How Do You Belong To God?
So How Do You Belong To God?
“Salvation is found in no one else,
for there is no other name under heaven
given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
Acts 4:12 (New International Version)
When I was teen, I became a Christian. People I talked to had different ways of explaining the same idea found in the Bible about how to be saved.
One of the simplest that I remember was called “The A,B,C’s of Salvation.”
A = Admit that you are a sinner and need God’s help to be saved.
B = Believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and was raised from the dead.
C = Confess that Jesus is your Lord and Savior to others.
There was also the explanation known as “The Romans Road to Salvation,” because the basic Bible verses needed to explain salvation were found in the book of Romans.
Romans 3:23 says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life inChrist Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 10:9-10 says, “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
Romans 10:13 says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Dear friend, I pray that you would ask God to help you to understand these Bible verses and all that they mean as you read them and think about them.
Praying to God is as easy as talking to a good friend. Open up and share all that you are thinking about and needing from Him. He is listening.
May God Bless You today with the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Amen.