– Admit that you are a sinner.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
We all have sin in our hearts. We all were born with sin. We were born under the power of sin’s control.
– Understand that you deserve death for your sin.
Romans 6:23a …The wages of sin is death…
Sin has an ending. It results in death. We all face physical death, which is a result of sin. But a worse death is spiritual death that alienates us from God and will last for all eternity. The Bible teaches that there is a place called the Lake of Fire where lost people will be in torment forever. It is the place where people who are spiritually dead will remain.
– Ask God to forgive you and save you.
Romans 6:23b …But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Salvation is a free gift from God to you! You can’t earn this gift; you must reach out and receive it.
– Give your life to God. His love poured out in Jesus on the cross is your only hope to have forgiveness and change. His love bought you out of being a slave to sin. His love is what saves you – not religion or church membership. God loves you!
Romans 5:8 God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us!
When Jesus died on the cross, He paid sin’s penalty. He paid the price for all sin, and when He took all the sins of the world on Himself on the cross, He bought us out of slavery and sin and death! The only condition is that we believe in Him and what He has done for us, understanding that we are now joined with Him, and that He is our life. He did all this because He loved us and gave Himself for us!
– Call out to God in the name of Jesus!
Romans 10:13 Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved!
Romans 10:9-10 …If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
– If you know that God is knocking on your heart’s door, ask Him to come into your heart.
Jesus said in Revelation 3:20a “Behold I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him…”
– Is Jesus knocking on your heart’s door?
Believe in Him. Ask Him to come in to your heart by faith, and ask Him to reveal Himself to you. Open the Bible to the Gospel of John and read what God says about Jesus, about you, and about being born again. God will help you to understand because He loves you.
As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name!