John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Jesus died so we may live. He died for whosoever. That means “anybody who”. Anybody! Period! God will save you from the punishment of your sin! How do you accept this gift?
First things first, realize and acknowledge that you are a sinner!
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
Romans 3:10 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:”
For all have sinned. Everybody! There is none righteous. Nobody is righteous! Understand that you are a sinner and the punishment of your sin is death!
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” The wage of sin is death! You have earned a death penalty!
BUT! The amazing interjection is that God has provided a Gift! He offers us eternal life as a free gift! You earned your punishment, but God is giving you life and a pardon! And accepting this gift is easier than accepting most gifts from other people! That gift is eternal life through the sacrifice of his perfect Son to take your sin!
God loves us! He wants us to be saved!
Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
All you have to do is believe in God and what He did and call out to Him!
Romans 10:9-10 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
If you believe and call you are saved by God’s Grace!
And you can be sure He heard you! You can be sure He did His part!
Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Once you are saved it is forever! You cannot lose it!
John 6:37 “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”
John 10:28 “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”
You know God has promised to save anybody who believes and calls upon Him! And we also know He cannot lie!
Titus 1:2 “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;”
So call out to Him for your salvation!
Here is an example of how your prayer may sound like:
"God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that I deserve the consequences of my sin. I am trusting in Jesus Christ as my Savior. I believe that His death and resurrection provided for my forgiveness. I trust in Jesus and Jesus alone as my personal Lord and Savior. Please God I call out to you now! Please forgive me and give me eternal life through Jesus Christ! Thank you, Lord! Thank you for saving me and forgiving me! In Jesus Name, Amen!”
Welcome to the family!
Now is the time to follow God’s word and your first step of obedience is to be baptized. Find a church to grow in and with! Let them know that you are a part of the family and would like to be baptized.