Why Salvation? Any sin will distance us from God. We have all sinned, fallen short of God’s glorious standard, and need forgiveness if we are to have eternal life with God (Romans 3:23). God wants us to recognize our sins, repent, and seek Him in faith. Otherwise, He says we will perish under the penalty of our sins. Through Christ Jesus, God freely and graciously declares that we are righteous. We are freed from the penalty of our sin when we believe that Jesus sacrificed His life, shedding His blood for us (Romans 3:24-25).
Why did God do this? John 3:16-17 says, “For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life. God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him.”
How can you receive this free gift of salvation? It’s simple. “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” (Romans 10:9-10)
Would you like to invite Christ to come into your heart and change your life? Pray this prayer:
“Dear Heavenly Father, I confess my sins and ask You to forgive me. I open up my heart right now and invite Jesus to come in. I believe Jesus is the Son of God, and I confess Him as my Lord. I mean this prayer, and with Your help I will live for You by FAITH. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.”