What Must I Do To Be Saved?

What must I do to be saved? Every person must learn the answer to this question. To ignore the question is to spend eternity in hell. A proper response to the question is to spend eternity in heaven. Thank the great God of heaven and earth that He told us precisely what to do.

Scriptures teach that salvation is dispensed by grace through faith (Ephesians 2: 8). One does not merit salvation. It is God’s gift to those who accept His provision through faith.

Paul and Silas were jailed in Phillipi. Although their future looked bleak, they sang hymns at the midnight hour. Then Almighty God, an ever-vigilant God, came to their rescue. He sent a mighty earthquake that opened the doors of the prison and released them from their bonds. The jailer responsible for the prisoners was distraught because he thought that Paul and Silas had escaped and that the Roman Government would require his life in return. Paul stopped the jailer from committing suicide by assuring him that he and the other prisoners had not escaped. The frightened jailer then asked the question of all questions, “What must I do to be saved?” Read it in Acts 16:29-31. The answer given to the question was “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

Sinner, the first thing that you must do is to realize that you are lost!

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) KJV
“For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 3:26) KJV

Secondly, you must realize that God loves you…

…and demonstrated that fact. “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.” (Romans 5:6-7) KJV

Thirdly, having become aware of your sinner status…

…you must repent of your sins, accept the precious gift of God, (eternal life through His son), and then accept Him as your Lord and Savior.
“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.” (Romans 10: 9-10) KJV

Faith is not only the initial reaction to a careful study of the Word of God, but is also a summary statement of the Christian walk. A Christian must have the faith to obey. The very first act of obedience after having accepted Jesus as Savior is to identify with Him in baptism (Acts 2:38; Mark 16:15-16; Romans 6:4). This public act tells the world of the inward change, wrought in your heart by the Holy Spirit.

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