What Must I Do To Be Saved?

In Acts 16 Paul answers this question for the Philippian jailer, “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved and thy house.” If the Philippian jailer and his household believe on the Lord Jesus Christ they will be saved.

Our next question could be, “what does it mean to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ?” Most can simply look back in history and read and believe in the idea that a man named Jesus of Nazareth lived and died. Is that enough?

In Romans 10 we read, “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…whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” The scriptures go on to say that faith comes by hearing according to the Word of God.

To be saved we must trust in Christ’s payment for our sin–that Jesus lived a sinless life, was crucified, died and was buried, and three days later rose from the dead, was seen of over five hundred people, ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father. He will come to judge the living and the dead. Those who have trusted Christ for forgiveness of sin will live eternally. Others will die and suffer eternal separation from God where the fire is not quenched and you never cease to exist–what we all deserve. Eternal life is free to us, though it was costly for God. God the Father loved us, so He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to suffer
in our place. Christ experienced the weight of the sins of all of us, His holy Father turning His back on Him because of it, suffering for us, He died in our place. Trust in His payment for your sin and inherit eternal life.

All of this information is found in the Bible. Have you read it?

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