What is salvation? Salvation is when God rescues us from sin and death and gives us the gift of eternal life. It is a free gift from God that we can receive by faith. When we receive salvation, we are given a new spiritual nature and a new identity as children of God. We are also given the Holy Spirit, who dwells in us and gives us power to live a godly life.
Hear the gospel
The first step in salvation is hearing the gospel, which is the good news that Jesus died for our sins and rose from the dead. When we believe in Him, we are forgiven and have eternal life.
The gospel is God’s power to save us from His wrath. It is the message that we are sinners and that Jesus Christ died on the cross to save us from our sins. What we must do is repent of our sins and trust in Jesus Christ as our Savior.
The bible tells us that we must believe in Jesus Christ to be saved from our sins. this is not a head knowledge but a heart knowledge. it is placing our trust in what Jesus did for us on the cross. it is believing that He died for our sins and was resurrected from the dead.
Repent of your sins
The first step is to repent, which means you must agree with God that you have sinned. The Bible says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). This means every person has done things that God says are wrong. But He also provided a way for us to be forgiven. The Bible says, “To all who repent and believe in Him [Jesus], He gives the right to become children of God” (Acts 13:38-39).
Confess that Jesus is Lord
In order to be saved, you must confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead (Romans 10:9-10). This is more than just saying words; it’s a change of heart. You must believe that Jesus died for your sins and was raised from the dead.
The first step is to repent of your sins. You need to be willing to turn away from your old life and be willing to start living a new life for Christ. Once you have repented, the next step is to be baptized. Baptism is an outward sign of the inward change that has taken place in your life. It is a public profession of your faith in Christ. If you have never been baptized, we would encourage you to talk to your pastor about taking this important step in your faith journey.
The Assurance of Salvation
The word “assurance” is often used to describe the comfort we have in knowing that we have eternal life. This comfort comes from the Holy Spirit and not from our own understanding or efforts. However, there are certain things we can do to make our assurance of salvation stronger. In this article, we will explore five practical steps to take that will help increase our assurance that we are truly saved.
The security of the believer
What is the security of the believer? The security of the believer is the assurance that once a person has been saved, they cannot lose their salvation. This doctrine is also sometimes called “once saved, always saved” or “eternal security.”
The doctrine of the security of the believer is based on several biblical truths:
God is sovereign and in control of all things (1 Chronicles 29:11-12; Psalm 103:19; Job 42:2).
God is faithful (Lamentations 3:22-23; 1 Corinthians 10:13).
God keeps His promises (2 Timothy 2:13; Hebrews 10:23).
Christians are sealed by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:30).
Christians are united with Christ (Romans 6:5; 8:1).
Christians are adopted into God’s family (Ephesians 1:5; Galatians 4:5-7).
All who believe in Christ are given everlasting life (John 3:16; 6:40; 10:28-29).
These biblical truths lead to the conclusion that once a person has been saved, they cannot lose their salvation. Once a person has put their faith in Christ and received forgiveness, they are a child of God forever (John 1:12-13). God will never disown His children (Romans 8:31-39).
The evidence of salvation
The evidence of salvation is not perfect knowledge or sinless perfection, but a changed life. The clearest evidence is a life that reflects Christ in attitudes and actions. When Jesus asked what evidence would be needed to believe in Him, He said, “The works I have done in my Father’s name” (John 10:25). A changed life is the best testimony to salvation. The apostle Paul wrote, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).
The fruit of salvation
The fruit of salvation is not earned, it is a gift from God. It can not be taken away, once given. It is for those who have repented of their sin and have asked Jesus Christ to be their personal savior. The fruit of salvation includes forgiveness, eternal life, and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.