Last Updated: 08-16-2023
How To Receive Salvation Through Jesus Christ
Salvation through Christ is a question people ask and want to know what is salvation. And how do I receive salvation through Jesus Christ? As you continue to read, we will answer these questions. We will provide a biblical understanding of what the bible says. Are you ready? Let’s dive in and learn!
How can I Be Saved?
How can one be saved, or how can I be saved? This is a significant question to ask. Why? Because this question determines where you will spend your eternity after your life in this world has come to an end. Thank the Lord, He tells us how one can be saved. As a matter of fact, you are not the only person who has asked this question. A Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas the exact same question.
Acts 16:30 30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
4982 sṓzō (from sōs, “safe, rescued”) – properly, deliver out of danger and into safety; used principally of God rescuing believers from the penalty and power of sin – and into His provisions (safety).HELPS Word-studies
Paul and Silas answer his question;
Acts 16:331-32 BSB; 31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household.” 32 Then Paul and Silas spoke the word of the Lord to him and to everyone in his house.
According to scripture, one can be saved by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ. Now that you know how to be saved. Let’s take a step further. Do you know what you are being saved from?
What Am I Being Saved From?
Simply put, you are being saved from your sins. One might say, what sin or what is sin?
Every person on the face of this planet was born with sin (Psalm 51:5). Another scripture tells us, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:23). And we personally choose to sin knowingly or unknowingly.
Ecclesiastes 7:20 Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.
1 John 1:8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
What is Sin?
Sin is one committing unrighteousness before God (1 John 3:4). Committing sin can also be called lawlessness, iniquity, disobedience.
An example of what is sin is pride. For pride is a sin and pride leads us into destruction. “In proverbs it tells us what God says about pride. These scriptures tell us God hates pride in our attitude and in our thinking. We, also, learn that God not only hates the prideful attitude and prideful thinking but God hates… read morePride Comes Before A Fall
John 8:34 KJV Jesus Answered Them, Verily, Verily, I Say Unto You, Whosoever Committeth Sin Is The Servant Of Sin.
The word servant is actually the word slave. Whoever sins is a slave to sin. Is that you? Romans 3:9-18 tells us, yes. We are all slaves to sin and are in need of being set free from its captivity.
How to be set Free from Slavery?
Luke 4:18-19, John 8:34-36, and Acts 4:8-12 tell us. Jesus is the only One who can set someone free from the slavery of sin. But why is this needed or a problem?
Daniel 12:2, Matthew 25:46, and Jude 1:7 tells us if we die in our sins we are guilty before God. We will be required to pay God’s penalty for sin, which is eternal death (Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:11-15).
How Can I Avoid God’s Penalty?
First accept you cannot save yourself. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8). There are no works, rituals, or religious traditions that will cancel your guilty verdict and the death sentence that awaits you.
Man Ask Jesus How to have Eternal Life
A man asked Jesus the very same question. He too wanted to know how to obtain eternal life which would avoid God’s penalty. Let’s read the bible.
Matthew 19:16-26 NASB; 16 And someone came to Him and said, “Teacher, what good thing shall I do so that I may obtain eternal life?” 17 And He said to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”
18 Then he said to Him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER; YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY; YOU SHALL NOT STEAL; YOU SHALL NOT GIVE FALSE TESTIMONY; 19 HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER; and YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” 20 The young man said to Him, “All these I have kept; what am I still lacking?” 21 Jesus said to him, “If you want to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
22 But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property. 23 And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 25 When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, “Then who can be saved?” 26 And looking at them, Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
In order to avoid God’s penalty then one must be saved through Jesus Christ. Salvation is the thought and work of God alone.
Jesus Made the way to receive Salvation
John 3:16-18 KJV 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. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Question: “What does the Bible say about how to humble yourself?”Answer: John Bunyan, in the second part of his book The Pilgrim’s Progress, describes the time when Christiana and her companions must descend into the Valley of Humiliation. Bunyan describes that place as “a steep hill, and the way was slippery.” In other words, it’s never easy to humble oneself, and when our path demands humility of us, we can easily slip up… read moreGot Questions
Jesus Offers Life!
The invitation is extended to those who are thirsty.
Question: “What is the way of salvation?” Answer: Are you hungry? Not physically hungry, but do you have a hunger for something more in life? Is there something deep inside of you that never seems to be satisfied? If so, Jesus is the way! Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty” (John 6:35)…. read moreGot Questions
Revelation 22:17 KJV And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
In Matthew 11:28–30, Jesus also describes to whom the invitation is being given. He is inviting the weary and overburdened. This is those who are mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausted. You have worked for love and acceptance, but it still doesn’t come. You make changes on the outside, but the discontentment in the heart will not go away. Life begins to have no point. It is just one big circle.
Not only are you worn out, but it is as if you are carrying around a very heavy backpack that weighs you down, and you can’t put it down. No matter how much you discuss the burden, try to forget about it, or drown it, it always raises its ugly head and seems to get heavier. Jesus knows you are a sinner, but do you.
When you do, Jesus says, I can take your guilt and shame, I can set you free from your burden. Only Jesus can deliver us out from under the wrath of God, slavery to sin, and our guilty verdict because He paid the price.
Can I Be Set Free?
John 8:31 KJV Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free…. 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
John 14:6 KJV Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
To be set free, there is humility of the heart to repent, which is, to turn from sin and turn to God. It is to trust or have faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross.
Romans 10:9 KJV 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. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Salvation is in the heart, not the head. We cannot ascend to salvation through knowledge. Salvation is a heart change. Jesus calls whosoever will believe. I pray you call upon the Lord Jesus and tell Him you want to come. You are thirsty, tired, and worn out. He is the only way to be set free.
Receive Christ Today!
Did you come to Christ today and are wondering what the next step is? The next step is to learn of God and learn what it means to have a personal, one-on-one relationship with the Lord. Here is a great place to start:
Learn what God says about whatever it is you’re being told. Beware of false doctrine, teachers, and pastors.
Acts 17:11 KJV 11 These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.
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