Deep desire for God
We have planted in our spirits the deep desire to know God. We have been created in His image and are made to fellowship with Him for eternity (John 17:3).
Separated from God
The problem is, until you are saved by Jesus, you can’t have intimate fellowship with God. Sin traps and spiritually separates you from the Father. It’s not enough to be a “good person” or to do unselfish things for others. The Bible tells us that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23). Because the wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23), we’re spiritually dead without His help.
God had a plan
Thankfully, God had a plan. The Bible unfolds that miraculous plan throughout its pages.
In the Old Testament, the priests had to make sacrifices for the people so they could be right with God. But it was a temporary fix. The New Testament tells the story of the permanent plan, the one that allows you to spend eternity with Him. That plan was named Jesus. He came to earth, died on a cross, and was raised to life to rescue you, make you alive, and bring you into eternal relationship with God.
Salvation isn’t just about life after death, it also allows you to live an abundant life here and now (John 10:10). When you make way for Christ in your life, the same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives in you (Rom. 8:11)!
How do I get saved?
Romans 10:9 tells us that “if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
If you want an intimate love relationship with God, you must admit that you’re a sinner, believe and receive God’s free gift of salvation, then simply talk to God and turn your life over to Him. If you’re not sure what to say, you can pray this prayer:
“Dear Lord Jesus, I know I’ve fallen short. I’m a sinner. I need Your forgiveness. I believe that You came to earth, died, and rose again so I could live connected to God. I confess You as my Lord and give my life to You – past, present and future. Thank You for saving me. Amen.”
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How do I know if I’m saved?
The evidence of salvation is what happens in you when you give your life to Christ. His Holy Spirit in you gives you a desire to live for God and the ability to hear, recognize, and respond to His voice (John 10:3-5). When you have new life in Christ, you will want to follow Him, enjoy His presence, and hear God’s voice in Scripture. You’ll feel convicted when you sin, and you’ll want to live a life that’s pleasing to God (Col 1:10). These are all common traits of the Christian.