How do I get saved?
Salvation is a gift from God, and comes through believing in Jesus and Jesus alone. In John 14:6, the Bible tells us very clearly that Christ is the only way to God and eternal life. We are saved by grace alone by faith in the blood atonement of Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross! For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9).
The GOSPEL OF GRACE
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV).
THE SIMPLICITY OF THE GOSPEL
The Gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ died to pay for all of our sins and came back from the dead. If I put my faith in Him, that He did that for me, I receive that very moment, everlasting life as a free gift. If I have everlasting life as a present possession, then there are no other requirements to getting saved, for I already am saved. Therefore, any message that adds to faith alone in Christ alone, is a false, counterfeit message that cannot save.
Here is a sample prayer for salvation: Father God, thank You for choosing to love me! I know I am a sinner. I believe that You sent Your Son, Jesus Christ, to die for my sins. I believe He rose again and lives today. I believe that I am saved by grace through faith in the blood atonement of Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross. I believe that the precious blood of Jesus has washed me clean of all of my sins – past, present and future. Thank You for Your wonderful love and for giving me eternal life! In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.