Salvation

churchSiloOur desire for everyone is to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The Bible explains how to be saved. “The Roman Road” is explained in the Bible, and it tells how to go to heaven.

The road begins at Romans 1:16: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes.” God is the source for our journey to heaven. He gives power for salvation to all who believe.

We need God’s power because we have a problem with sin. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “Sin” means missing the mark or missing God’s intended destination for us. None of us can reach that destination on his or her own because everyone is a sinner.

When we work, we earn money. Sin earns wages as well-wages of death. Because God loves all sinners, God has provided another route: “For wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

The highway to heaven is found in Romans 10:9: “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” We need to confess our sin and ask God for forgiveness. To confess Jesus as Lord involves agreeing with God about your sin and your need of salvation. You must repent of your sin, turning away from the direction in life in which you are going. To “believe in your heart” is to place your faith in Jesus, trusting that He died on the cross to pay for your sins. “But God proves His own love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

If you would like to have salvation in Jesus Christ, sincerely pray a prayer like this one: “Dear God, I confess to You my sin and need for salvation. I turn away from my sin and place my faith in Jesus as my Savior and Lord. Amen.”

Share your faith in Jesus with a Christian friend or pastor. Becoming a Christian is your first step on the lifelong road of spiritual growth and service God desires for you. Follow Christ in believer’s baptism and join a local church. It is our desire at Madison Heights Baptist Church for you to know Christ as Savior and to assist you in your journey.