Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. (Romans 6:3-6 ESV)
Reading: Romans 9:22-28
“I am the Way and the Truth and the Life” (Jn 14:6)
There are many who are Christians for generations but they have never experienced personal salvation. They regularly read their Bible, say their prayers, attend the Church Services, and so on. But they would not be in a position to give an instant “yes” answer to the question, “Are you saved?” In the same way, there are numerous non-Christians that attend Gospel Campaigns and listen to Christian radio or TV programmes regularly, without ever coming into a personal experience of salvation. The reason is that these sincere people have never been told the simple steps to God’s great Salvation. Today can be your day of Salvation if you follow these three simple steps—
Accept that you are a sinner before God. Our so-called good characters may even be a hindrance for our personal
salvation. Our own righteousness is like filthy rags before God (Isa 64:6). May be you are free from apparent bad habits. But it is “from the heart” that sins like evil thoughts, covetousness, envy, pride and the like spring forth (Mk 7:21,22). We “all” have sinned and fallen down from God’s standard (Rom 3:23). Unless we accept our lostness, we will not acknowledge the need for redemption.
You must believe that Jesus Christ bore your sins on the Cross and died for you. Basically we are enemies to God, because we have gone astray as sheep from the Shepherd and have been walking against the Law of God (Isa 53:6). Christ came to reconcile us with God the Father (1 Tim 2:5). He suffered and shed His blood for us. His blood alone can cleanse us from all sin (1 Jn 1:7). Believe on the Name of Christ and receive Him as your Sinbearer and Saviour (Acts 16:31).
Declare through words what you have believed in your heart. When you confess that Christ is the Lord of your life, you will be saved (Rom 10:9). Baptism in water is a sign of your commitment to Christ and a step of obedience to God (1 Pet 3:21). Jesus told His disciples just before He left for Heaven, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved!” (Mk 16:16).
If you believe that the Bible offers truth about the way to salvation, but you have not made the decision yet to become a Christian, it’s as simple as praying this
prayer. You can pray by yourself, using your own words. There is no special formula. Just pray from your heart to God, and He will save you. 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.First the Jews and also the Gentiles.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the
wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 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.
If you feel lost and just don’t know what to pray, here’s a prayer of salvation that you can pray: