Through prayer, invite Jesus into your heart to become your personal Lord and Savior. “For with the heart (core being) man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation .” ( Romans 10:10) “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” ( Romans 10:13)
For some, the most important way to achieve salvation is through doing good works, such as giving to charity. However, other Christians focus on worship and faith. Most Christians believe that people can achieve salvation by following God’s law, which is found in the Bible.
In Christianity, salvation (also called deliverance or redemption) is the “saving [of] human beings from sin and its consequences, which include death and separation from God” by Christ’s death and resurrection, and the justification following this salvation .
To be saved, we must “GROW in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18), from just some faith “until we all attain to the unity of faith [become united with Jesus…not attached to sin]…to mature manhood [a mature saving faith]” (Ephesians 4:13), so we can accept Jesus’ sanctifying
This inner peace may improve people’s confidence; give them an ability to persevere in a difficult task or circumstance; or enable them to shed damaging behaviors such as substance abuse. Second, one develops a new relationship with God. Since God is “ saving ” an individual, prayer to God takes on a new meaning.
Peter told us in Acts 2:38 that repenting and being baptized is for the remission of sins. For the remission of sins means they repented and were baptized so that they could be forgiven of their sins. Jesus tells us in Mark 16:16 that “he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved”.
When attending to ways of salvation in theology, two terms stand up and draw our attention: Soteriology and Atonement.
Many Christians believe that those who die with unforgiven sins will not be able to get to heaven. Salvation means being saved from sin, and Christians believe that salvation is essential to have a relationship with God while on earth, and to have eternal life with God in heaven after death.
In the Pauline epistles, the oldest texts in the New Testament, eternal life becomes possible in the person of Christ, where by the grace of God and through faith in Christ humans can receive the gift of eternal life .
The plan of salvation is a Christian concept regarding God’s plan to save humanity from sin and its consequences. It occurs first in the New Testament, for example in the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Mark, although some scholars consider the idea fully developed first in the Gospel of Luke.
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior.
God’s Word says that we are saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus and not by our own efforts or works (Ephesians 2:8-9). Grace Alone. Faith Alone. Grace alone means that God loves, forgives, and saves us not because of who we are or what we do, but because of the work of Christ. Our salvation is in God’s hands.
Jones in United Methodist Doctrine writes that in Methodist theology: Faith is necessary to salvation unconditionally. Good works are necessary only conditionally, that is if there is time and opportunity.
In Jesus is found the example of a servant leader who, though fully divine, took on humanity and the human experience. He did this to redeem us from our sins and this is paramount in all of Christian theology. Nevertheless, He did at least two other things during His residence on this earth.