By Faith Comes Grace Through The Complete Work of Christ
The Simplicity of Salvation
So God sent His Son, Jesus of Nazareth, in the form of a man to remove the sin which separated mankind’s heart from the heart of God. By entering the world as a man, God was able to take the sins of the entire world upon His own shoulders and pay the penalty of this separation by allowing His Son, Jesus Christ, to be separated from
Him for a moment of time. That is why Jesus cried out while dying on the cross, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” However, in forsaking His Son at that moment, God was restoring the opportunity for you and me to return to the experience of the Garden of Eden and once again have fellowship with Almighty God. Once again we could walk with Him in the cool of the day and share our lives with Him and have God share His life with us.
The Prayer of Salvation
We can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sins—that’s called repentance. Jesus Christ knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty. We suggest praying the following prayer to accept Christ as your Savior:
“Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.”
Remember the scripture tells us to ask Christ into our lives and mean it with our hearts, and we will become born again. So open your heart and mean it truly before you pray and you will have peace and eternity within you. The problem has always been, and more now than ever especially in wealthier nations we have fallen away, and this simple process has become lost.
As Jesus Christ was walking down the cobblestone road with Nicodemus, Jesus told him in order to be in the kingdom of heaven with my Father you must be born again, John 3:1. Nicodemus replied how can I be born again when I already have been born, Jesus replied it is of the Spirit ” Your Spirit becomes One With Christ”, amazing you are still you, however, your spirit becomes complete ( 100 percent), and you now have eternity in heaven and become a child of God.
Salvation Is Really Just That Simple
The problem is mankind to many degrees through inner pride has made salvation very distant. There is no way to work our way into heaven, although many religions have claimed this. Christianity is a relationship with God. It is not what we think of as good that makes it into heaven, it is the forgiven.
Salvation is being saved or rescued from the penalty of sin. We are all sinners, and the consequence of sin is death—not just physical death, but eternal separation from God. To be saved from your sin, take these three steps: Ask forgiveness for your sins; be willing to turn from your sins; and believe that Jesus Christ—our Lord and Savior—died for your sins and rose again.