“You can’t be saved by believing in anyone else. God has given us no other name under heaven that will save us.” -Acts 4:12 (NIrV)
Being Saved, Why & Does it Really Matter???
Yes it Most Defiantly Does Matter & Should Matter to YOU!!!! We are all Sinners by Nature & by Choice. Saying a simple prayer when you were 8 or even right now doesn’t mean you are saved forever. You also have to live it every day of your life after you say a simple prayer for salvation. Whether you’re the President, Pastor of a Church, Youth Leader or just someone off the streets. We all fall short of the glory of God daily. We all struggle, stumble, fall down & make mistakes. What matters is that you get back up, repent, turn from your sin and start over. God forgives every one of us. He wants us to open our hearts to Him & chase after Him as He does us. He wants us to Love Him & others as He Loves us. He quickly forgives us & we should forgive others.
By praying a prayer for salvation you are opening your heart, mind & spirit to God, His Love & forgiveness. You must turn form your sin whatever it may be. There are a multitude of sins. If you fall back into your sin God will forgive you. But you must turn from your sin, repent & ask God for forgiveness. Seek God daily, His presence, His spirit, His face & His voice. His spirit lives in us & He is with us always. You may not think God is with you but He is. He might be silent but He is there & He will never leave you. He is waiting for you to invite Him in, to love Him & speak to Him. He is the best friend you will ever have. Talk to Him in prayer about every detail of your life. Nothing is too small or insignificant to talk to Him about. He wants that from us, He wants our hearts, our lives & most of all our love & faithfulness. Here are a few scriptures that might help you to decide about your salvation:
Romans 3:23 New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)
23 Everyone has sinned. No one measures up to God’s glory. (No one can live up to God’s sinless perfection)
Romans 6:23 New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)
23 When you sin, the pay you get is death. But God gives you the gift of eternal life. That’s because of what Christ Jesus our Lord has done (Death is the penalty for sin, that is why we all need salvation to be saved).
John 3:16 Amplified Bible (AMP)
16 For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten ([a]unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life (God gave us salvation thru His only son Jesus because He loved us so).
Romans 5:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us (Jesus took our place on the cross. He took all of our sins while on that cross. He died in our place so we could have the free gift of salvation.)
Acts 16:30-31 Amplified Bible (AMP)
30 And he brought them out [of the dungeon] and said, Men, what is it necessary for me to do that I may be saved?
31 And they answered, Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ [a]give yourself up to Him, [b] take yourself out of your own keeping and entrust yourself into His keeping] and you will be saved, [and this applies both to] you and your household as well.
Romans 10:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
9 Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:13 Amplified Bible (AMP)
13 For everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord [invoking Him as Lord] will be saved
Now that you have decided here is a simple prayer for your salvation. But most of your salvation depends on you…. When you say this prayer remember to believe, have faith, open your heart, your mind & let God into every corner of your life. Let His LOVE pour out to you like His blood poured out on the cross for each an every one of us. He LOVES every one of us.
Think about it God gave His only son Jesus because He LOVED us. Now if you accept Jesus in your heart, your mind & believe in Him with everything you have.
Say this prayer & be saved….
“Father God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that you died on the cross for me. Forgive me of my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins & open the door of my heart & life to you. I receive you as my Savior, come into my life & save me. Thank you for what you have done for me.” -Amen