This is the most important question one can ask in life and often, one of the most misunderstood. Salvation is simply putting your trust in Jesus Christ, this is saying with your mouth or confessing that He is in charge (Lord over your existence or life) and believing or being fully convinced that He lived, died and rose again then you will be saved or have eternal life in Heaven.  We derive this from Romans 10:9-10.  There are also a number of other references from the Bible that agree with that particular passage in the Bible.  

If it's so easy to be saved then why do we make it so hard to understand or obtain?  The fact is we are all, every single one of us, messed up and it's easy to try and add to what salvation is.  Let's look at this:

Salvation is not a set of rules.  It's not morale acts or being in a good mood.  Living as closely as possible to the commands of the Bible and living morally and joy and other attributes happen over time as we surrender more to Jesus, not by what we do, Eph 2:8.  After salvation...until we die, we are going to mess up and blow it, Rom 3:23-34.  Salvation starts with what we believe to be true about Jesus, that He is the only sinless human to ever walk the planet and that He died for our sins and rose again to defeat death.  We will grow as we read the Bible and hang out with other Christians and as we make mistakes.  Salvation isn't bondage to religion; it's freedom in a relationship with a very real Savior who came from Heaven, walked the Earth perfectly, died, rose again and returned to Heaven to wait for those who have trusted in Him to join Him in Heaven, Romans 8.

Just believing in a God is not salvation, James 2:19.  There is only one true Savior, Jesus Christ, 1Timothy 2:5., Acts 4:11-12.  Believing He lived is not enough.  You must place your whole hope in Him and confess Him as your Savior.

You are exactly like every other person living.  We all have issues and do things that aren't right.  That's why Jesus came, to save people who would continue to fail in being perfect, Romans 3:9-23.  We don't have a license to sin or live a life of carefree hedonism however, when you trust Jesus, you will change, from your beliefs to your actions.  Here's the deal, no sin is worse than another, speeding and murder are the same.  We don't practice looking down on anyone because we are just as lost without Jesus as every other person.  That's why salvation is imperative, Jesus forgives us of our wrongs no matter how hard we try to live a life like He did, Romans 6:1-14.

Doubt isn't a bad thing.  There was a dude named Thomas who saw Jesus after He rose up from the grave.  Thomas had some serious doubts and Jesus let Thomas put his hands inside the wounds the Roman soldiers caused to prove He was really the one who rose from the grave, John 20:24-29.  Just like Thomas, we all have doubts and differences of opinions.  After salvation some of the doubts should go away, others may or may not.  Your relationship with Jesus is a journey and Jesus will teach you if you let Him.

It depends.  Did you confess Jesus as Lord of your life and believe in Him for your salvation, Romans 10:9-10?  If you don't know or aren't sure, you should make sure.  We want to help guide you to that decision.

Leave everybody out of it; it’s between you and God. You have probably heard this a ton of times but this “How To” can change your life! And, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1.  Realize that you are a sinner. Ask yourself these questions, "Has anything ever been more important to me than God? Have I ever lied (a lie is a lie, no matter how small you may think it is), stolen (cheated on a test, took a piece of gum, etc.), hated (the Bible says it's murder in your heart), lusted,(the Bible says it's adultery in your heart), taken the Lord's name in vain (OMG!!!), dishonored my parents, or been jealous of someone else's belonging?" The Bible says that we have all sinned, and that if you've broken one commandment, it is the same as breaking all of the commandments, Romans 3:10-12, and 23. All sin deserves punishment, and God is a just God. He should give you what you deserve-- Hell. However, He died for your sins and took your punishment, so that you can live eternally, Romans 6:23.

2.  The good news is that Jesus took your place and died for your sins, Romans 5:8. Repent from sins, and change your mind about going your ways. That means turn away from them to follow Jesus. You cannot do this in your own power, but the Holy Spirit will help you if you ask Him. He will transform you and make you a new creation, Romans 10:9-13. If you want to be saved, you must believe with everything within you and speak this simple prayer "Jesus, I know I'm lost without you.  I believe you came to earth and died for my sins.  I ask your forgiveness for my unbelief in you and will now follow you.  I am trusting you today to save me and I desire to live for you.  Thank you for saving me.  Amen".

3.  Be glad, and rejoice, now that you have been forgiven, because when you ask for His forgiveness, He forgives, Romans 5:1. There is no condemnation for your previous sins, Romans 8:1, and nothing can ever separate you from God, Romans 8:38-39.

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