Path to Salvation

Who needs Salvation?

Everyone needs salvation. “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil 2:12).

What is the source of Salvation?

According to the Word of God there but one path to salvation. “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). The name, of course, is Jesus. He alone is the source of salvation.

How can my sins be forgiven?

We are forgiven our sins by our own confession. Scripture tells us “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9).

Why is sin so severe?

Sinfulness is the choice between eternal life or death. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin when it is finished, bringeth forth death”(James 1:15). Jesus died that man might be saved from this penalty of sin.

What can I do to be saved?

The path to salvation begins with faith. “So, then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). “But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:8-10).

The following practices are recommended to assure Christian growth:

  1. a. Study God’s word (2 Ti 2:14-16, 2 Ti 3:16-17)
  2. b. Pray at all times (1 Thess 5:17)
  3. c. Fellowship with other Christians (He 10:25, Ps 122:1)
  4. d. Be a witness for Christ (Acts 1:8, Jn 15:6)
  5. e. Be obedient to God (Jn 14:15, Ja 1:22, Phil 2:12)