Why Do I Need To Be Saved?
Romans 3:23, 24 'For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.'Romans 6:23'For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
We cannot be saved by being a good person.
Sin is an old fashioned word that simply means doing it my own way, which causes me to miss hitting the bullseye of God's Holiness and will. There is no such thing as a person that has not sinned.
Ephesians 2:8-10 'For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
What Does it Mean to be Born Again?
John 3:3 & 16 & 17 'In reply Jesus declared, I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."Vs 16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.'
Acts 16:30, 31 'He Then brought them out and asked, Sirs, What must I do to be saved? They replied, Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved you and your household.'
Romans 10:9-10 If you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
The Bible Reveals a Clear Path to God Through Faith in Jesus Christ.
John 1:1-5; 12; 18 'In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.'
Vs 12 'Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God children not born of natural descent, nor of human decision of a husband's will, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John testifies concerning him, He cries out saying, 'This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.' From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known.'
How Do I Know for Sure That I Have Been Saved?
John 10:27-30 'My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand. I and the Father are one.'
Romans 8:37-39 'No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.'
1 John 1:9 'If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.'
1 John 5:10-13 'Anyone who believes in the Son of God has this testimony in his heart. Anyone who does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because he has not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.'