Salvation is really important. It’s eternally important. There are many ways to come to Jesus. Here’s one way to understand the problem of sin and the solution that only Jesus can offer:
You are loved by God!
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
Sin separates you from God
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God – Romans 3:23
God’s remedy for sin is Jesus
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 6:23
Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said. – 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. – 2 Corinthians 5:21
Jesus is the only Way
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” – John 14:6
You can secure salvation through Jesus
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. – Romans 10:9
And they overcame him [Satan] by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony – Revelation 12:11
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God – Ephesians 2:8
The Sinner’s Prayer
There are many different ways to make the sinner’s prayer – the acknowledgement that you are a sinner and the only way to be forgiven is through Jesus. Below is one version of the sinner’s prayer that you can pray, right now, to know that you are accepted by God on behalf of His Son Jesus.
Heavenly Father, I know that I am a sinner. I know that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and that includes me. I know that You hate sin, and that there is nothing I can do on my own to reconcile myself to You. I confess my complete and total helplessness in dealing with sin. I repent of my wicked ways, and trust alone in your Son, Jesus Christ, who You sent for me. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He was born of a virgin, that He led a completely sinless life, that He offered Himself up freely as a sacrifice on the cross for the atonement of sins, and that He rose from the dead on the third day. I believe that Jesus paid the price I could never pay and did everything necessary for me to be reconciled to You. I thank You for Your Son Jesus and accept Him as my personal Lord and Savior. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.