"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path" (Psalm 119:105).
What Must I Do to Be Saved?
This is the greatest and most important question one can ask. It was asked
by a jailor in Acts 16:30. A lot of answers may be given to this question, but
the one that matters is what the Bible says.
You must hear Christ. God the Father said in reference to
Jesus, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye
him" (Matthew 17:5). God hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son
(Hebrews 1:1-2). Christ is the Prophet raised up like unto Moses, and the Bible
says, "...him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto
you" (Acts 3:22).
You must believe in Christ. Jesus said, “…for if ye believe
not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins” (John 8:24). The written record is
all that is needed to cause us to “believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of
God” (John 20:30-31). Hebrews 11:6 records, “But without faith it is impossible
to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he
is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
You must repent of your sins. The Lord stated, “…except ye
repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3). Paul preached, “And the
times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where
to repent” (Acts 17:30). Repentance is a turning from evil unto God as seen from
the example of the men of Nineveh (Matthew 12:41; Jonah 3:5-9).
You must confess your faith in Christ. Jesus said, “Whosoever
therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father
which is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32). Paul taught, “That if thou shalt confess
with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt 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 10:9-10). A good example of one confessing his faith in Christ is when
the man of Ethiopia said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God” (Acts
You must be baptized into Christ. Mark 16:16 says, “He that
believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be
damned.” When Jews on Pentecost asked, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”
(Acts 2:37), they were told, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the
name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins…” (Acts 2:38). Bible baptism is
an immersion in water (Acts 8:36-38) that puts one into Christ (Galatians 3:27)
where salvation is (2 Timothy 2:10).
You must be faithful unto death. The Lord declared, “…be
thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life” (Revelation
2:10). The Corinthian Christians were instructed, “Therefore, my beloved
brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord,
forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord” (1
“…behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2
Corinthians 6:2). If you would like to study further or we can assist you in being saved, please Contact Us.