Hello, Beloved Reader! I’m Faith. Thanks for visiting me today!
If you haven’t read the first two blogs in this series, now would be a good time to do so. You can find Part One HERE and Part Two HERE. So far, we have learned what salvation is and why it’s important to our eternal souls. Today, we will be talking about how you can be saved.
Salvation is not a thing to take lightly, for when life ends without it, the soul leaves for eternal damnation.
It must be duly noted that I, Faith Cross, cannot save anyone. Neither can Bro. Anthony, nor any other preacher. An object cannot save a person. A false god cannot save them. This salvation I speak of only comes from one eternal, perfect, sinless, sacrificial Lamb who died for all the sins of mankind.
The only thing I can do is proclaim the goodness and the mercy of God to the world. All I can do is speak of Christ’s salvation in hopes that someone might hear. John 6:44 says that no man can come to Jesus unless he is drawn. So, all I can do is speak, proclaim Jesus to people, and then the Lord uses that to draw them.
Some of what I will say here can be found on the SALVATION PAGE on the Oasis Ministries website. You can go there for some more information on salvation and resources.
To be saved…
To be saved you must realize you are a sinner and realize what that means for you and your eternal home. You need a savior. (Romans 3:23)
To be saved you have to believe in Jesus, on who He is, what He has done, and the promises He will give you. (Mark 16:16 | Acts 16:31)
You have to repent with Godly sorrow, confessing your iniquities and your sinful nature to Him. (1 John 1:9) God is kind and is merciful. He loves you so very much and will always love you. (Romans 8:38-39) This repenting is not remorse. It’s not being sorry because you got caught for your sins. (2 Chronicles 7:14 | Acts 3:19) To repent you have to ask for forgiveness and turn from your wicked ways. That last part is very important, because that is the basis of salvation.
Hell is the reward for wicked actions, therefore turn from them and be saved from Hell!
Now, salvation is, of course, a little more than that. As we have stated in the previous blogs, salvation (being born again) is a change. This change is not outwardly, but inwardly. God washes the heart clean and works on the inside to purify a person. Salvation is not a one time deal. It’s a lifestyle change.
To be saved you must be baptized in Jesus name. (Acts 2:38)
You must receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
When a baby is born, they only know what they are taught by their parents as they grow up. So, when you are born again, your heart has been washed clean, but you still need a parent. You still need someone to teach you and show you what way to take. This is what the Holy Ghost does. You need Jesus to occupy your heart or the enemy will.
Jesus died for you.
He died so you might gain this salvation to take you to a home in glory. He died to save you from this wretched piece of sinful nature we call flesh. Such flesh is imperfect and vile and continues in wickedness until the soul is damned forever to eternal fire.
Why not be saved from this? Why not live life in a place of rest and peace? Why not live in eternal light, where there are no tears nor fear of death? For our salvation, our Lord faced beatings, stripes, jeers, humiliation, a crown of thorns, and one of the most gruesome deaths a person could imagine. What better way to honor that sacrifice than to live a life pure and holy before Him? In return, we join Him in Heaven.
When you are truly saved, and not just going through the motions, you will live for Jesus and at the end of your life when you have finished your course and run your race, you will hear Him say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant…enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” (Matthew 25:21)
Again I ask, why not be saved?
— Faith Cross