One is not saved by going to church, doing good works, trying to be moral on their own merit, following rules and regulations or sacraments and traditions.
One is not saved by belonging to a particular denomination, saying all the right words, memorizing Scripture, fasting, praying, or by saying a prayer of salvation.
One is not saved by standing in a pulpit. One is not saved by being a Christian speaker or a Christian leader. One is not saved by being religious.
Whether it is a prayer of salvation, or following sacraments and traditions – it is all the same. These things alone do not save us. Because they are ALL equally inadequate for salvation. But the prayer of salvation is a good place to start to communicate with our Lord.
...that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)
We Are All Sinners:
Make no mistake about this, we are all sinners! We all have deceitful and wicked hearts. We tend to drift to self interest instead of thinking about what is best for others.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Romans 3:23)
Saved By Grace:
Christianity is distinct from other religions in the world because we are saved by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ alone, and not by our own works. We can’t work our way to heaven. We have to surrender every part of our lives to the power of Jesus Christ.
Only then do we become new creatures. Only then do we know without a doubt, that we are going to our eternal home in heaven to be with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. One God revealed in three distinct and eternal persons.
“Yes” or “No” to Christ:
We all have the option to receive or decline this precious gift that God has offered us. We all have the option to say “yes” to Jesus Christ or “no” to Him. As a matter of fact, it is more than an option, it is a requirement. Yes or No.
People who say “no” to salvation do so at their own risk. Just take a few minutes, search the Scriptures, and see what Jesus says about hell. And see that He alone is our escape! It is really that simple. Study, pray and talk to Jesus from your heart.
He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad. (Matthew 12:30)
It is a Free Gift:
Salvation is nothing any of us deserve and it is nothing we can earn – it is a free gift. If you have not accepted that free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ alone, maybe today is the day.
For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. (Ephesians 2:8)
We are not promised tomorrow. This is serious business people and to delay your salvation is the biggest mistake a human being can make. Your eternal destination depends on it. Talk to Jesus one on one.
He already knows everything about you. You won’t shock Him. Humble yourself this day in front of our Lord Jesus. Confess your sins to Him and repent. You can find salvation right now, today!