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1. How to Be Saved
To be saved, you must:

1) Realize that you are a sinner. "ALL have sinned..." and "The wages of sin is death." (Rom. 3:23, 6:23;1 Jn.1:8)
2) Realize you cannot save yourself. Jesus Christ paid the penalty for your sin (Eph. 2:8,9; John 3:16; Rom. 5:8); there is no other way to heaven except through him. (Acts 16:31; Jn. 14:6)
3) Repent and ask God to save you. He promises to forgive you. (Rom. 10:8-13; I Jn.1:9)
4) Receive Christ into your heart as your Lord and Saviour. (Salvation is a gift, but a gift must be received to be yours.) John 1:12

If you did the above, then thank God for saving you and begin your new life in Christ as a child of God. II Cor. 5:17 (The first step after salvation is to tell someone about it. Rom. 10:9-11)
2. The Nutshell Gospel-John 3:16

G-God so loved the world, that he gave his
O-Only begotten
S-Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not
P-Perish, but have
3. What Is Christianity?
While there are several groups that call themselves "Christian," those who follow the true Christian faith have certain core beliefs that have never changed. The Resurrection of Christ is one of them. His Deity is another. Without that, our God would be as dead as those of other religions.
4. Bible Plan of Salvation
Step 1- Admit (confess) that you are a sinner. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God… For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 3:23; 6:23. Death means eternal separation from God forever in a lake of fire. Rev. 20:14,15 But here´s the good news: "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9

Step 2- Realize that you cannot save yourself and that Jesus died in your place to pay the penalty of sin. "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8,9 " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16 "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

Step 3- Ask God to forgive and save you. If you sincerely mean it, He will! I John 1:8. Then simply receive Christ as your Lord and Saviour. (Salvation is a gift, but it must be accepted.)(*See the prayer below if you need help.) "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. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Rom. 10:8,10,13 "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name." John 1:12

*Prayer -- You can use this as a sample. It doesn´t have to be in these words, and it can be aloud or in your heart. The key is to mean it with your whole heart:

"Dear God, I know I am a sinner and that the wages of sin is death. I realize I cannot save myself, but I believe your Son, Jesus Christ, took my place on the cross and died for me. Please forgive me of my sins and save me. I now receive Jesus Christ inot my heart as my Lord and Saviour. I give my life to Him and will live for Him as best I know how. Thank you, God, for saving me."

If you were sincere with God, your sins are forgiven and you have a brand new life in Christ! "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Cor. 5:17

You will want to know what to do next and will have questions. For more help, see the category,
If you recently accepted Christ as your personal Saviour you may be wondering "What should I do now?" If so, the article "10 Principles for a New Christian" should be a great help. It lists 10 steps a new Christian can take which will make life take on new excitement and purpose.

They are: Make Sure You Are Saved, Tell Someone, Establish a Quiet Time, Pray, Make Christian Friends, Find a Church, Be Baptized, Learn to Give, Memorize God’s Word, and Find an Accountability Friend. Older Christians can also benefit from reading these articles.
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