What Is Salvation Or "Being Saved"?
When someone say's they have been "saved", what they are referring to is the moment or time in their life that they confessed their need for God, and gave their life over to Him.
But I'm a good person. Why do I need to be saved?
You likely are a good person. In fact, you might be friendly, kind, compassionate, and pleasant. People may even be drawn to you because your good company. However, this isn't what determines where we spend eternity after we die.
One of the books in the bible, "Romans", talks a lot about Salvation. Here we find that "All Have Sinned" and "Everyone Falls Short Of The Glory Of God". A few chapters later we read that the price of our sin is separation from God forever. Not because God doesn't love you, but because God is Holy and will not be in the presence of sin.
That lie you told when you we're 7. That piece of candy you stole when you we're 9. That lustful though you had in your teen years, or that hateful thing you said to your spouse this morning. The reality is that we have ALL sinned, and the consequence of that sin is separation from God forever.
Ready For The Good News?
God loved us so much that he created and completed a rescue plan to save us from our sin.
The Bible say's that God showed His love for us by sending His one and only son, Jesus, into the world to live and die for the sin of the world as a substitue for us. This was only possible because Jesus was fully God, yet fully human. He was able to live without sin; something you and I could never have done.
Here's the best part! The Bible goes on to tell us that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved. If we confess with our mouth and believe in our heart that Jesus died in our place, paying the price for our sin, then we are now made right with God.
Therefore, our salvation is not in anything we have done on our own, but all because of what Jesus has done for us. It's a gift in the truest form!
How Do I Accept This Gift Of Salvation?
1. Admit that you are a sinner.
2. Believe that Jesus died for your sin on the cross and rose again.
3. Give your life to the Lord and begin to pursue Him.
What Should I Do Now That I've Given My Life To The Lord?
1. Tell someone! You just made a life-changing decision and it's important that you let other people know about it!
2. Use the form below to share your decision with our Pastoral Team here at Harvest. We will contact you to confirm the decision you have made and answer any questions you might still have.
3. You're next step on this new journey is Baptism. Baptism isn't what gets us into heaven. Instead, it's a biblical commandment given to new believers that allows them to share their newly made decision to follow Jesus with the local church.
You can learn all about Baptism By Clicking Here.