Step 1: Assurance
No One Is Saved Without Christ — No One! “Neither is there salvation in any other… there is none other name…whereby we must be saved.” – Acts 4:12 Saved = Born Again = Family of God – John 1:12 There are Many Churches But Only One Gospel — Romans 1:16
KNOW YOU ARE SAVED
First, you cannot follow the Lord until you are saved (in Christ). A person who is not saved (not in Christ) does not belong to the family of God. When you are saved (in Christ) you are born into the family of God (Read John 1:12). To follow Christ you must first become a Christian. All people are either in Christ (saved) or not in Christ (not saved). Are you in Christ? Some think they become a Christian when they join a church or become baptized. This is wrong. You need to join the church and be baptized after you are saved. Some think they will go to Heaven because they change their life. This is also wrong. God has only one way to be saved and go to Heaven. To know you are saved you must be saved according to the Scriptures. No one can go to Heaven without Jesus Christ – No One! This also means you (Acts 4:12).
What Does “Saved” Mean? Notice the word saved is past tense meaning it is something you have done. Saved means you have received Jesus Christ. “But as many as received him (Jesus), to them gave he power to become the sons of God” (John 1:12). Saved simply means you are now saved from Hell through Jesus Christ. You are now a Christian. There are many different churches, but there is only one Gospel. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). This means no person without Christ can go to Heaven. Only those “in Christ” go to Heaven. You may be in church but are you in Christ? You may have been baptized but have you believed in Christ? Are you 100% sure you are going to Heaven? Are you saved according to the Bible? “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life (I John 5:13). You can know you are going to Heaven!
Five Things You Need To Know
1. Know That You Have Sinned – “All have sinned” (Romans 3:23). The word all means all people: the rich and the poor, the young and the old, the hearing and the deaf. The little baby is born crying and soon starts lying. Even little children have sin. Proof, “Who teaches the children how to do wrong?” No one!
All are born in sin and already know how to do wrong (Romans 5:12). You need to be honest and confess that you are a sinner and you need a Saviour. You do not become a sinner but you are born a sinner. First, you must realize that you are a sinner and you cannot save yourself. You need a Saviour to save you.
2. Know God Loves You – God loves you. He does not want to punish you in Hell. He wants you to be saved and go to Heaven. God will forgive your sins. He gave His Son, Jesus Christ, to take the place of your sins (John 3:16). God loves you and wants you to be saved. God wants you in Heaven with Him. God knows you and God loves you.
3. Know Christ Died For Your Sins – Jesus Christ, God’s Son, died for your sins. He will forgive your sins and save you. Jesus died for your sins. This means there is nothing you can do to remove your sins. Only Jesus can save you (John 14:6).
4. Know You Need to Pray and be Saved – You know you are a sinner. You know that God loves you. You know that Jesus Christ will save you and forgive your sins. Now you must pray and ask Jesus to forgive your sins and save you. He will forgive your sins and make you to become a child of God. (John 1:12.) Your name will be written in the Book of Life in Heaven and you will not be cast (thrown) into the Lake of Fire. (Revelation 20:15.) If you have never prayed and asked Jesus to take away your sins, do it now. Know for sure that you are saved!
5. Know You Now Have Everlasting Life – Know that God’s Word is true. You have prayed. You have accepted Jesus Christ and now you are a child of God. You have everlasting life (John 3:16). This means you will never be cast into Hell. You are saved from Hell. You will go to Heaven to be forever with God.
Know You Are Saved! If you are not saved, be saved now…