Invitation To Salvation

INVITATION TO SALVATION
For those who have not received JESUS CHRIST as their personal Savior today is the day of salvation. Do not wait receive Him now! Tomorrow may be too late! Below you will find the path to follow.
Principles of Salvation
Recognition of sin
Admit that you are a sinner.
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” 1 John 1:8
The wages of sin is death
Unless you recognize your sinful state and make a change, your soul will be eternally lost.
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23
Believe God and receive Him by grace through faith
You cannot save yourself. You need the Saviour.
Believe God and His Word.
“…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Acts 16:31
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
“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
Repent
Feel regret for sin, change your mind, and turn from sin to God. Demonstrate the change in your heart by your actions.
“I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3
“Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance.” Matthew 3:8
“…repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 20:21
Confession of sin is a fruit of repentance and it brings to light those deeds that keep you in bondage.
“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
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.” James 5:16
Be converted. . . and born again
This is what God does for you. This is the new birth – a miracle of spiritual life performed by the Holy Spirit through faith in the sacrificial, atoning blood of Jesus Christ.
“…Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3
“…Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3
“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.” Acts 3:19

Restore peace with others
Restoring peace with others means going back to someone we have offended to acknowledge our wrong doing, ask for forgiveness and if appropriate repay for the loss. Because you recognize Christ has paid the price for your sin you will desire to be at peace with man as well as with God, which includes forgiveness of others.“If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.” Romans 12:18“Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace…” Romans 14:19“For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matthew 6:14-15          

Be baptized with water
Baptism is an outward testimony of an inward transformation and a symbol of the burial of the old nature.“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” Mark 16:16“Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him…” Colossians 2:12

1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Romans 6:1-11

In baptism, we take on Christ. Baptism washes away the sins of the past. The argument that water cannot wash away sins overlooks the act of faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Baptism is an act of faith in the power of Christ to wash away sin. Water immersion is an act of faith that pleases God. A converted heart wants to fulfill all righteousness. Simply because the Scriptures command us to be baptized is reason enough to do so. It is very essential for salvation to come with an humble heart, confess your sins, turn from the past rebellion against God, and be immersed in water in the Mighty Name of JESUS.  -GWN

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