When we awaken to the realization in our life that we are truly a sinner, and that all of us on this earth has sinned and fell short of God’s glory this question will always come to the forefront of our cardinal minds. When it arrives, it is important that those of us whom God has transformed our lives and given us eternity should be in a position to answer this question for the person who is seeking Christ. It is our job to give to the lost sheep God’s plan of salvation. God wants to save one lost sheep at a time. Since you were chosen as a Disciple of Jesus Christ to go on the battlefield and fight for the lives of those that are lost in Christ, it is your job to be armed with all the tools God has provided for you in order to save that lost soul from eternal condemnation.
What must I do to be saved? This question was first asked by a jailer at Ephesus, who witnessed an earthquake, that freed Paul and Silas. Paul and Silas were the Church’s first official evangelists, who had been falsely arrested and beaten, and left in his charge. The earthquake came as the climax to a midnight prison cell prayer and praise meeting and it spurred the jailer to consider the condition of his soul. What must I do to be saved, you asked? If you truly want to be saved, listen to what the Lord says you must do, “you should first go to God in prayer. When praying to Him you should tell Him you are sorry for the sinful things that you have done against Him and how you want to do the right thing from now on (1 John 1:9, Acts 20:21). Next you should ask Him to forgive your sins through His death payment on the cross (Colossians 2:10-14). Last, make a commitment to God that you will wholly follow His commandments and believe on Him and His Word, with the help of His Holy Spirit (John 14:15).
Congratulations, you are a Christian (John 8:32)! You have become a new person, and you will be able to live a life that is pleasing to God (2 Corinthians 5:14-17 ). Now, God will come into your heart and live with you (Revelation 3:20). This is so you can be close to Him, receive His power, and understand His Word (1 John 3:16, Acts 1:8, John 14:26).
If you just prayed the prayer above, there are some important things you need to learn. To make sure your faith gets grounded, you need to contact a bible believing church and tell them of your newfound relationship with Jesus Christ (Ecclesiastes 4:9). Then, you need to attended this church or some other good bible base church regularly. Next, you will need to have someone baptize you (Acts 2:38). Baptism is a demonstration of your new birth into the Body of Christ, which is God’s church. To keep yourself in good standing with God, you should make Christian friends, read the Bible, and practice the truth contained therein (Romans 10:17, 2 Timothy 2:15, Proverbs 27:17).