Why do I need to be saved???
God loves us and has a purpose for our lives. The Bible states it this way: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). God's purpose is that we all have eternal life in heaven with Him.
As we search for meaning in life, we discover our sinful nature keeps us from fulfilling God's purpose for our lives.
God is holy and just and must punish sin. Yet He loves us and provides forgiveness for our sin. Jesus said "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6).
The only way Jesus can affect our lives is for us to receive Him. The Bible says "Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." (John1:12)
If you are willing to receive Jesus into your life now, you can invite Him in by praying something like this:
Dear Lord Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God and died to forgive me of my sins. I know I have sinned. I ask You to forgive me. I turn from my sins, and I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You for saving me. I want to live for You the rest of my life. Amen.
Share what just happened with someone. You have a new life in Christ. Call your parents, your friends or go to your neighbor and tell them what Jesus just did for you. If you need to share and can't find anyone please drop us a line. We would love to pray with you and help you learn about your new life in Christ. Remember it's about a relationship not a religion.
The church is not a building, but is the people made up of other believers like you. One of the most important things you need as a new believer is to fellowship with other believer's. A Bible-believing church should be focused on Discipling you with the Bible and teaching you how to apply God's instruction to your daily walk so you can live a powerful Christian life.
Many people misunderstand why they should be baptized. Baptism does not save you or wash away your sin! The action of being immersed in the water illustrates being buried with Christ. The action of coming out of the water pictures Christ’s resurrection. Being baptized is identifying yourself with Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. Baptism is simply a step of obedience, a public proclamation of your faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.