Take These Important Steps of Salvationto Discover These Vital Answers
STEP #1: Understand that God's desire for you is life,abundant, and eternal.
The Bible declares:
"I am come that they might have life, and that they might have itmore abundantly" (John 10:10).
Giving you abundant life required the supreme sacrifice:
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but haveeverlasting life" (John 3:16).
God desires fellowship and companionship with you. What a wonderful gift the Father has given, yet if God gave His own Son to
provide an abundant and everlasting life, why don’t more people have
what He has designed for us to receive? It is a question answered bythis sobering realization.
STEP #2: Realize that you are separated from God.
There is a gap between God and mankind. He has provided a way forus to receive an abundant and eternal life, but people throughout theages have made selfish choices to disobey God Almighty. Thesechoices continue to cause separation from the Father.
God’s Word shows us that the result of sin is death. He says in His
"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the endthereof are the ways of death" (Proverbs 14:12). And God alsosaid,"But your iniquities have separated between you and your God,and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear"(Isaiah 59:2).Paul the apostle states in Romans 3:23,"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."And in Romans 6:23 we read:"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal lifethrough Jesus Christ our Lord."
Every human was created with the ability and need to know God andfellowship with Him. Augustine, a minister who lived during thefourth and fifth centuries, called this longing in each of us "that God-shaped vacuum."Every day we hear of people who are rich, famous, achievers, starathletes
people who seem to have the best life can offer
yet they tryto fill that empty void in their lives with "things." They even try good works, morality, and religion. Yet they remain empty, for only God,through His Son, can fill that emptiness.
STEP #3: Accept the fact that God has provided only onesolution to sin and separation from Himself.
Jesus Christ, His Son, is the only way to God. Only He can reconcileus to God the Father. Mankind may seek other solutions and worshipother gods, but Jesus Christ, alone, died on the Cross for our sinsand rose in triumph over the grave and eternal death. He paid thepenalty for our sin and bridged the gap between God and mankind. The Bible explains:
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we wereyet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).
We are also told,
"For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for theunjust, that he might bring us to God" (1 Peter 3:18).
There is only one way provided:
"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men,the man Christ Jesus" (1 Timothy 2:5).