Keys to Salvation

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By Brian C Thomas

Salvation is the deliverance, by the grace of God, from eternal punishment for sin. It is granted to those who accept, by faith, God’s conditions of repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus. Accepting Christ is the most important decision you can ever make in life. That decision assures eternal joy as opposed to eternal damnation. This decision outweighs your wedding, birth of a child, job promotion, etc. The following are the keys to guarantee your salvation:

CONFESS THAT YOU ARE A SINNER
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;- Romans 3:23
And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins. – Mark 3:6
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

ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS LORD AND SAVIOR BELIEVING THAT HE DIED ON THE CROSS AND WAS RESURRECTED
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. – John 3:16
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. – John 14:6
And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom. And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.-Mark 15:37-39
And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. – Mark 16:6

RECEIVE BAPTISM
Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. – Matthew 3:13
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. – John 3:5
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. – Mark 16:16
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. – Acts 2:38
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: – Matthew 28:19

REPENT FROM YOUR SINS
And they went out, and preached that men should repent. – Mark 6:12
I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. – Luke 13:5
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. – Acts 2:38
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

KEEP GOD’S COMMANDMENTS
If ye love me, keep my commandments. – John 14:15

LOVE THE LORD & ALL MANKIND
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. – Mark 12:30-31

PRAYER FOR SALVATION
If you are not saved, meaning that you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, please make the decision right now to follow Him. I do not believe that it was an accident that you found this article. Do not worry about how bad your life has been or how much you have sinned. No matter what you have done, Jesus will wash it all away and make you a born again Christian. That means you get a completely fresh start. He already made the sacrifice for your sins when He died on the cross. You only have to accept the opportunity that He has given to us all. Do not listen to the lies of satan as he tries to convince you that you are not good enough to be a Christian. Satan just wants you to suffer but you are a child of God and the Lord loves you. You can change everything for the good right now. Please say the following prayer while you still have time.
Heavenly Father, I come to you confessing that I am a sinner. I do not want to go to hell and be separated from You forever. Right now, I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I believe that He died on the cross and paid the price for my sins. I repent from my sins and ask that You wash them away in the name of Jesus. Please come into my heart and anoint me with Your love and Spirit so that I may overcome sin. Thank you Father for Your grace and mercy and thank You for sending Your Son to sacrifice His life so that I may have eternal peace and happiness in Your presence. I thank You Lord and I love You. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen!
The next step is to find a minister and receive baptism in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. And remember to continue following the keys listed above. All of heaven is now rejoicing over your decision to become a member of the Christian family. Rejoice with them and go in peace!

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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