The Way of Salvation
According to God’s Holy Bible, there is a place called Heaven and a place called Hell. The Bible tells us that every person will spend eternity in one of these places. God wants everyone to know the way to Heaven. The following verses from the Bible point the way:
The Reality of Sin
The Bible tells us that “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). This means that ALL have fallen short of God’s standard, and missed the goal. My friend, this means, “There is none righteous, no not one…They are all gone out of the way…there is none that doeth good; no, not one” (Romans 3:10,12). The good deeds and self righteousness of man is in vain, for God says, “All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6).
It is absolutely useless for a sinner to depend upon his good works to make him acceptable in the sight of God. “The scripture hath concluded ALL UNDER SIN” (Galatians 3:22). “There is NO MAN that sinneth not” (1 Kings 8:46). “ALL we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way” (Isaiah 53:6).
The Reason for Sin
You may be wondering why every person is a sinner. The Bible tells us, “By one man sin entered into the world” (Romans 5:12). That one man was the first man upon the earth and his name was Adam. “In Adam all died” (1 Corinthians 15:22). We are all descendants of Adam, and just as a physical likeness is passed down from generation to generation, even so a moral likeness is passed down.
Therefore we are sinners by nature and we are sinners by choice for “ALL HAVE SINNED” (Romans 3:23). “The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born” (Psalm 58:3). “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9). “By nature [we were] the children of wrath” (Ephesians 2:3).
The Result of Sin
Every sinner (unless he accepts the ONE true remedy) will spend eternity separated from God, in a literal burning Hell. Please do not doubt the following verses from God’s Word:
“The soul that sinneth, it shall die” (Ezekiel 18:4). “Sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death” (James 1:15). “The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). “If ye belive not…ye shall die in your sins” (John 8:24). “The wicked shall be turned into hell” (Psalm 9:17). “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:15).
The Remedy for Sin
The remedy is not in another human being: “Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one…” “None…can by any means redeem his brother” (Job 14:4; Psalm 49:7). The remedy is not by money: “Ye [are] not redeemed with…silver and gold” (1 Peter 1:18). The remedy is not by works: “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). “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us” (Titus 3:5).
But the Remedy Is Only Through The Lord Jesus Christ
Do you feel guilty over your sins? Do you feel sorrow for your sins? The Bible tells us that “godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation” (2 Corinthians 7:10). “God…commandeth all men everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30). A person who never repents will be lost forever! “Repent…and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19). Repentance is more than sorrow over sin; it is a change of mind. It involved turning from sin and turning to the Lord Jesus Christ by faith.
Are you ready to turn to the Lord Jesus Christ, the only true remedy for sin? He is the only one that can cleanse you of sin and make you a child of God. “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). “As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12).
Christ literally became our sin bearer, as he took our place and died for our sins. “For he hath made him [Christ] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2 Corinthians 5:21). “Christ died for our sins” (1 Corinthians 15:3). “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree” (1 Peter 2:24).
Will you right now take your place as a poor lost sinner and confess Jesus as your Saviour and Lord? “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23). “Jesus saith…I am the way, the truth, and the life: NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER, BUT BY ME” (John 14:6). “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead thou shal be saved. For with the heart man beliveth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation…For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:9,10,13).
If you do not understand how to be saved, then read this tract over and over again until you do understand. The eternal destiny of your soul is at stake. Do not lay this tract down until you know you are saved.
If you are willing to receive Christ as your Saviour, get down on your knees right now and tell the Lord and then thank Him for His wonderful salvation. Then get up and tell others what God has done for you.