REDEMPTION INSIDE THE WALLS
We believe in God the Father. We believe in Jesus Christ. We believe in the Holy Spirit. We believe in the crucifixion. We believe that He conquered death through His resurrection. This is the foundation that the pillars of this event are built upon. This event is built on the mandate that Jesus Christ gave to us while he was on earth. Mark 16:15 "Go into all of the world and preach the gospel".
Do you believe in Jesus Christ ? The true meaning of the question is “Do you believe Jesus Christ is who the Bible says He is, and are you trusting Him as your Savior?”
Do you believe that Jesus is God in human form (John 1:1, 14)? Do you believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for your sins (1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21), for which you deserve eternal separation from God (Romans 6:23)? Do you believe that the sacrifice of Jesus, God incarnate, is the only adequate payment for your sins (1 John 2:2; John 14:6; Acts 4:12)?
Do you believe these things? If so, great, but believing the facts about Jesus is only part of the equation. Biblical faith/belief is far more than believing certain things to be true. Biblical saving faith is also trusting/relying on those facts and living your life according to these precepts.
If you understand and believe what the Bible says about Jesus, and if you are trusting in those truths as the basis for salvation—you are saved! You “believe in Jesus” in the biblical sense.
If you are uncertain if you truly believe in Jesus but you desire to, or if you feel God drawing you to faith in Jesus, the next step is simple. Believe! Trust in Jesus! Rely on Him for your salvation. Allow God to turn you from sin to forgiveness and salvation.
Jesus is the only way to Heaven and He gave these directions on how to get there.
1. Realize you are a sinner. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
2. Realize there is a penalty for your sin. “For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23)
3. Realize Jesus paid the penalty. “But God commanded his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
4. Repent of your sin and receive Jesus as your savior. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
You can accept Jesus by reciting the following prayer or one similar to it.
Dear Lord Jesus,
I know that I am a sinner, please forgive me for my sin, and take me to Heaven when I die. I believe that you died and rose again for me. I trust you completely in everything I do. Thank you Jesus. Amen