I wanted to do a post on how does one receive the gift of Salvation. My favorite Bible verse is Eph 2:8-10 and in it is says that Salvation is a gift. How does one get this gift. To help me explain this I went to Bibleinfo.com , I’ve included the link below to the specific page. The rest of this post is from that website and I wanted to credit them for the explanation. My comments below will be in red.
Receive Jesus’ death for your sins. It’s in the Bible, Romans 10:9-10, NKJV. “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Notice nobody will repent that doesn’t believe. Confession is an act of Belief.
Repent and confess your sins. A powerful, personal response to the gospel is “repenting” or feeling sorry for our sins, confessing them, and turning away from them. It’s in the Bible, Acts 2:37-38, NKJV. “Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Notice the heart is again involved as God uses it to convict sinful man. The response of Faith is Obedience. They repented or turned away from their sin, they were baptized or outwardly confessed Christ.
It’s in the Bible, 1 John 1:9, NKJV. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Folks this is not good advice, This is a Promise from the WORD of GOD! Repent and Ask Christ to rule your Heart. Depend on Him and His work on the Cross for your salvation. There is nothing we can add to that. Remember it’s not the works of man that determine his final resting spot, it is Lamb’s Book of Life. Those that trust in Christ have their names written in this book. Those that don’t trust in Christ don’t have their names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, and will reside in Hell. Accept God’s Promise of Everlasting Life. Trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ.