"If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it."
"Therefore I say unto you, what things ye so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."
The Salvation Process
Safety, deliverance from evil, eternal life (Isah. 12:2; Luke 19:9).
Salvation comes only by God's grace and through Jesus Christ when a person accepts Christ as Lord and Savior (Acts 4:12; Titus 2:11). It begins on earth and finds completion at death or at Christ's return.
Every person will spend eternity in one of two destinations, Heaven or Hell. Its your choice. Of those two places, where would you like to spend eternity? It is wonderful that you desire to spend eternity in Heaven. The Bible says we are all sinners and fall short of what God expects from us(Romans 3:23).
The Bible also make it clear that the pay for our sin is eternal seperation from God(Romans 6:23b). But the Bible Focuses on the good news Romans (6:23a). I would like to share with you the words of Jesus and what he says about spending eternity with him.
John 3:16 emphasizes that we must believe that Jesus is God's son to have eternal life. You believe that, don't you?
In Luke 13:3 Jesus emphasizes repentance. When you have found something better, you need to have a change of heart that causes a
change of lifestyle.
Repentance means turning from your sin and walking in
exactly opposite direction towards Jesus. Are ready
to make that decision for Jesus?
Next Jesus emphasizes that we must confess before men
and women that we believe that he is God's Son. Confess
means acknowledege. We acknowledge to those we know
that we are Christ followers. Are ready to confess that for
Jesus also emphasizes baptism (Mark 16:16). Are you willing
to be baptized into Jesus Christ? Baptism. Immersion,
submersion (Rom. 6:1-4). Water baptism for new Christians
calls for special attention (Matt. 28:18-20). Baptism doesn't
save a person, but is a picture of personal salvation and a
sign of obedience to Christ.
Going under the water is like the dead being buried under ground; it pictures that a person has died to the old way of life. Rising up from the water is like a dead person coming up from a grave in the earth; it pictures new life that is eternal and future resurrection from the grave(Rom. 6:1-6).
This picture is not salvation any more than a picture of you is the real you, but the pictures indicates what happens when a person excepts Christ as Lord and Savior. Baptism is never the salvation event but a picture of it.
Baptism is not a requirement of salvation, but a requirement of obedience. Baptism is the the first step to discipleship.
Jesus emphasizes living a faithful Christian life in Revelations 2:10.
Are you ready to be faithful to Jesus?
"Why Faith?" Acts 16:22-34
"Why Repentance?" Acts 3:12-19; 17:30; 26:20; 2 Corinthians 7:10
"Why Confession?" Romans 10:9
"Why Baptism?" Acts 22:1-16
Jesus gave some wonderful news in John 14:6 "I am the way and the truth and the life." Isn't it interesting he did not say I am the truth,the way and the life?
Matthew 21:9 KJV