“Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” John 3:3
So, what do we need to do to become saved?
The answer is found in Romans 10:9
“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”
The verse implies that in order to be saved, or more accurately, to become a follower of Jesus Chris and start walking on his path, you need to believe the following points and express this belief out loud.
- To believe that Jesus is your Lord and creator (Genesis 1:2 – Zechariah 12: 10 – Psalms 33:6 – Colossians 1:15-23 – Hebrews 1:2 – John 1:3 – 1 Corinthians 8:6)
- To confess out loud that He is so (Matthew 10:31-33 – 2 Timothy 2:11-12 – Luke 9:25 -26 – Luke 12:9)
- To acknowledge that Jesus died for your sins and that He defeated death by resurrecting three days later.
- To repent of your sins and to get baptised in the name of God the Father, the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit.
The Salvation Prayer is not a ritual prayer that requires the uttering of specific words. The power, in this process, is in committing our lives to Christ as Saviour and Lord.
There is no need to memorise or read out loud a particular Salvation Prayer. The important thing in praying when committing ourselves to the new path is to understand the points made in the paragraph above, meditate on them, and then, humbly, speak to God and tell him about your intention to surrender to his authority.
I- To believe that Jesus is your Lord and creator
1- Genesis 1: “2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.”
2-Zechariah 12: “10 And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.”
3- Psalms 33:6 “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of His mouth all their host.”
4- Colossians 1: “15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him, all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
21 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.”
5- Hebrews 1:2 ” but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.”
6- John 1: “3 All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made.”
7- 1 Corinthians 8: “6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.”
II- To confess out loud that He is so
1- Matthew 10: “31 Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. 32 So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, 33 but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.”
2- 2 Timothy 2 “11 The saying is trustworthy, for If we have died with him, we will also live with him; 12 if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us;”
3- Luke 9: “25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? 26 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.”
4- Luke 12: “9 but the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God.”