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Understanding Salvation & PRAYER
Salvation comes from the Greek word soteria, which means "deliverance, preservation and safety." It primarily involves deliverance from the bondage of sin (Romans 9:20-23; Galatians 5:1). Salvation also includes deliverance from enemies (Luke 1:71) and sickness and disease (Isaiah 53:4 The Amplified Bible; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24).Salvation is a gift that is made available to those who repent, believe and confess that Jesus is Lord and that He died and rose from the dead to save mankind (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10).
Steps to Complete Salvation
The following steps will help you obtain and maintain the salvation experience. It involves a process that will not only guarantee you entrance to heaven, but also position you to experience the benefits of heaven on earth.
1. Recognize/Admit That You Are a Sinner.
Because of Adam's sin of disobedience in the Garden of Eden, all of humanity was affected by, and infected with, sin (Romans 5:12-14). Mankind took on the nature of sin. Therefore, everyone that was born after Adam was born into a life of sin and death (Psalm 51:5).
2. Repent of Your Sins.
To repent simply means to "change one's mind; to change one's direction; to have a change of heart." It involves making a 180-degree turn away from sin and heading in the right direction toward God. Repentance does not mean "I'm sorry." It is a quality decision to ask forgiveness of your sins, turning away from ungodly living and submitting to God's will for your life (1 John 1:9).
3. Confess Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Confession affirms Jesus' lordship (place of authority) over your life. Confess that He is your Lord and believe that He lived, died and was raised from the dead for the forgiveness of your sins.
4. Pray this prayer out loud with my wife and I and Jesus will become your Lord and Savior … Dear Lord Jesus I believe you are the Son Of God, I believe that you died for my sins, I believe God raised you from the dead and you are alive now seated at the right hand of God our Father. I accept you as my Lord and Savior, I turn my back on the sins of my past and ask you to come into my heart and save me and live in me and through me now. Thank you Lord Jesus, I love you and I promise to live for you the rest of my life. Amen