Salvation, the most important decision you’ll ever make.
I’d like to tell you how easy it is to receive and provide you a simple repeat after me prayer, so you can get on your way as quickly as possible. However, God has been very clear in his word about “counting the cost” before you commit to him. Not a message you’ll hear from most churches today I know, but submitting yourself to Christ is serious business. After all we are talking about eternal life.
First, let me say you can in no way ever be good enough, or become good enough, to attain salvation. Salvation is attained through Jesus Christ and through Him alone. This does not allow you the opportunity to live as you please. The bible is filled with many “warnings” to the believer about apostasy. Putting your hand to the plow…..don’t look back! Consider and understand what will be required of you when you accept Jesus Christ and His gift of salvation. He gave His life for you, and you must give your life, to Him.
That being said, understand what it means to be “born again”. A born again experience is a total transformation from a life tainted by continual sin to a life filled with power from Jesus Christ to overcome the nature of sin within you. It will not be easy. As a matter of fact you should prepare yourself for battle. The enemy will not be drugs, alcohol, or the world for that matter. The enemy is you! or more clearly, the sinful nature that lives within you!
I think you can see, there is more to salvation than you may have thought. So if you are ready to learn more, pick up a copy of the Bible (I personally enjoy the New Living Translation) and began reading in the New Testament book of John. Get ready for the most beneficial and enjoyable ride of your life!