Accepting Jesus Christ as Your Savior
Please know that if you are not a Christian, you can be. There are just a few things to know and a simple prayer to pray, to have a personal relationship with the creator, master and sustainer of the universe, our Lord Jesus.
First: God loves you! John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Second: We are all sinners: Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
Third: We can be redeemed, through the willing substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus: Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Fourth: All may be saved: Romans 10:9 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
If you have read and understand these 4 things, and feel the drawing power of the Holy Spirit of God, and you are ready to make the most important decision of your life, please pray something similar to the following prayer:
Lord, I confess that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus died for me, and on the third day after his death, he rose from the dead and is alive today. Please forgive my sins and accept me into your kingdom. I accept your free gift of grace, through my faith in you. Amen!
If you have prayed to accept Christ as your Savior, locate and join a good Bible-teaching, Bible-believing, Spirit-led church in your local area. Then grow in the Lord through church attendance, group Bible studies, and personal Bible study. Your sanctification begins when you are saved but sanctification (the process of becoming more like Christ) is a lifelong quest of dedicated learning and growing. So, don't stop at the "sinner's prayer" and your initial salvation experience because it's just the starting point. You are saved from the moment you accept Christ as your Savior, but after that, you start your discipleship, so repent of your sins, and grow in your knowledge, and your relationship with God.