Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:Romans 5:12
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;Romans 3:23
Sin is the missing mark. Man in not a sinner by virtue of what he has done, but by his birth. To be a Christian does not mean that you are a member of a certain church. A Christian is a person who has accepted the lordship of Jesus Christ in his life and is actively developing a relationship with God. A person is born again when he becomes spiritually alive to God.
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.John 3:16
While we are undeserving, God gave His son as our substitute without charge.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:Ephesians 2:8,9
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Salvation is by faith, not feeling. Faith is believing what the Bible says, saying and doing it, in spite of how you feel. You can never earn salvation through your work, but salvation is by faith alone. Receiving salvation is like receiving a gift. Unless you reach for it, it will not become yours. By faith, confidence and trust in God’s Word, you will receive salvation.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:John 1:12
The gift of salvation must be received. Jesus cannot be forced on anyone. He must be received willingly.
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.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.Romans 10:9-10,13
The key to receiving Jesus is to make a confession by saying/affirming with your mouth that you “agree” with the principles of God’s Word concerning your life and about Jesus. You must have a trusting belief in the finished work of Jesus for your sins. Whosoever shall call upon the Lord shall be saved.
Dear God, I know without Jesus I am lost. I believe you Word. That is I confess with my mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in my heart that God raised Him from he dead, I shall be saved. I now invite you into my life and receive you by faith as my Lord and Savior. I am sorry for my sins and I thank you for your forgiveness. Jesus, you you are my Lord. I am now a new creature in Christ and a child of God. Thank you for saving me, in Jesus’s name, Amen.