How to be saved's Testimony

How to be saved

Pastor Lewis Howell
Most people think there is no way to be 100% prepared for Heaven, but God
said, “He that hath the Son hath life, and he that hath not the Son of God hath
not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son
of God, that ye may know [100% sure] that ye have eternal life.” To be 100%
sure of a home in Heaven, there are some facts from God's Holy Word that you
must understand, believe and act upon. (I John 5:12-13)
REALIZE that you must be prepared to meet God, “Ye must be born again.”
“Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:7, 3)
ADMIT that even though you are a good person, you are also a sinner. God
tells us that just one sin in your lifetime makes you guilty of being a sinner
before God. “Whosoever shall keep the whole law and yet offend in one point,
he is guilty of all.” (James 2:10)
UNDERSTAND that God will punish sin. "For the wages of sin is death." God
says you have earned the wages of death for your sin. “This is the second
death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into
the lake of fire.” (Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:14-15)
SEE that Jesus paid your sin debt so you do not have to have the wage of
death. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet
sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus died for the sins of the whole world which
includes your sins. After Jesus Christ made full payment for your sin on the
Cross, He said, “It is finished!” IT IS PAID IN FULL!!! (Romans 5:8; John 19:30)
REPENT by turning from your sin and submitting to God. “Repentance toward
God, and Faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” To repent is more then saying,
“I’m sorry.” It is turning to God and honestly admitting your sinful condition.
Faith is trusting Jesus to save you from sin and Hell and take you to Heaven.
“Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” (Acts 20:21; Luke 13:5)
BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ and what He did on the cross for you per-
sonally “and thou shalt be saved.” You must put your faith and trust in Jesus
Christ, and Him alone, to be born-again. There are no good works that you
can do to be saved, Jesus did all the necessary work for you. “For by grace are
ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of
works, lest any man should boast.” (John 5:24; Ephesians 2:8-9)
ASK Jesus to save you. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord
shall be saved.” You are asking Jesus for the free gift of salvation offered by
God the Father, paid for God the Son to be empowered by God the Spirit. “As
many as received Him [Jesus], to them gave He power to become the sons of
God.” (Romans 10:13; John 1:12)
REJECT this message from God and doom yourself to Hell for all eternity. “He
that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the
word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.” You must
make a decision before it is eternally too late, “behold, now is the accepted
time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” (John 12:48; II Corinthians 6:2)

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