Why Do I Need to Be Saved?

 

Understand why you need to be saved 

Sin is anything that displeases God and separates us from Him. The payment we make for our sins is
spiritual death - permanent separation from God. Understand that every human being is born a sinner because of the sin of Adam and Eve, and that we all
continued to sin at some point in our lives. Romans 5:12 says that Adam’s spiritual death was passed down to all of humanity.  Adam and Eve would have lived forever had they not sinned. This means we are ALL born spiritually dead; born with a fallen nature, and a natural tendency to sin. This is why each person MUST be born-again!


Wherefore, as by one man (Adam) 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 since death (spiritual and physical) came through a man [Adam], the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man [Jesus Christ] (1
Corinthians 15:21
)


There is the 'physical birth' and the 'spiritual birth'. The term “born-again” means being spiritually born a second time. The only way to be reconciled to God and have eternal life is to be born-again.


"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God," (John 3:3).



Understand why Jesus Christ is our LORD and SAVIOUR - We are unable to please a perfect God by our own strength and morality. However, God sent His only begotten son, Jesus Christ to us. Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sins, rose up from the dead, and made it possible for us to be saved. Jesus is the Mediator between God and man. We can only make things right with God, through Him.

 

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord
(Romans 6:23)



"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have
eternal life. (John 3:16-17 - NIV)


Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6 -NIV)


The salvation of Jesus Christ is a gift we receive by faith (Romans. 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9). When we accept Jesus Christ, we are accepting His sacrifice
for our sins by faith. Thereafter, the Holy Spirit dwells within us (Ephesians 1:13-14). The Holy Spirit helps us to live holy by one convicting the world of
their sin and need of a savior and by reminding believers in Christ to do Gods word and that we are us righteousness in Christ Jesus, thereby helping us to
seek to please God and avoid sin. His living in us is a natural result of being saved. (John 16:7-14)

 

Admit that you are a sinner - This is a prerequisite to accepting Jesus Christ. To receive Him into our hearts, we need to first acknowledge that we are sinners, and that we are incapable of saving ourselves or pleasing God in any way. Not even our good deeds can make us righteous in the eyes of God, without Christ!  It is important to acknowledge that Jesus Christ paid the penalty for our sins.



“Righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus”. (Romans 3:22-23)