Understanding God's way of Salvation
Prayer of Salvation
If you are at the point in your life where you are ready to make a personal commitment to follow Christ, all you have to do is reach out to Him now in prayer. He is listening and waiting to come into your heart and help you live a better life. Will you invite Him in now? If you'd like to pray and receive Christ as your Savior, you can use this simple prayer as a guide:
"Lord Jesus, I ask You to come into my life and forgive me of all my sins. I confess my sins before You this day. I denounce Satan and all his works. I confess Jesus as the Lord of my life. Thank You for saving me. I believe with my heart and I confess with my mouth that You rose from the dead. I am saved. Write my name in the Lamb's book of life. Today is my Birth-Day with the Lord Jesus! I pray this prayer to the Father in the name of Jesus. Amen."
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How God's salvation answers all of man's difficulties and doubts.
This page has been written especially for you. God loves your soul, and He longs to give you pardon, peace, joy and “pleasures forevermore.”—Alexander Marshall
“I pray thee have me excused”: A distinguished man in the East, at great expense, provided a sumptuous feast and invited many. When the time came for the arrival of the guests, they all sent excuses. The fact was, they did not wish to go, and, not having the courage to say, “We won’t,” they said, “We cannot.” Whatever may have been their reasons for refusing to speak their minds and attend the feast, their excuses were extremely silly (Luke 14).
The first said, “I have bought a piece of ground and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.” What was the hurry? Could he not have gone at some other time? The second was not a bit better. “I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.” What harm could have come to the oxen by giving them a night’s rest? Besides, whether they were value or not for the money, he paid for them—they were bought.
But the third excuse was the worst of all. “I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.” Why didn’t he go and take his wife with him?
The spiritual application of the story must be evident to all. God, at an infinite cost, has provided a feast for sinners. He has commanded His servants to go into all the world and proclaim the glad tidings to every creature. Here are some excuses given:
You need to be “born again.”
“Ye must be born again” (John 3:7).
Reformation is not regeneration.
Turning over new leaves won’t destroy the old ones. Future good conduct does not blot out past disobedience.
God is willing to save you now.
“Now is the accepted time” (2 Cor. 6:2). “Come now” (Isa. 1:18).
Salvation is a free gift.
It cannot, therefore, be earned or bought by good works, prayers or religious observances. “The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life” (Rom. 6:23). “Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Eph. 2:9).
Justification is by faith alone.
This is clearly taught in Scripture. “Being justified by faith” (Rom. 5:1). “If by grace, then it is no more of works” (Rom. 11:6). “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).