You may be someone who is seeking God or maybe you have been a believer for some time now and want to make sure that you are saved. This article will provide Biblical truths to help you to figure out whether you are saved and how you can get saved.
First of all, who needs to get saved? The Bible says:
“ For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (NKJV, Romans 3:23)
That means all of us are sinners. Including you and me. God is perfect. We are not. We “fall short of the glory of God.” We cannot be in God’s presence because we are sinners.
We cannot be reunited with God in this life or in the life to come because of our sinful nature. The only way for us to be able to have a relationship with God now and in eternity is to overcome that sinful nature. But we can’t do it in our own power. We need a Savior.
We cannot do enough good to outweigh the bad. We can never be good enough. The only way for us to get saved is through faith in Jesus.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” (NKJV, Ephesians 2:8-9)
God sent His Son Jesus to die for our sins on the cross so that everyone who believes in Him can be saved.
To understand this better, let’s consider the context. In the Old Testament of the Bible, in order for people to atone for their sins, they had to make animal sacrifices to God. Blood had to be shed in order to atone for their sin. Someone had to die in their place.
God is both loving and just. For justice to be served, someone had to pay for the sin. But out of His love God provided a sacrifice for us to be sacrificed in our place for our sins.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (NKJV, John 3:16)
In the New Testament of the Bible, we can see that now Jesus is the perfect lamb that is sacrificed to atone for all of our sins. Before Jesus came, people had to sacrifice a new animal every time they had sinned. But Jesus is the perfect sacrifice. He was both God and man at the same time. His sacrifice was once and for all. That means that once Jesus atones for our sins, then it’s done once and for all.
We cannot lose our salvation.
“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (NKJV, Romans 8:38-39)
Once we are saved, we are secure in God’s hands. We cannot “unsave” ourselves. Jesus had already died for us. We cannot reverse it. This means that even you cannot separate yourself from the love of God. You may not feel saved. But if you have truly placed your faith in Jesus, then you are saved.
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (NIV, Romans 10:9)
If you want to get saved or you want to make sure that you are saved you can pray a simple prayer and invite Jesus into your heart. You do not have to use any specific words. God knows your heart. He knows what you mean. In whatever language you pray or whether you use fancy words or not.
But just in case you would like a prayer prompt to help you pray, here it is:
Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe that You have died for me, were buried, and rose again. Please save me from my sins. I accept your gift of eternal life.