|ABC's of Salvation
Accept your need for Jesus Christ to be your Savior.
. . . for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the worst. (Romans 3:23; 1 Timothy 1:15)
Believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
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.
Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. (John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Confess your faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
“Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven.”
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9)
Decide to turn (repent) from self-directed life to Christ-directed life.
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
(Acts 3:19; 2 Corinthians 7:10)
Embrace God’s free gift of salvation by trusting Christ in baptism.
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” . . baptism that now saves you also--not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; 1 Peter 3:21)