What must I do to be saved?

What must I do to be saved?

In Acts 16:30, a man asked Paul and Silas, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" Their response in verse 31 was "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved..."

This requires the answer to two questions. What am I being saved from? And who is Jesus Christ?

What am I being saved from?

The Bible says in Romans 3:23, " For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" Man's problem is his own sin. Not only has he sinned, but his best efforts leave him short of God's glory. Ecclesiastes 7:20 states, "For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not." Man needs salvation from his sin and the penalty of it. What's the penalty? "The wicked shall be turned into hell..." Psalm 9:17

Who is Jesus Christ?

Jesus Christ, According to 1 John 5:20, is the Son of God, he is the true God, and he is eternal life. The verse states, "And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life."

Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh. 1 Timothy 3:16 states, "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory."

The Lord Jesus Christ is willing and able to save you.

1 Timothy 1:15 says, "This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners..." The reason Jesus Christ came into the world was to save sinners, He accomplished this by his death on the cross for our sins, his burial, and his resurrection three days later.

1 Peter 3:18 says, "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit."

The Lord Jesus Christ is willing and able to save any sinner who comes to him desiring forgiveness of their sins. His blood can cleanse you from all you sin. "...the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."