What must I do to be saved?
What is Sin?
Sin is breaking God’s law.
All human beings are guilty of breaking God’s law:
“For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
“There is none that doeth good, no, not one” (Romans 3:12).
How do we know what God’s law is?
Because God's Word tells us.
1) “Thou shall have no other gods before Me.”
2) “Thou shall not make until thee any graven image.”
3) “Thou shall not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.”
4) “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.”
5) “Honor thy father and thy mother.”
6) “Thou shall not kill.”
7) “Thou shall not commit adultery.”
8) “Thou shall not steal.”
9) “Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”
10) “Thou shall not covet (jealously desire what belongs to someone else).”
What if I keep most of the Commandments?
Sorry. God requires absolute holiness and perfection. If you’ve broken one commandment, you are just as guilty as if you had broken them all.
“For whoever shall keep the whole law and yet stumble in one point is guilty of all.” (James 2:10).
What is the result of Sin?
Because God is holy and the perfect Judge, He must punish sin.
He cannot overlook it or allow sin into heaven.
“For the wages of sin is death.” (Romans 6:23).
Is there any hope?
Yes, because God is not only perfect and holy, but also loving. When we repent (turn away from our sin, turn toward God) and put our faith in the sacrifice of God’s Son, Jesus on our behalf, the Bible says will will be saved.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” (John 3:36).
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
Don't all religions lead to the same God?
No. Because Jesus is the only perfect sacrifice, and God’s only Son, only He can pay our sin debt.
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12).