What  Must  I  do  to be Saved ?

This is the most important question you can ever ask.
This exact question was posed to the Apostle Paul in Acts 16:30.
Paul's response was  "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ".

  In  1 John 4:10  the Bible tells us "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation ( sacrifice ) for our sins."

 "For  God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten ( one of a kind )  Son,  that whosoever  Believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life".  John 3:16

   Jesus Christ died on the cross bearing the judgment of  God for your sins!   And having therefore completed the job, He then arose from the dead three days later.  see 1Cor. 15: 3-4

  But  what  part does my personal works play ?   Thankfully none!

  Two men came to Jesus in  John 6:28-29 .  "Then said they unto him ,  What shall we do that we might do the works of God?"   Jesus answered them,  "This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he has sent".  Notice these men wanted to know  what they could do to please God.   Jesus told them God does the work,  they just believe in  God's  redeeming work.



   To think that our personal efforts at obeying the  Ten Commandments  have meet with even limited success,  is not so.  To go to Heaven we must have every sin paid for !   Using human reasoning some people don't seem too evil, especially when compared to others.  Mankind assumes that some have committed greater sins than others, and the lesser evil will go to Heaven.  Unlike our school teacher, God doesn't grade on a curve.   God says we've  all sinned enough that eternal judgment is coming.  God standards are perfection in holiness !

   "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, being justified freely by his Grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus"  Rom 3:23-24

"For by Grace ( undeserved favor ) are ye saved through faith, and that  not  of yourselves, its a gift of God,  not of works, lest any man should boast."  Eph 2:8-9

 Psalms 14:1-3  says "The fool has said in his heart that there is no God.  They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.  The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.  They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy;  there is none that doeth good, no, not one."
 

   "He that believeth on him is not condemned;  but he that believeth not is condemned already because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God".  John 3:18

  "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  abideth on him.  John 3:36

"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy He saved  us ..."  Titus 3:5
 

  God will judge ALL sin.

  God loves you and has made His salvation available to all.   Jesus Christ died on the cross bearing your punishment.  Believe that personally,  and be saved.

 2Cor 5:21 God made him who had no sin (Jesus Christ) to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.  (NIV)
 

  God didn't  try to get by as cheaply as he could in your salvation;  he sent  His very best.   God loves us.  Don't pass into eternity yet in your sins.

  Pray  to God:  "God, I  am  a  sinner,  and  I accept  Jesus Christ as my personal savior from my sins."

  If you have genuinely said something like this you now have eternal life !



  Please let me know if  I can help you.     email =   ddupler2@ohiou.edu