This question ought to be in the front of all of our minds. We all know the bad news already; that ‘all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.’ (Romans 3:23) The Good News, however, is that God through His infinite grace has made a way for us to access His glory despite our failures. (Romans 5:2) God’s plan to redeem mankind begins with the holy sacrifice of His own son on the cross. (Romans 5:8) To receive the benefit of this gift which God so freely gave, we must first hear the message in the Word of Christ. (Romans 10:17) Through hearing, we develop faith and a belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God (John 3:36) and the one and only savior of mankind. (Acts 4:12) We then confess His name before men (Romans 10:9-10) and turn away from whatever sin that is in our lives. (Luke 13:3) God then erases the sin through baptism (Acts 2:38) and gives us a brand new conscience. (1 Peter 3:21) He clothes us with Christ (Galatians 3:27) and though we can never be perfect, we are embraced by His perfection. (Hebrews 10:14) His blood continually cleanses us of all unrighteousness (Hebrew 9:14) and we become joint-heirs of Heaven with Christ. (Romans 8:17) We hope that you are an heir of Heaven and that God has added you to His church, (Acts 2:47) but if not and you are interested in learning more about God’s Word and His plan for man’s redemption; let me encourage you to be reading your Bible daily. We would be more than happy to help you in any way that we can to find the relationship with God and the certainty of salvation that you have been looking for. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Some may wonder why we have included baptism as a part of the salvation process. The simple answer is that we believe this to be what the Bible teaches, but a more detailed study into why we ascribe to this interpretation can be found here.