The Most Important Question
©1996 by T.L. Hubeart Jr.
- Acts 16:30 (KJV) And
[the jailer] brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be
saved, and thy house.
The most important question that
anyone will have to deal with in life has to do with the Person of the Lord
Jesus Christ. That question is "What must I do to be saved?" In
Jesus, the Son of God, you can know that you have eternal life. And you can
feel a greater sense of fulfillment here and now, in knowing that your purpose
in life is not simply to exist for a short time, and then to die, but that it
is to serve God, to have fellowship with Him, and to have a wonderful home in
heaven with Him after your time on earth is over.
Let me share with you the wonderful gospel plan of salvation. The Bible says
that God sent His Son to save us:
- John 3:16 (KJV) For God
so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
What do we need to be saved from? The fact is that we were all born into
sin. And that sin separates us from God unless we repent and accept the
salvation of God through His Son Jesus.
The Bible says:
- Romans 3:10 (KJV) As it
is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that
understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone
out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that
doeth good, no, not one.
We were born into sin. We cannot help sinning. And we delude ourselves if we
- 1 John 1:8 (KJV) If we
say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
- John 3:19 (KJV) And this
is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved
darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
The penalty for sin is death and eternal separation from God.
- Revelation 20:15 (KJV)
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the
lake of fire.
- John 3:36 (KJV) 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.
there is a way out. Anyone who accepts Jesus Christ, the Son of God, as his
or her Savior will receive eternal life.
- Romans 10:8 (KJV) But
what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy
heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9 That if thou shalt
confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart
that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
- 1 John 1:9 (KJV) If we confess
our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us
from all unrighteousness.
- John 11:25 (KJV) Jesus
said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in
me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 And whosoever liveth and
believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Jesus Christ, even though He was the Son of God, came to earth in human
form, died for our sins (1 Cor. 15:3, 1 John 2:2), and arose from the dead
(Luke 24:4-7, Acts 2:24). Having ascended into heaven, Jesus will come again
(Acts 1:11) to receive those who believe on Him, and they will be with Him
forever (1 Thess. 4:16-17).
How easy it is to accept Him! And how wonderful it is to be free of the
shackles of sin, and to walk in Him.
- Romans 6:22 (KJV) But
now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your
fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. 23 For the wages of sin
is death; but the gift of
God is eternal life through
Jesus Christ our Lord.
- John 1:12 (KJV) But as
many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on
his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh,
nor of the will of man, but of God.
Will you accept Him today? Confess your sin, receive the Lord Jesus as your
Savior, and become His. All you need to do is ask Him.
- Romans 10:13 (KJV) For
whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Pray with a sincere heart to Jesus, and He will save you and give you
eternal life. If you don't know how to pray, repeat the following and
- "Lord, I confess that I am a sinner and that I
cannot save myself. I believe that Jesus is Your Son, and that He died for
my sins and rose from the dead. Please forgive me of all my sins through
His blood. I receive Jesus into my heart as my Savior and Lord, and ask
Your Spirit to strengthen me, and to help me walk worthy of You. In Jesus'
- Luke 15:10 (KJV)
Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of
God over one sinner that repenteth.
If you prayed that
prayer . . . what next?
- Begin to read God's Word, the Bible, and pray daily
(Eph. 6:17-18). You now have a relationship with God, and just as you
maintain your relationships with your family, you should also want to keep
in contact with God through prayer and the Bible.
- Begin attending a sound, Bible-believing church (Acts
1:14, Heb. 10:24-25). This will allow you to fellowship with others who
belong to Jesus and help to strengthen you as you walk in Him.
- Be baptized, following Christ's example and God's Word
(Matt. 28:19, Acts 8:36-37).
- Begin seeking God's will for your life, and how He
would want you to serve Him (Heb. 13:20-21).
- 1 John 4:15 (KJV) Whosoever
shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in
God. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God
is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
Welcome to the Family of God!
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