SALVATION

Key Verse

  • And there is salvation1 in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 NASB
Other versions
 
  • And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among people by which we must be saved [for God has provided the world no alternative for salvation].” Acts 4:12 AMP

Why Do I Need Salvation?

  • your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear. Isaiah 59:2 NKJV
  • all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God Romans 3:23 NIV

Other versions

  • the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23 KJV

What is sin?

Read: SIN

Sin is primarily against GOD

  • Joseph: There is no one greater in this house than I, and he has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great evil, and sin against God?” Genesis 39:9 NASB
  • David: Against You, You only, have I sinned And done that which is evil in Your sight Psalm 51:4 AMP

It is GOD's desire that we all get saved

  • Who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:4 BSB
  • the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. Isaiah 30:18 NASB
Other versions
 
  • Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:4 NKJV

What Can Be Done?

  • If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose]. 1 John 1:9 AMP
  • Repent [change your old way of thinking, turn from your sinful ways, accept and follow Jesus as the Messiah] and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ because of the forgiveness of your sins Acts 2:38 AMP
  • Believe in the Lord Jesus [as your personal Savior and entrust yourself to Him] and you will be saved, you and your household [if they also believe].” Acts 16:31 AMP
  • Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.”And you forgave the guilt of my sin. Psalm 32:5 NIV
Other versions
 
  • If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. John 1:9 ESV

COMMENTS

In simple terms

  1. Admit you are a sinner (Repent of wrongdoing & confess sins to God)
  2. Believe in the Lord Jesus as your Personal Savior
  3. Be Baptised in water

When should I turn to GOD?

  • Turn to the Lord before it’s too late. Call out to him while He’s still ready to help you. Isaiah 55:6 NIRV
  • For He says, “AT THE ACCEPTABLE TIME (the time of grace) I LISTENED TO YOU, AND I HELPED YOU ON THE DAY OF SALVATION.” Behold, now is “THE ACCEPTABLE TIME,” behold, now is “THE DAY OF SALVATION” 2 Corinthians 6:2 AMP
Other versions

  • Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call on Him [for salvation] while He is near. Isaiah 55:6 AMP 

The peril of not accepting GOD's salvation

  • How shall we escape [appropriate retribution] if we neglect and refuse to pay attention to such a great salvation [as is now offered to us, letting it drift past us forever]? Hebrews 2:3 AMP
  • Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15 NIV
Other versions
 
  • if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15 NASB
  • if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15 ESV

Suggested Prayer - Sinners Prayer

Almighty God
I confess that I am a sinner.
Please forgive me of all my sins.
I believe that Jesus Christ is Your son.
I believe that He took all my sins upon Himself & that He died and rose again.
I receive Him into my life as my Lord and Saviour.
In Jesus name I pray.
Amen

What after Sinners Prayer?

Salvation For Family

  • “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Acts 16:31 NASB
Other versions 
 
  • “Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you and your family will be saved.” Acts 16:31 ISV
  • “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you and your family will be saved.” Acts 16:31 GWT

Example

  • At that hour of the night, the jailer took them and washed their wounds. And without delay, he and all his household were baptized. Acts 16:33 BSB
Other versions 
 
  • he took them that very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household. Acts 16:33 NASB

More Salvation Verses

  • I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth Romans 1:16 KJV
  • you were dead in the trespasses and sins Ephesians 2:1 ESV
  • “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38 BSB
  • unless a person is born again [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified], he cannot [ever] see and experience the kingdom of God.” John 3:3 AMP
  • now is “the acceptable time, ” behold, now is “the day of salvation” 2 Corinthians 6:2 NASB
  • what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and to lose his soul? Mark 8:36 BLB
  • if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 NKJV
  • everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord [invoking Him as Lord] will be saved. Romans 10:13 AMP
  • “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13 NASB
  • everyone [who acknowledges Jesus as his Savior and devotes himself to Him] is (cleared) from every charge and given right standing with God. Acts 13:39 AMP
  • The soul who sins shall die Ezekiel 18:20 NKJV
  • thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone … they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Revelation 20:10 NASB
  • the lake of fire. This is the second death. Revelation 20:14 NKJV
  • For this [forgiveness] let everyone who is godly pray–pray to You in a time when You may be found Psalm 32:6 AMP
  • I will be in anguish over my sin. Psalms 38:18 NKJV
  • your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear. Isaiah 59:2 NKJV

Footnotes

  1. 4991 σωτηρία [SWTHRI/A] {sōtēría} \so-tay-ree'-ah\ feminine of a derivative of 4990 as (properly, abstract) noun; rescue or safety (physically or morally):--deliver, health, salvation, save, saving. 4990 σωτήρ [SWTH/R] {sōtḗr} \so-tare'\ from 4982; a deliverer, i.e. God or Christ:--saviour. 4982 σώζω [SW/ZW] {sṓzō} \sode'-zo\ from a primary σῶς [SW=S] {sōs} (contraction for obsolete σάος [SA/OS] {sáos}, "safe"); to save, i.e. deliver or protect (literally or figuratively):--heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.