What Shall I Do to Be Saved?

What Shall I Do to Be Saved?

"Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved." Acts 16:30, 31.

Few questions can be more important than this. It implies . . .
that man is lost,
that he cannot save himself,
that he desires to be saved,
and that he is willing to be saved in God's way.

This being the case, salvation is possible — more, salvation is certain. For this is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. He came in our nature, to labor, suffer, and die in our stead. On this earth he did all, and he suffered all, that is necessary in order to save sinners. Justice has received all it requires, the law has obtained the whole of its demands; and now all that a sinner has to do, is to credit God's testimony, renounce all dependence on self, and rely alone on the person and finished work of Jesus.

Faith, is trusting Jesus to do all and provide all--and so save us freely, or by his grace. When we trust in Christ alone, his honor becomes engaged for us; he has undertaken our cause, and becomes responsible for our salvation. We commit our souls to him, to be . . .
cleansed in his blood,
clothed in his righteousness,
purified by his Spirit,
adorned with his graces, and
admitted into Heaven for his sake.

He becomes our Savior. He undertakes for us. His word is pledged to us, for he has said, "Every one that believes on the Son shall have everlasting life, and I will raise him up again at the last day." He cannot break his word, or fail in any one case. Every believer is safe:
for him--God's justice is satisfied;
for him--God's law has been magnified;
for him--Satan has been rendered powerless;
for him--death is abolished;
and to him--the gates of glory are set wide open!

"If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead--you shall be saved." Romans 10:9