What Must I Do To Be Saved?

Part 1 - What is Salvation?

Let's begin by a brief explanation of the concept of salvation. Salvation means to be in a relationship with God that frees us from the consequences of our past sins.

Our sins have separated us from God and must be removed before we can again be a part of God. If we do not become a part of God, then we are separated from him now and after our death. On the other hand, if we accept the salvation that he offers, our sins are forgiven and we are not separated from him now or after our death.

Here are some scriptures from the Bible that show us this.

Scripture tells us that all of us have sinned and need salvation (Romans 3:23). Scripture also tells us in I John 3:4 that everyone who sins breaks the law and that sin is defined as lawlessness. The law spoken of here is referring to God's will.

We also find in scripture in 1 John 1:8 that anyone who says they have no sin is deceiving themselves.

We find in Romans 14:12 that each of us must give an account of ourselves before God. No one else can answer for us; not parents, spouse, or anyone. The responsibility is ours.

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