There are many important questions in life. When we’re younger, we ask: What am I going to study in college or university? Where am I going to work? Who will I marry? And what about a family? These are all very important questions and the results will change what we do for the rest of our life. However, I want to ask you the most important question: Are you Saved? This question is so important, because it not only changes how you will live the rest of this life, but it determines your destiny for eternity. The question is simple. The answer is simple as well. If you were to ask yourself the question right now, what would the answer be: yes or no?
Why Do I need to be Saved?
It is important to understand that this is not something that mortal man has declared. The Bible tells us that “we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). Why do we need to be saved? The Bible states the “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23). The Word of God also likens each one of us to sheep that have gone astray, and we have gone our own way. Every single day, we choose to sin. If we continue in life as we are, we must be punished for our sin. God is righteous and holy and must punish sin and if we don’t do anything about all the sins we have committed, we will have to be punished for them in Hell. Therefore, we need to be rescued, or delivered, or saved from our sin so that we can be Heaven.
Who Can Save Me?
It might seem that we have painted a very gloomy picture. We are all sinners, that continue to sin everyday. If I need to be without sin in order to be in God’s heaven, how is it ever possible? Thankfully, the Bible provides the answer to that question as well. “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1Tim 1:15). That was the entire reason the Lord Jesus came into this world – so that he could save us! The Lord Jesus Christ was born into this world in Bethlehem, died on a cruel Roman Cross at Calvary in order to pay the punishment for the sins that we deserved. Jesus was without sin. He was the Son of God and as God, He could not sin. However, God loved sinners, such as ourselves, so much that he punished His Son in order to pay the price for our sin. Isaiah 53 and verse 5 says, “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” (NIV). The Lord Jesus Christ is the One who is able to save you today!
What Must I do to be Saved?
This is a very important question has well. This is the exact question that a jailor asked in a true story that is recorded in the Bible (Acts Chapter 16). The jailor was a man who knew that he was a sinner and realized that he needed the Lord Jesus Christ to save him and he asked the Apostle Paul, “What must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30). The Apostle Paul responded by saying, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” (Acts 16:31). What a marvel that sinners such as ourselves can be made right with God. Through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work at the Cross of Calvary, a lost sinner is saved. The jailor was saved that night when he asked that question. And I can say that I am saved. I have a specific time and place that I can look back to in my life experience when I was saved. I was a boy of nine years old and realized that I was a sinner. I recognized the fact that God would be right in sending me to Hell because of all the sins that I had committed. But it was at that time that a verse from Romans chapter 5 and verse 6 came to me this way, “Christ died for me the ungodly one!” And now I can say that I am saved!
Are you saved?