“But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12 NLT
Believed and accepted. Two key words for salvation. We need to believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that He died on the cross to pay the price for our sin and He rose to life again. Then we need to accept Him as our Lord and Saviour. This means He is our King and Ruler and we follow Him.
When we do these two things, we have the right to become God’s children. We are adopted into His eternal family. We live our lives now for Christ and when we die we spend eternity with God.
If you would like to believe in and accpet Christ now, you can pray this prayer.
Dear Lord Jesus, I want to believe and accept You now. I believe You are the Son of God. I believe You died on the cross to pay the price for my sin. Please forgive my sin. Right now I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. I want You to be my ruler and king. I give the rest of my life to You today. Please help me to live for you from this day forward. Amen.
If you have just prayed this prayer, you are now right with God. Your sins are forgiven and Jesus is your Lord, Saviour and King.
I would encourage you to visit my “new Christians” page to find some resources to help you in your new life in Christ. You can find it here.