What Must I Do To Be Saved?

Richard Thetford

Consider the question above closely. This is not a matter of what God, Christ, or the Holy Spirit must do. It is not a question of what others have done, what must I feel, what experience must I have, what do I think, or what do other religions think. It is a question of “what must I do?” Matthew 7:21 says: “Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (See also Revelation 22:14; James 1:21-25). There are certain things that must be done if we would enjoy the salvation in Christ. The Bible clearly teaches there is something to do; and this must be done.

To Be Saved We Must...

To be saved we must believe the gospel; we must believe in Christ (John 8:24). After believing, we must repent of all of our sins, which is a turning from the sinful things we have done in our past and be determined to live a life of godliness. “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins....” (Acts 2:38). We must then confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God as stated in Romans 10:9-10. Then we must be buried in baptism to get INTO Christ, where all spiritual blessings reside (Gal 3:26-27; Rom 6:1-5). We must then live a life devoted to Christ in order to receive the eternal reward (Rev 2:10). Knowledge of God’s Word is of no avail unless we act upon that knowledge. Have you taken the steps needed for salvation?