The Scriptures speak clearly about the great issues of sin, salvation, death, Heaven, and Hell. Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." The "all" in this verse shows us sin and guilt before God is the condition of every person born into this world. Many people attempt to remove this guilt through morality, meditation, church membership, water baptism, or communion. No pathway of human work will ever give inner peace or freedom from guilt.
The good news is that God has done for man what he was unable to do for himself. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to pay for man's sin debt in full. When Christ was crucified on the cross, He shed His divine blood to pay the supreme sacrifice for your sins, my sins, and the sins of the whole world (Hebrews 9:22).
On the third day, God raised Christ's body from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:1-6). Having conquered death, Hell, and the grave, Jesus Christ is alive forever and offers eternal life to anyone who will repent of their sins and believe in Him for their salvation. To repent means to turn from your sin (Acts 17:30). To believe means to trust in Christ's precious blood and believe you are forgiven by faith (Acts 16:31).
To receive Christ and be saved, pray sincerely, "Dear God, I am a lost sinner. I repent of my sins. I believe Christ died for me and was raised from the dead. I trust in His precious blood. Lord Jesus Christ, come into my heart and save me now, and I thank you it is done. Amen." If you prayed this prayer and meant it, you are saved on the authority of the written Word of God (Romans 10:13).
Here are the First Steps to Follow in Your New Christian Life:
1) Be Baptized (Immersed) in Water (Matthew 28:19-20)2) Be Filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8; 2:4; 8:14-17)
3) Join a Church Which Teaches the Verbal Inspiration & Inerrancy of the Bible (66 Books), the Trinity, the Deity & Virgin Birth of Christ, Salvation by Repentance & Faith in Christ's Shed Blood, the New Birth, Holy Living, & Christ's Bodily Resurrection & His Literal Second Coming (Jude 3)4) Read & Study the Scriptures Systematically (2 Timothy 2:15)5) Spend Time in Prayer Daily (Luke 18:1; Ephesians 6:18)6) Confess Your Sins to God (1 John 1:9)7) Jesus Said, "Whosoever Therefore Shall Confess Me before Men, Him Will I Confess Also before My Father Which is in Heaven." (Matthew 10:32)