How to Receive Salvation
“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."
John 3:16 (NLT)
You can receive salvation by God's grace through faith in Jesus. He died on the cross in your place so that you would not have to pay for your sins. (And, because you could not pay for your sins!) He rose from the dead so that you can live eternally with Him in heaven with God. It was all because of love. If you know you are a sinner and you are ready to put your faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior, please pray this prayer with all sincerity to God:
I know that I am a sinner and I have done many wrong things. I have broken your law and deserve to be punished, but I believe that Jesus' death on the cross was the payment-in-full for my sins and I choose, right now, to receive your forgiveness because of Jesus' sacrifice on my behalf. I also receive the promise of eternal life you have given to all who believe on Jesus. I thank You for writing my name down in Your Book of Life. I praise you for loving me so much that You sent your only Son to die for me and now, I want to live for You! I look forward to growing to know You more and more. Thank You, that now, I am Yours and You are mine. Amen.
If you prayed this prayer from your heart, know with certainty that you are saved. God counts you as a righteous person now, not because of anything you have done, but because you have put your faith in what Jesus has done for you.
I praise God for your salvation and I rejoice with you! The angels in Heaven are rejoicing, too! There are many things for you to learn in order for you to know God better and to enjoy Him more. The number one thing that I want you to know is that God delights in you and He desires to have an intimate friendship with you.
Please write to me @ firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know of your decision. I will send you more information to help you get started on your journey with God. In the meantime, please try to get a Bible if you don't have one. The New Living Translation is a good, easy-to-read translation, and I recommend that you start reading the book of John first. I hope to hear from you soon. God bless you.