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Understanding Salvation

Congratulations! You have made a life-changing decision! Perhaps you are asking, “Now what? How do I begin my journey with God?” Below you will find information for your next steps.

Let’s begin by understanding what Salvation is.   First John 5:13 says, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.”  Be confident in knowing that you have been “saved” by your belief in Jesus Christ and what He accomplished for us at the Cross.


  • We have all sinned. We have all done things that are displeasing to God and admit that we need His son as our Savior. (Romans 3:23). 

  • Because of our sin, we suffer eternal separation from God. (Romans 6:23).

  • Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins (Romans 5:82 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus died in our place, taking the punishment that we deserved. Jesus’ resurrection proved that His death was sufficient to pay for our sins.

  • God grants forgiveness and salvation to all those who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior—trusting His death as the payment for our sins. Therefore there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (John 3:16Romans 5:1Romans 8:1).

  • The Holy Spirit comes to reside permanently within at the moment of faith. He assures us of everlasting life. He teaches us God’s Word and empowers us to live according to it.


That is the message of salvation! If you have placed your faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior, you are saved! All of your sins are forgiven, and God promises to never leave you or forsake you (Romans 8:38–39Matthew 28:20). Remember, your salvation is secure in Jesus Christ (John 10:28–29). If you are trusting in Jesus alone as your Savior, you can have confidence that you will spend eternity with God in heaven!


Next Step:  Sign up for Water Baptism—express your new faith in Christ by participating at the next Water Baptism. Click here to sign up!

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