“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily,
verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the
kingdom of God.” (John 3:3)
When a Bible believer uses the word “salvation” he is referring
to a person being saved “from” an eternity of retribution in the Lake of
Fire, and at once being saved “to” an eternity with the LORD Jesus Christ
in Heaven. Other biblical terms are synonymous, such as “born again,”
“regeneration,” and “redeemed.” It is essential that every man make a
personal decision to receive the LORD Jesus Christ as his own personal
Savior. To neglect this is the ultimate tragedy and catastrophe.
When the Holy Spirit, under the ministry of the Word of God,
convicts a man, woman, boy, or girl of his lost condition before God, and
leads that person to the proper understanding and knowledge of Jesus Christ
as God, salvation is close at hand. Then, he or she must call upon the LORD
Jesus Christ in prayer, confessing his or her sins and lost estate, and
asking the LORD Jesus Christ to save them from their sins. At that point,
God wondrously saves them for all eternity.
One of the biblical outlines for the new birth is found in
the book of Romans, sometimes referred to as “The Roman Road.”
1. Understand your position before God.
(Romans 3:10) There is none righteous, no, not one:
(Romans 3:23) For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
2. Understand the gravity of the situation.
(Romans 6:23a) "For the wages of sin is death;"
3. Understand the Gift of God’s grace.
(Romans 6:23b) "but the gift
of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
4. Understand how to solve the problem.
(Romans 10:9-10,13) “That if thou shalt confess with thy
mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised
him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth
unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”