THAT FACT THAT YOU ARE LOST.
No one will make an
effort to escape danger until he recognizes that fact that he is in danger.
God's Word shows the danger of being lost.
is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not."
"For all have
sinned, and come short of the glory of God," Romans 3:23.
THAT JESUS DIED AS YOUR SUBSTITUTE.
"For God so
loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life,"
"For he hath
made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the
righteousness of God in him," 2 Corinthians 5:21.
redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for
it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree," Galatians
"Who his own
self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead
to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed,"
1 Peter 2:24.
III. REPENT TOWARD
GOD, WITH GENUINE SORROW FOR THE FACT THAT YOU ARE A SINNER.
. . . But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his
baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned
you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits meet
for repentance," Matthew 3:2, 7, 8.
repent, ye shall all . . . perish," Luke 13:3.
sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the
sorrow of the world worketh death," 2 Corinthians 7:10.
IV. ASK GOD TO
SAVE YOU, TO FORGIVE YOUR SIN FOR JESUS' SAKE, AND TRUST (BELIEVE) WHOLEHEARTEDLY
THAT HE WILL.
the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved," Acts 16:31.
"The word is
nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of
faith, which we preach; 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 whosever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved,"
Romans 10:8-10, 13
V. WHEN SHOULD
YOU BE SAVED?
is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation," 2 Corinthians
CAUSES ONE TO BE LOST?
"He that believeth
on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already,
because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of
God," John 3:18.
"He that believeth
on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son
shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him," John
compiled by G. F. Crumley