This is the question I’m going to discuss today. What makes a person saved? Is it saying the sinner’s prayer? Because it sure seems people will quite often tell you to say the sinners prayer if you want to get saved. Is it by asking, “Jesus, come into my heart”? Or maybe it’s by getting baptized? What if someone loved the Lord, but is killed in a car crash before he can get baptized?
See, anyone can do these things. These things are not how you get saved at all! It’s by believing that you were created by the Creator, Yeshua our Messiah and having a change of heart. If I say the sinners prayer, but have no change of heart, saying the sinners prayer won’t send me to heaven. If I get baptized as a baby or even an adult, but live a sinful life, not desiring to change, I won’t go to heaven. As I have just written, once you believe in Yeshua, and a change of heart takes place, you are saved When there is a change of heart, you don’t want to intentionally sin. I’m not saying we have to become perfect little human beings. We’re human, we make mistakes.
And, I’m not trying to say that if you’ve said the sinners prayer, you aren’t saved. You are saved if you are truly repentant. What I’m trying to say is, it’s not by doing these things that makes you saved.
What if you only knew Yeshua by his English name, Jesus until now? Does that mean since you didn’t know him by his birth name, you aren’t actually saved? No, of course not! You believed that God sent his son to save you. And, you desired to live for Him, not the world. Knowing him by his correct name is not what makes you saved!
The gift of salvation is already yours, it always has been. All you have to do is open the gift.
John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”