If you fell overboard in the deep blue sea, how would you save yourself?

“It’s all about trusting, not trying”

Every religion in the world instructs dying and drowning men, women, and young people to swim. Basically telling you that if you swim hard enough and long enough, maybe you’ll make it to the shores of eternal life.

But their instructions will never give you any assurance, not now, not at the point of death, not even after death (think purgatory or reincarnation).

But the Bible throws you a lifeline. The Bible says…

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners…” (1 Timothy 1:15)

What could be plainer and what could be easier than to grab that lifeline?

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.
(Romans 10:9)

So if you, like the drowning man, are asking “What must I do to be saved?” the answer is easy…

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,  and thou shalt be saved (Acts 16:31)

The Lord Jesus Christ is alive, and the great thing is that he wants a relationship with you

And you can have a relationship with him by turning from your sins and trusting him to save you. Not by trying to DO it yourself, as recommended by the religions of the world.

You need a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, not a religion.

Getting born again happens once.

It’s like getting married. It’s a one-time event. You can look back and remember the day.

You give your heart to the Lord Jesus Christ, and he gives his heart to you. You become one with him and he will never leave you nor forsake you. You can receive Jesus Christ right now and have absolute assurance of eternal life even if you were to die tonight or three weeks from now or thirty years from now.

Admit to him that you are a helpless sinner and that you’ll quit trusting in your own righteousness and religious works.

Repent and be willing to turn away from your sins. The Lord will help you do this.

Believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died to pay the price for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead.

Call out to him now. You can use your own words or pray something like this:

Lord Jesus, I confess that I have sinned against you in the way I have lived my life. I am truly sorry and I want to turn from my sin and follow you. I believe that you died in my place and that your sacrifice was enough to pay the price for all my sins. I give my life to you right now. Lord, please take control of every area of my life. I receive salvation now, according to your promise, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Thank you, Lord Jesus. Amen