Becoming a Believer
Receive Eternal Life
Anyone who comes to Jesus for salvation needs a basic understanding of who He is and how He meets our need for salvation. Here is what the Bible teaches concerning salvation:
- God created man and woman to be in a right relationship with Him. God is Holy and perfect in all ways and in Him exist no error or fault.
- All people have sinned. “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” (Romans 3:23 ESV)
- The penalty for sin is death. “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23 ESV)
- Jesus Christ died to pay the penalty for our sins. “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8 ESV)
- We must individually respond to Christ in repentance and faith. “if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” (Romans 10:9-10 ESV).
Understanding these facts and even agreeing that they are true is not enough for a person to be saved. Saving faith is more than an intellectual acknowledgment. It is a deep inward trust in Christ at the core of one’s being. In order to experience salvation, we must individually receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
While baptism is not a requirement for receiving eternal life, it is an act of obedience following salvation. Baptism is an outward sign of an inward faith.
- As Scripture says, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:38 ESV).
We encourage you to express this inward faith outwardly by being baptized as your first step of obedience. Euto offers baptism services often. Please contact one of our pastors through the church office for more information.