Lesson 3: What Must I Do To Be Saved?
Here is the most important question of your life! You want to go to heaven, don’t you? Then you must have your sins forgiven—you must be saved.
The word “save” means “to rescue from danger.” In lesson 2 we found that “all have sinned.” The sinner is in danger because if he dies he will go to hell!
The sinner must be “rescued” from this danger. God sent Jesus to die on the cross to save the sinner. When the blood of Jesus takes away your sins, you are “saved.” When your sins are taken away, you are with God and on the way to heaven. If you continue to be with God, then you will go to heaven when you die.
The question, “What must I do to be saved?” is answered in different ways by different churches. This is bad, because you can be confused by the different answers. You may find it hard to know the truth. But you can know how to be saved if you will listen to the New Testament. In this lesson we will try to help you see what the New Testament says you must do in order to be saved. We ask you to study very carefully, because THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION OF YOUR LIFE!