555 Difficult Bible Questions Answered

470. What Is the Way of Salvation?

It would probably disappoint if we answered in the Scriptural way: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved." Yet that is the only true answer. Stripped of theological phraseology, the way of salvation may be described as committing your case to Christ, much as you would commit your case to a physician if you were sick, or your trouble to a lawyer if you were in danger of imprisonment. "Believing on him" is the complete trust you place in him and the profound conviction that he can and will save you. This is the decisive thing, the turning point. That done, several results flow from it One is sorrow for sin previously committed and a renunciation of it for the future. A second is the endeavor, in the strength that Christ imparts, to follow his example, to cultivate his spirit, and to live his life of purity, holiness and helpfulness. This involves prayer and submission to his will in all things. Then you should join a church to confess him openly. There are other matters that will call for your attention as you go on, but these we have mentioned are the plain, simple duties that you have to do in order to become a Christian.