Steps to Salvation
1. Believe in the Deity of Jesus
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2. Believe in the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.
1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
1 Corinthians 15:4 And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
3. Believe That Jesus is the Only Way to Salvation with God the Father
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.
4. Admit That You're a Sinner and Confess Your Sins to God
Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
After Steps 1-4 Make a Commitment to Building, Growing, and Maintaining a Strong Relationship With God By:
*Commit to Living a Righteous Life Led By The Holy Spirit
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
*Engaging in Daily Bible Study AND Application of the Word
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Proverbs 16:3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.
*Connecting with Other Committed Christians for Encouragement and Support
Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
*Engaging in Service to the Lord
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
On Water Baptism
Water Baptism is an outward display of what God has done on the inside.
Jesus Set the Example For Us:
Mark 1:9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: