There is only one way to have your sin forgiven, and receive the gift of eternal life and that is to be saved. Only one person can save you and that is the Lord Jesus Christ. All roads, all religions, all beliefs do not lead to heaven. Only one way will get you there. Jesus said in John chapter 14, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” That is a fully exclusive statement. He says that, only through him, can you be saved. There is no other way.
But what I want to share with you is 7 ways for Jesus to save you; 7 ways to be saved from sin, and find peace with God.
Acts 16:30, 31 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…
1Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Isaiah 45:22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
- Born Again
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
Six and Seven are two sides to one coin, even if you can’t see the other side because you are only looking at the one side, the other side is still there.
Notice that to be saved, none of the ways are by our works. We, never, are told to be a good person to be saved, we are never told to keep the ten commandments to be saved. Some verses may seem to say so until you understand their context, but Ephesians makes it clear. Ephesians 2:8,9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Only when we let go of our own efforts, and fully rely upon Jesus Christ for our salvation can we be saved. That is what Romans 4: 3-5 tell us. Salvation is only to those who “work not”.
All these 7 ways lead to the same place. They all lead to one person to be saved from sin. All these 7 ways go through the same door. That door is the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ. I come to the Lord Jesus Christ. I receive Jesus as my Saviour. I look to Jesus for forgiveness of sins. I am born again through faith In Jesus. I repent and have faith in Jesus. In reality the 7 ways are one way. Just another way to look at the same thing, how we can have all our sins forgiven, and be granted the gift of eternal life with God.
– S. Borner, Pastor