5) God sent His son Jesus to remove the sin barrier.
What you cannot do for yourself, Jesus Christ has done for you! Your sin is a barrier between you and God. But the Good News is that Jesus died on the cross for you and then rose from the dead to demonstrate that His payment was acceptable to God. By taking your punishment on Himself, Jesus made a way for relationship with God.
(1 Peter 2:24; Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
6) You can receive Jesus Christ through faith.
Faith is trusting in what Jesus has done for you rather than trusting your own efforts to restore fellowship with God. Faith is complete reliance on Christ to put you in right relationship with God, allowing Him to live His life through you. Faith also involves repentance or genuine sorrow for sin and willingness to turn away from sin.
(John 14:6; Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10)
7) Through prayer you can trust in Jesus Christ.
Admit to God that you are a sinner. Express sorrow or repentance for your sinfulness. Ask Him to forgive your sins. Invite Jesus into your life as Savior and Lord. Commit yourself to live for Him. (2 Corinthians 7:10)
8) The Bottom Line
Salvation comes through believing that Jesus is the Son of God and confessing Him as Lord. If you believe Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for your sins and rose again, you can know for sure that you’ll go to heaven. If you pray the prayer below, and mean it with your heart, you will be saved and know that you have eternal life.