7 Steps to Salvation

by J. Otis Yoder

Step one - You must realize you are a sinner.

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

"If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us." I John 1:10

Step Two - You must realize you can't save yourself.

"Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the king-dom of God." John 3:3

"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, hut according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost." Titus 3:5

Step three - You must realize that Jesus Christ came into the world and gave His life to save sinners.

"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." John 3:16

"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners: of whom I am chief." I Timothy 1:15

Step four - You must repent: be sorry for your sins and turn from them.

"Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." Acts 2:38

"He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: hut whoso confesseth and forsa-keth them shall have mercy." Pro 28:13

Step five - You must confess (tell) your sins to God who alone has power to save and to cleanse from sin through the blood of Jesus.

"I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin." Psalm 32:5

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." I John 1:9

Step six - You must call upon Jesus Christ in sincere and earnest prayer.

"And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name that will I do that the Father may be glorified in the Son." John 14:13

"And call upon me in the day of trouble I will deliver thee and thou shalt glorify me" Psalm 50:15

Step seven - You must believe and by faith receive Jesus so He can control your life.

"Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." Mark 11:24

"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." John 1:12