"What is this thing about being saved?" you might be asking yourself if you clicked on this page. "Saved?" Saved from what?
That is one of the most important questions you could ask yourself. What's more, there is a great answer to that question that is found in God's Word, the Bible.
You need to be saved from the penalty of your sin. Sin is something you and I deal with every day. In fact, man has been dealing with sin and its consequences for thousands of years. And, although you and I haven't seen it, man has been facing the eternal consequences of his sin immediately after death--for thousands of years. God's Word says that "all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." and as a result of that "the wages of sin is death." That means that the paycheck we earn as a result of our sin is death in an eternal place of fire called Hell--forever. The book of Revelation puts it this way; "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters. and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burnets with fire and brimstone which is the second death."
You and I deserve to die and go to hell because of our coming short of God's perfect standard. We broke God's law and deserve the punishment for it. The wonderful news is, you can be saved from the penalty of your sin. The Bible says, "God so loved the World that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosever believeth on Him should not perish but have everlasting life." You see, God in His great love put the debt of our sin on His own Son on the cross. When Jesus died, He gave his own blood as a sacrifice to pay for our sins. God, in His great mercy toward us, accepted the payment His Son made in our place and on the third day raised Christ from the dead. Our sin debt has been paid--and the payment was accepted.
Like any gift, the only way to really have it is to reach out and take it. It does no good to leave Christmas gifts unopened and sitting under the tree. They are not really yours until you receive them. Ephesians 2:8-9 says it this way. "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. In order to have salvation from sin, you must receive what Christ already payed for.
You can be saved, right now, by accepting what Christ did on the cross and His resurrection for you--in your place, as the only payment for your sin. Simply acknowledge to God your guilt as a sinner and put your faith in Christ alone for salvation. Call out to Him by faith for the forgiveness of your sins. Romans 10:9-10 say, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." verse 13 says, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, Shall be saved."
If you would like to do that, you can pray something similar to this in your own words; "Dear God, I admit that I am a sinner that deserves to die and go to hell, I can do nothing to save myself. But, I believe that your Son died for my sins and rose again. Because of His payment for my sins, would you forgive me of my sins and save me from their penalty. In Jesus name, Amen."