Timeline, Part 2
Salvation Bible Basics
You must see yourself as a sinner. You must repent and be willing to turn from all sin, both sins on the inside and sins on the outside. You must then turn to the Lord Jesus Christ and in a moment of time, as you put your faith in Him alone, the Bible says you are translated from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. You are moved from the side of not having a relationship with God to the side of having a relationship with God.
It is a momentary thing. It is like a crisis situation that happens at a point of time in your life, and it is something that you will never ever forget. It doesn’t happen over a long period of time. You don’t grow into salvation. There is a point in time when Jesus Christ comes into your heart and life. You cannot meet the God of the universe, and walk away not knowing you met Him.
Has God ever saved you? Has He ever rescued you? When did it happen? Draw your own timeline. Do you remember the experience? You may not remember the date, but you ought to remember the experience, where you were and what happened. If you do have a time and an experience, then ask yourself what happened? Was there genuine repentance? Was there a change? Was there genuine faith in Jesus Christ alone to save you and take you to Heaven?
If it is a true salvation experience, those ingredients will be there. If I called on you right now, could you explain it? If there has never been a time like this in your life, then I invite you right now to come to the Saviour, turn your back on your sin and your selfishness, receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, your only hope of Heaven. I invite you to come to Him.