Is Jesus Your Personal Savior?
By John Duvall In In Remembrance On December 20, 2015
Jesus is the Savior of all who will obey. The angels said about Jesus, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11, KJV) Paul wrote to Timothy, “But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:” (2 Timothy 1:10, KJV) Paul wrote to Titus, “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” (Titus 2:13, KJV) Jesus is the one and only Savior of those who will go to Him and learn from Him.
Having seen that Jesus is the Savior, you must ask yourself, “Is Jesus my personal Savior?” What does it take for you to have Jesus as your Savior? The answer is simple: You must go to Jesus. In Matthew 11:28, Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28, KJV) In order for you to be saved, you must make the determined decision to go to Jesus. During the days when Jesus walked the earth, if a person was to go to Jesus, he would physically go to Jesus and hear Him. After Jesus left this earth, the manner in which people went to Him changed. After Jesus died on the cross of Calvary, His Gospel, New Testament, became Law. (Cf. Hebrews 8:6-13; Romans 1:16; Galatians 6:2) Under this New Law of Jesus Christ, the only way a person could go to Jesus was to receive and study the Law of Jesus Christ. The words and teachings of Jesus, the Law of Jesus Christ, are found recorded for us in the New Testament.
Before His death, Jesus promised His apostles, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14:26, KJV) After His death and prior to His return to Heaven, Jesus commanded His apostles, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:19-20, KJV) Jesus commanded His apostles to teach what He had taught. Just as Jesus had promised, the Holy Spirit taught the apostles all things and reminded them of all things taught by Jesus. This aid given by the Holy Spirit enabled the apostles to teach the world, then and now, through the written word, the Bible. As a result, if a person is going to go to Jesus and learn from Him, then that person must go to the words and teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Bible.
Once a person chooses to go to Jesus and learn from Him, that person must then make the personal decision to believe and obey the teachings of Jesus. You cannot go to Jesus and not obey His words. In order to make Jesus your personal savior, you must personally obey His teachings. When Jesus told the apostles to go and preach the gospel or good news of salvation to the lost world, He defined what He meant by the gospel. Jesus said, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” (Mark 16:15-16, KJV) The Gospel of Jesus Christ is this: If a person will believe in Jesus and will be baptized, then that person will be saved. If that person does not believe in Jesus, then that person will be condemned.
Jesus has prepared the way of salvation for all who will believe and obey Him. This all includes you. Jesus has made everything ready so that you can be saved. He gave His life on the cross of Calvary, paying the price for your redemption. Jesus died so that you might be saved. To further show that Jesus’ message of salvation applies to you, consider the words of Paul as written in Romans 1:16. Paul wrote, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16, KJV) The gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes. If you are going to have Jesus as your personal Savior, then you must listen only to Him. It is through the teachings of Jesus Christ, His gospel, that you will be saved. Let Jesus be your Savior today by making the decision to go to Him through belief and obedience. The only way for you to know Jesus is for you to know the Jesus found within the pages of the Word of God, the Bible. Let us know if we can help you to better know Jesus or if we can help you to make Jesus your Savior today.
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