Life Begins with Salvation
Until you are saved by Jesus, you’re like the living dead. Dead spiritually. Possibly, almost no humanity left and you may see yourself fading away emotionally, physically, or mentally. Trapped in your sins. Spiritually unconscious. Separated from God. Salvation is God’s rescue and cure: God’s plan of redeeming us and our hope, for God’s glory and our good to help spread the cure.
Jesus came to earth, died on a cross, and was raised to life to rescue you from sin, use his blood to make you alive, and bring you into eternal relationship with God. Salvation is not just about where you will spend an eternity, but also the way to live an abundant life on earth with Jesus, here and now.
Simply put, Jesus is salvation, and salvation is life (1 John 5:12). That’s why Refine Church celebrates the empty tomb. When you are saved, the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is in you!
Salvation Doesn’t Need to be Confusing
Depending on your family background, what you were taught, or religious tradition, you may have heard a variety of ideas about salvation or paths to be saved.
Perhaps you think it’s what happens when you walk an aisle, pray a prayer or get baptized. Maybe you believe salvation is only for “good people,” or that salvation is something you have to earn with just good works or something you can lose if you do bad things.
You don’t have to wonder or doubt about how to get saved because the Bible — God’s Word to us — is clear about every aspect of salvation.
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
If you are ready to meet Jesus, pray a prayer like this:
“Jesus, I admit that I’m a sinner and I need a Savior. I ask you to forgive my sins. I believe You lived, died and rose again so that I could reconnect with God. I want you to refine my life. I confess you as my Lord and commit my life to You. I surrender my past, present, and future to you. Amen.”