Cross County Baptist Church

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God desires to provide his peace (being saved and knowing you have eternal life) to every human being by providing us His Grace:

Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) (Eph 2:5)

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:(Eph 2:8)

This is a simple Biblical method of understanding how to receive the gift God desires to provide you through his grace through faith:

ABCs of Salvation


 A - Admit that you are a sinner.

A relationship with Jesus Christ begins with your admission that you need God. You must admit you need God in these three areas:

  1. You need God to forgive you of your sins, those attitudes or actions that don't meet God's standards.

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

    As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
    Romans 3:10

    If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 
    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
    and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
    1 John 1:8-9

  2. You have earned death, a place in Hell, due to the works of your sin; but God, out of his love for you, gives you the gift of eternal life. You cannot earn a gift its given by one who can give out of love!

    For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    Romans 6:23

    And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
    Revelations 20:

  3. You need God to show you His purpose for your life.

    The thief [Satan] does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.
    I [Jesus] have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
    John 10:10


B - Believe that Jesus died for your sins and rose from the dead.

The penalty for your sin is death. God loves you so much that He provides a way for you to escape that penalty.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, 
that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

Jesus can and will save anyone from an eternity without God. He died and rose again for your justification, to right your relationship with God.

He [Jesus] was delivered over to death for our sins
and was raised to life for our justification.
Romans 4:25

Belief in the death and resurrection of Jesus for your sins is essential for salvation, but it is not enough.

You believe that there is one God. You do well.
Even the demons believe and tremble.
James 2:19

C - Confess that Jesus is the Lord of Your Life!

Confessing Jesus as Lord means to commit total control of your life to Christ. You give Him the ownership of your life. He becomes your new boss.
If you confess Jesus as Lord of your life, the Bible says you will be saved.

If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus
and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead,
you will be saved.
Romans 10:9-10

The following prayer is one you can use to confess Jesus as Lord and ask Him to save you:

Dear God, I admit I am a sinner in need of you. Please forgive me of my sins and give me eternal life with you in heaven. I believe Jesus died and rose again for my sins. I confess Jesus as Lord and Savior of my life. Thank you for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.


If you have read, understood and prayed for God to save you with sincerity of heart, God will honor his promise "Thou shalt be saved".  We would like to celebrate with you and help you to grow in the Lord, if you could email the Pastor at or call us at 301-705-7424 and speak to us, we would greatly appreciate knowing.  God bless you for joining the family of God.