Why We NEED The Savior?
as it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one; Romans 3:10
According to the Word of God, the reason we NEED a savior is that no one is good enough to save himself. Though some religions teach salvation by works, the fact remains, no one can save himself. We NEED the Savior!
Why is No One Good Enough?
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
According to God’s word, the reason no one is good enough to earn Heaven on his own merits is that we have all sinned. We are sinners by birth, by nature, by practice, and by choice. Truly, we NEED the Savior!
What is God’s Price On Sin?
For the wages of sin is death, Romans 6:23
Jesus said in Luke 12:4-5,
“And I say to you, My friends, don’t fear those who kill the body, and after that can do nothing more. But I will show you the One to fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has authority to throw into hell. Yes, I say to you, this is the One to fear!
According to God, the penalty for being a sinner is death and death is two-fold. We will die once physically and a second time spiritually.
question is not, “Do you believe in Jesus Christ?”
The question is, “Why do you NEED Jesus Christ?”
There are a lot of people who believe in Jesus Christ who have yet to see their NEED for Him.
Jesus made that clear in Matthew 7:21-23:
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of My Father in heaven. On that day many will say to Me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in Your name, drive out demons in Your name, and do many miracles in Your name?’ Then I will announce to them, ‘I never knew you! Depart from Me, you lawbreakers!’
According to Christ Himself, there will be a multitude of people with good intentions who will never enter Heaven’s gates. This is because they have never seen their NEED for Him.
Jesus said in Luke 5:31-32,
Jesus replied to them, “The healthy don’t need a doctor, but the sick do. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
Until a person sees him/herself as being “sinfully” sick, he/she will never see their NEED for the Savior. Our problem is not in what we do before God, but in what we are before God. We are sinners in NEED of the Savior!
What Is God’s Way Out?
But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us! Romans 5:8
The only payment for sin and its penalty (hell) is the precious blood of Christ. Christ (God) came to this earth in the form of a man. He died for our sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day. All you or I must do to gain heaven is simply go to the One who paid for our salvation and ask Him to save us!
How Can I Be Saved?
For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 10:13
1. Admit to God that you’re a sinner. (Romans 3:23)
2. Admit to God that your sin will send you to hell—this is why you NEED the Savior. (Romans 6:23)
3. Believe that Christ died (paid) for your sins. (Romans 5:8)
4. Ask Christ to save you and take you to Heaven. (Romans 10:13)