Jesus is the Son of God, meaning He is God who became a man to save sinners.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made… And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” – John 1:1-3, 14
Jesus, who was foretold to come by the Prophets in the Bible, came to save all who would believe in Him. Without Him we are lost and without hope, doomed eternally. God out of love came to us. He didn’t have to but He did and gave us the free will to choose whether or not to believe in Him.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16
Why did He come to earth though? Wasn’t there another way to save mankind?
Man’s nature is evil. There’s nothing that can be done humanely speaking that can change man or pardon his endless list of faults. However, God made a way by coming down to earth and becoming a sacrifice for our sins: meaning that in place of our sins, God sees the blood of His Son and is satisfied, If we place our faith in Jesus. If we do then we are changed supernaturally. When we believe what God commanded, that we should believe in His Son, then God lives in us and we become a different person.
“He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit” – Titus 3:5
Jesus lived a perfect life. He was tempted in every point yet without sin.
Why do some people say Jesus is not God? What makes them say that?
There are many cults out there (namely Jehovah’s Witnesses) who claim Jesus is not God but an angel or a prophet because Jesus Himself claimed to be the Son of God. So if He’s God’s Son then He isn’t God right? He can’t be the Son and the Father at the same time right?
The Bible makes it clear in John 1:1 that Jesus is God. There’s only one God not two or three. The Father is God and so is the Son. But both are One.
In the Old Testament God says “Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.” (Isaiah 44:6)
Jesus says the same thing in the New Testament about Himself in Revelation 1:8 I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who is and was and is to come–the Almighty.”
Then Jesus states again “These are the words of the First and the Last, who died and returned to life.” (Revelation 2:8)
In Isaiah 48:12-13 listen to what God states about Himself: “Listen to Me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I have called: I am He; I am the first, and I am the last. Surely My own hand founded the earth, and My right hand spread out the heavens..“
How can I be saved then?
(1) Allow the Word of God to convict you:
“Now the works of the flesh (our sinful nature) are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication (any sexual activity before marriage), uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” -Galatians 5:19-21
“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, or thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. – 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
All these things (including weed, pornography, abortion, drugs, alcohol, rioting, and the like) bring man to hell. God hates these things. He did not shed His blood for you so that you would continue in these things. Has God’s word touched your heart today? Have you been suddenly convicted by what you’ve read? Proceed to do the following:
(2) In Prayer, Confess your sins to God and Repent from them:
“Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” – Acts 2:38
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:9
(3) While you are still praying, Believe your sins are forgiven by God through what He did for you when He was priced to a cross:
“…If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” – Romans 10:9-10
“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” – Acts 16:30
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” – John 14:6
Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. – John 3:18
Friend, if you have prayed believing in Jesus Christ, you are saved. Find out what He wants you to do by asking in prayer and reading and obeying what His word says. Go to a godly Christian church, hang with those who are also genuinely saved.
Continue in the path that leads to eternal life.