Scripture References: Why I need a Savior

1) Because we are all sinners:

  • For all of us have sinned and come short of the glory of God and His standard of righteousness (Romans 3:23)

  • There is none of us who is righteous, no, not one (Romans 3:10)

  • We are all born sinners and our lives shaped in iniquity (Psalm 51:5)

2) God sees our sin. We can't hide what's in our heart from Him.

  • No one can hide from God. All things are naked and open before the eyes of He who judges us. (Hebrews 4:13)

  • Adam hid from God when he sinned and man has been trying to do the same ever since (Genesis 3:8)

3) God will judge us and our sin:

  • For the wages (consequences) of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ (Romans 6:23)

  • Because of one man (Adam) sin and death entered into the world and so, we are all sentenced to death because  we have all sinned (Romans 5:12)

  • Once we die, we stand before God to face judgement for sin (Hebrews 9:27)

4) God loves us even though we are sinners. He doesn't want to judge us for sin so He sent Jesus

  • For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son as a sacrifice to pay for our sin (John 3:16)

  • God did not send His Son into the world to condemn us, but to save us (John 3:17)

  • God showed His great love for us in that while we were sinners, Jesus died for us (Romans 5:8)

5) Jesus is the only person who can save us from sin

  • "I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father except through me" (Jesus - John 14:6)

  • There is no other person who can save us. There is no other name to call upon other than Jesus (Acts 4:12)

6) God's salvation through Jesus is available by repenting from sin and asking Him to save us

  • Unless a man is re-born (born again) through faith in Jesus, he cannot enter into heaven (John 3:3)

  • If we would say to Jesus " forgive me for being a sinner, I turn my life over to you and accept you as my Savior. I confess that you died and rose from the grave to save me.." God hears, forgives us and saves us. (Romans 10:9)

  • Jesus promised not to reject us if we come to Him in sincere repentance and according to His word (John 6:37)

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him. and will sup with him, and he with Me"

The Lord Jesus Christ, Revelation Chapter 3, verse 20.