If you know not your means for redemption, please know that you would not be alone if you ask, "what must I do to be saved?" (Acts 16:30d.) All who come to the Lord have preceded you likewise. Be comforted, but be not as those who, "being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God." (Romans 10:3.)
But rather, submit your own self to God, and of ALL your sins and iniquities, "Repent ye". (Matthew 3:2b.) After all, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us." (1_John 1:9-10.)
And then know that it is "the word of faith, which ((I)) preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Romans 10:8f-10.)
And lest pride beset you, know that "by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9.)
And with all that, all who would follow these instructions unto the redemption of your very souls, turn from ALL your wicked ways, and pray to God, asking for Jesus Christ to be Lord and Saviour in your heart for ever. Amen.
And that is why Jesus Christ, the Word, became flesh. He came to go to the cross where He was crucified by God's own people who rejected Him, that even Gentiles might become God's own people. Praise God!
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