Bible Verses About Accepting Jesus: 20 Important Scriptures

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The story of the Good News of Jesus Christ (‘the gospel’) is the greatest story ever told.  It is a story that is so amazing that we need to hear it over and over again.  It never gets old.  It never goes out of date.  The God of the Universe created a world and created man and He created him (Adam and all of us) to be able to make free will choices.  He gave Adam and Eve a perfect garden but also allowed there to be a tree that they were not to eat from.  Of course, we all know how that turned out.  Adam sinned and rejected God as we all do.  None of us are perfect and we sin against God all the time.  For me where the story gets amazing is in the fact that God knew that we would reject Him and constantly sin but yet He chose to send His Son Jesus to this earth.  Even more amazing is the fact that He sent Jesus to be born so humbly (in a feeding trough) and to be further humiliated while He walked this earth.  And Jesus willingly came and suffered and bled and died a heinous death on a cross for sins that He did not commit.  Amazing!!!  Do you know that?  Do you believe that?  The story doesn’t stop there but is played out in the pages of Scripture that show that all who believe and call out to God will be saved.  Amazing love.  Amazing grace.  Soak in this beautiful story and meditate on the verses below.

John 3:36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life;  whoever does not obey the Son shall not  see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

Verses About Accepting Jesus

Mark 16:16  Whoever believes and is  baptized  will be saved, but  whoever  does not believe will be condemned.

John 1:12  But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become  children of God,

John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

John 14:2  In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?

Acts 2:12 And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”

Acts 2:38  And Peter said to 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 4:12  And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

Acts 16:31   And they said,  “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Galatians 3:26  for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,  not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

1 John 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Revelation 3:20  Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

The Romans Road Plan of Salvation

There is no more important decision that you will have in all of your life.

There is no more important decision that you will have in all of your life.

The apostle Paul offers some great words that are so clear and concise and present the gospel message in such a powerful way.  Here are some verses that are often called the “Romans Road” to salvation.

Romans 3:23  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Romans 5:1   Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:8  but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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

Romans 10:9  because, 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.

Romans 10:13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

God’s words are so powerful and loving.  Jesus demonstrated these words in such a beautiful way while He walked this earth.  He did not come to judge and rule at that time (he will one day though). He came simply to die to provide a way for eternal life to all who accept and receive Him.  There is no more important decision that you will have in all of your life. Sometimes people come to hear the words of Scripture and they think there must be more to it.  They think that there must be more to accepting Jesus Christ than what Jesus says. Will you accept Jesus today?  Jesus is waiting for you.  Revelation 3:20 says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”  Jesus does not force the door open nor force you to believe in Him.  He stands patiently and knocks.  He is there right now for you if you have not followed Him.  It is so worth it.  Open the door of your heart to him today.

Resources – The Holy Bible, English Standard Version “Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”; YouTube video “Romans Road” by WORDology

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Jack Wellman February 1, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Well said sir. I heard the late Adrian Rogers say these words of wisdom about the Truth. The truth sets you free…or it makes you really made.


Dan Shoop February 2, 2013 at 7:31 am

Rev. 3:20 is in reference to the church at Laodicea.


RoLaAus February 2, 2013 at 3:56 pm

I’m sorry but I don’t understand how Acts 2:12 applies to the topic of this article? I guess you could say I’m perplexed by it 🙂


Robert February 13, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Hi RoLaAus,
See Nicholas’ comment below about this verse. His explanation makes a lot of sense.
Yours in Christ,


Nicholas February 13, 2013 at 12:28 am

I am trying my best to get my step daughter and her husband to ask Christ into their hearts , they need prayer for so many things , I am trying to let them know that first they should be born again , these problems they are having would certainly change for the better . I said to them if what you’re doing isn’t working , and it is certainly not , can’t they see by this they need to make a change . They have become so bad at telling lies , and cheating those that love them , and just stealing in general , I hope they know they may be able to do this to us , but they can-not fool GOD , I wish so much for them to change , and they think that all the family’s tuff-love approach is just being mean to them , some how they find a way to jump from one person to another , and cheat them all over again and it seems we are all competing to win their love , but in the wrong way .


Nicholas February 13, 2013 at 12:39 am

I see that Acts 2:12 is showing the power of GOD , they were amazed that Galileans could be speaking and yet they all could understand them in their own languages , GOD is not prejudice , He sent Jesus to die for the world , all of us Jews or Gentiles , and if we ask Jesus into our hearts we all have the assurance that we will live with him forever in heaven , the New Jerusalem , he has went and prepared this for us even though we are all sinners , we are saved by his grace . I am perplexed or amazed he could love us so much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Robert February 13, 2013 at 7:22 pm

I think you are right about this. We may not understand everything about God’s will and His ways, but we can trust His love and know that He is able to do what He says He will do.
Also, I know people just like those you describe in your comment above. When you’ve said all that you can say to them, the best thing to do now is to pray and trust God.
God bless you…I’ll be praying for your situation.
Yours in Christ,


Nicholas February 13, 2013 at 9:25 pm

thanks so very much , we place it in GOD’s hands ……….


sarah March 4, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Great website and page! Can you please explain the following though. I am not sure what it means when it says that a believer in a house is saved, thus the rest of the family is saved? I believe every person must make a commitment to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Referencing: Acts 16:31 And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

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marklar March 13, 2013 at 5:23 pm

You are correct, in that it everyone has to decide for himself, but if you read a little before and after, i believe they went to the jailers home and offered the blessing to the whole family. Seeing as the father was a good man, the rest of the family was probably open to the offer of the spirit to them also, and they accepted the offer of grace to all, each of his own free will.


Nicholas March 13, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Hind-sight is 20-20 , I heard a preacher saying how some cults , religions are started and what they believe , example a religion that actually believes Jesus to have been the angel Michael , but he said when you read 20 verses ahead , and 20 verses after you get 20-20 vision that such was not so . I surely agree with the comment you have to read and study , and see that certain verses are explained . If you don’t do this you might be thinking that GOD made mistakes when he sent the flood or he told Moses he would destroy all but him and his family , and start over , this inspired Moses to see he love the people even though they had made the golden calf .


Michele Brock October 31, 2014 at 12:39 pm

GREAT ARTICLE! Stumbled upon it looking for something!

Want to share something. My church teaches us that we are not to tell people that they must accept JESUS into their hearts. We’re to tell people that they MUST accept JESUS into their LIFE. CHANGE comes from allowing GOD to change our LIVES so that we become set apart from the ways of the world. Scripture says that although we’re in the world we are not of the world. GOD will be edified and glorified by our walk with HIM which includes us sharing HIS Good News, HIS Word and encouraging others to accept HIM into their life and every aspect of their life. Accepting JESUS into their hearts doesn’t require the change that needs to take place. Besides, GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT dwells within us totally and completely, not just our hearts.

“Ten reasons NOT to ask Jesus into your heart” by Todd Friel. | Defending. Contending.


Jack Wellman October 31, 2014 at 1:17 pm

This way, the Way of the Master, is rock solid biblical evangelism. I taught this at a couple of churches and they had never heard this way. Todd is spot on the mark as to how to share the gosepl by using the Law to soften the heart, humble the sinners, and to see their desparate need for the Savior. I don’t like “accept Jesus” but think we should be concerned if He will accept us! Mrs. Brock, thank you so much. THis is THE way to evangelize on the streets, to family, friends, co-workers and to the church, and as a pastor, I am duty bound to do this at the church where I am the under-shepherd to the Great Shepherd to make certain there are no tares growing next to the wheat.


Tamika September 21, 2017 at 1:58 pm

I have a problem with anxiety and fear. I try my best not to accept it but sometimes it breaks me down to which, I’m not enthused on my everyday activities. I have read a verse in the bible about being anxious but it’s not working on me yet. I love the Lord I will be more than happy when he heals me one day. Thanks for reading.


Jack Wellman September 21, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Hello Tamika. I am praying for you but for now, please read this, called, How to Rest in God at:


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