What Must I Do To Be Saved?
And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway. And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house. (Acts:16:27-34)
Paul and the disciples responded to the “keeper of the prison” in very clear and simple terms: “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.” They then no doubt expounded from the “Word of the Lord” who Jesus was and what He had accomplished in order for the prison keeper to be saved. The result: he “rejoiced, believing in God with all his house [who also believed].” That is the Gospel, which is available to whosoever will believe it and accept it.
T. A. McMahon