In Acts 16:30 the Philippian jailer asked, “What must I do to be saved?”
William MacDonald wrote the following comment in his commentary:
“This question must precede every genuine case of conversion. A man must know he is lost before he can be saved. It is premature to tell a man how to be saved until first he can say from his heart, I truly deserve to go to hell…Many people today seem to have difficulty knowing what it means to believe. However, when a sinner realizes he is lost, helpless, hopeless, hell-bound, and when he is told to believe on Christ as Lord and Savior, he knows exactly what it means. It is the only thing left that he can do!” (MacDonald, W & Farstad, A. Believer’s Bible Commentary: Thomas Nelson or Logos)
Do you have hope without Jesus? You’re hopeless, then.
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…” – Acts 16:31