The Plan of Salvation
We want to share with you how you can be saved and know you are going to Heaven. This is the most important decision you will ever make.
Jesus said to Nicodemus in John 3:3, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
God tells us in the book of Romans, (and throughout the Bible) that there are four things a person needs to know to be saved.
The Four Things:
- All have sinned, and are separated from God. That means if you consider yourself a "good" person before God, you aren't ready to be saved. Every one of us has broken at least one of God's ten commandments. Therefore, we are all sinners.
Romans 3:10, "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one."
Romans 3:23, "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."
Isaiah 64:6, "But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags."
- The price for sin is death and hell. The consequence of our sin is eternal separation from a righteous and holy God.
Romans 6:23a, "For the wages of sin is death."
Revelation 21:8, "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
- The good news is: Jesus paid the sin debt for all who will place the trust in Him as Savior. Notice in Revelation 21:8 above it refers to the unbelieving. The greatest sin of all is rejecting Christ, the blameless, Lamb of God Who suffered on a cross to pay our sin debt that we could not pay.
Romans 6:23, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Romans 5:8-10, "But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life."
- Call upon the name of the Lord to be saved. Do you see yourself as a sinner? Do you understand how a sinless One could take the place of the one (you and me) condemned because of our guilt? Are you willing to make Jesus the Lord (boss) of your life, and do you desire to live for Him? That doesn't mean you have to be perfect now, but it does mean you have to be willing to do what He tells you. It is the most important and wonderful decision you can make.
Romans 10:9-10, "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 10:13, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Ephesians 2:8-9, "For 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."
Since Jesus is willing to take you right now, just as you are, and forgive you your sins and come into your heart to save you, would you be willing to bow your head right now, and ask Jesus to be the Lord and Savior of your life? Only then will you find true peace, true completeness, true hope, true joy.
Pray something like this: Dear Jesus, I confess I am a sinner deserving death and hell. I believe You rose from the dead on the third day and that the sacrifice You made with Your own blood on the cross was the only acceptable payment for my sin. Please come into my heart, and be my Lord and Savior from this day forward. Lead, guide, and direct my steps daily. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.
The words you say do not save, Jesus does. Put your faith in him. Then get yourself a Bible and read the book of John. If you have trusted Christ as your personal Lord and Savior as a result of reading this, please contact us and let us know.
"All my life long I had panted
For a draught, from some clear spring,
That I hope would quench the burning
Of the thirst I felt within.
Hallelujah! I have found Him
Whom my soul so long has craved!
Jesus satisfies my longings
Thru His blood I now am saved."
From the song, Satisfied, by Clara Tear Williams.