God's Plan of Salvation
Becoming a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ is the most important decision you can make. This decision does not only "determines" where you will spend eternity, but it will determine every aspect of your life…
All People Have Sinned
The Price of Sin Is High!
The person who lives without God in this life will pay the awful price of an eternity separated from God. The Bible calls this place of separation the lake of fire.
Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:14-15
The Lake of fire was never meant to be the eternal home of mankind, but God could not allow unsaved people (rebellious unbelievers) to enter into heaven. Heaven is the eternal dwelling place of all the people who gotten saved through faith in Jesus Christ the Son of the living God. It is a place where God lives in perfect harmony with His people.
And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”Revelation 21:3-4
The Bible says, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8).
Because of the righteousness of God, man must pay the penalty for sin which is an eternal spiritual death , or someone who is Without sin and acceptable to God must pay the penalty. Jesus Christ is the only one who was and is without sin. For He is God who Became one of us, so He can die for all of us who believe. The death of Jesus Christ is the greatest demonstration of the love of God for sinners. It is a great love for someone to die in place of a loved one. But Jesus Christ died for us while we were yet sinners.
Repent, Turn Toward God, and Have Your Sins Completely Forgiven (Taken Away).
The Bible says, "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;" (Acts 3:19).
The word repent means to turn around and go in a different direction. It means a change of mind and life toward God. If you are willing to turn to God, then God will restore you to childhood purity. Jesus described this experience as the "new birth." Your part is to confess your sins, and God's part is to forgive and restore you.
By Grace You Receive God's Free Gift (Eternal Life) Through Faith Which is Also from God.
The Bible says, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God." (Ephesians 2:8).
The word grace refers to the kindness and love of God in His willingness to forgive and save. Faith means to trust to a point of commitment. You cannot just believe in God. You must be willing to give your life to God's teachings and God's will. Salvation is God's gift if you will receive it with a commitment to turn and follow Jesus the Christ.
Confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Believe That He Was Raised from the Dead by God.
The Bible says, "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." (Romans 10:9).
The word confess means to acknowledge to God that Jesus is the Savior and Lord, to believe with all your heart that Jesus died on the cross for you and came out of the grave, and to believe that He is alive and will change your life as you follow and obey His teachings.
Pray to the Lord and Be Saved:
Faith in Jesus Christ makes the difference between Eternal life or Eternal death.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16.
God does not call the the "self-righteous", He calls sinners to come to Him and be saved.
The Bible says, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."Romans 10:13. Whoever means anyone can ask God for the forgiveness of all their sins and turn from it and follow Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.
If you will admit your need for Jesus Christ and ask Him to give you Eternal Life, you can be sure of Heaven today by praying a simple prayer like this:“Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I know that You are the Son of God and that You died to pay for all of my sins. I believe that You rose from the dead, proving You are the Lord and Savior. Right now, in the best way I know how, I ask You to come into my heart to be my Lord and Savior. Thank You Lord Jesus Christ for dying on the cross for me. Fill me NOW with the power of the Holy Spirit and help me to live for You. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.”
If you prayed this prayer to receive Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, would you e-mail me and tell me? I care about you.
This prayer of faith starts you on the greatest journey one can ever make.
Now that you are born again (saved), you have become a child of God and God has become your heavenly Father. Seek Him every day through prayer and bible studies and join other bible believing Christians which are now your new heavenly family.