God's Plan of Salvation
Every person is a sinner and in need of salvation from sin that can only be given by Jesus Christ. Rom 3:10 As it is written, "There is none righteous, no, not one" : (KJV)
We must all realize that we are sinners. Rom 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" ; (KJV)
Sin entered into the world Through Adam (the first man) and all men since then are sinners. Rom 5:12 "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned" : (KJV)
Because we are sinners we deserve eternal death, but because Christ Died on the Cross for our sins, was buried in a grave and rose in three days having power over death we can be saved, it is his free gift to us because of his love for us.
There is no other way to salvation. Rom 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (KJV)
If we believe in our heart God has raised Christ from the dead and we are willing to confess him with our mouth then he will save us from what we deserve and give us his reward that is salvation and eternal life with him in heaven. Rom 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. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (KJV) Rom 10:13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (KJV)
Surely, you realize you are a sinner. Right now, wherever you are, repenting, lift your heart to God in prayer. In Luke 18:13, a sinner prayed: "God be merciful to me a sinner." Just pray:
Oh, LORD, I know I am a sinner.
I believe Jesus was my substitute when He died on the Cross.
I believe His shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection were for me.
I now receive Him as my Savior.
I thank You for the forgiveness of my sins,
the gift of salvation and everlasting life,
because of Your merciful grace.
Just take God at His word and claim His salvation by faith. Believe, and you will be saved. No church, no lodge, no good works can save you. Remember, God does the saving. All of it!
God's simple plan of salvation is: You are a sinner. Therefore, unless you believe on Jesus Who died in your place, you will spend eternity in Hell. If you believe on Him as your crucified, buried, and risen Savior, you receive forgiveness for all of your sins and His gift of eternal salvation by faith.
God's power will save you, keep you saved, and enable you to live a victorious Christian life, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." (1 Corinthians 10:13).
After you are saved, there are three things to practice daily for spiritual growth:
1. Pray - you talk to God.
2. Read your Bible - God talks to you.
3. Witness - you talk for God.
You should be baptized in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ as a public testimony of your salvation, and then unite with a Bible-believing church without delay. "Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord..." 2 Timothy 1:8
"Whosoever therefore shall confess [testify of] Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven" (Matthew 10:32).