Plan of Salvation
Realize that God loves you
“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
All men are sinners and are separated from God
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
God made man in His own image. He gave man the ability to choose right from wrong. We choose to sin. Our sins keep us from God.
God’s Word also says that sin must be paid for
“For the wages of sin is death….” Romans 6:23
Wages means payment. The payment of our sin is death and hell, separation from God forever. If we continue in our sin, we shall die without Christ and be without God forever.
The good news is that Christ paid for our sins
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
All of our sins were laid on Christ on the cross. He paid our sin debt for us.
We must personally repent and receive Christ by faith
“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.” Romans 10:9, 10
“Repent” means to be sorrowful for one’s sins and ask God’s forgiveness. True repentance is necessary for salvation.
When you truly repent and receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, the Holy Spirit comes to dwell within you and you become a new person in HIM!
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” II Corinthians 5:17