Plan of Salvation

 

     Jesus said to His disciples “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by me” (John 14:6). Notice, Jesus did not leave this statement open-ended. He closed it. There is no other way to receive eternal life.

     According to Ephesians 2:8-9, good works will not save you. Scripture reads, “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

 

Admit you are a sinner

     “For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

     “Therefore, as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin; and so death spread to all men, for all have sinned” (Romans 5:12).

     “If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us” (John 1:10).

 

Be willing to turn from sin

     “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

     “No, I tell you; but, unless you repent, you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:5).

     “The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now He commands all people everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30).

 

Believe that Jesus Christ died for 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).

     “But God showed his love to us, in that, while we were still sinners. Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

 

Believe that Jesus Christ was buried

     “Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs. At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid” (John 19:40-41).

 

Believe that Jesus Christ arose from the dead

     “Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).

 

You can be saved

     “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).

“But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:31).

 

Confess Jesus before men

     “And he said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation’” (Mark 16:15).

     “But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15).

     “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ” (Romans 10:17).

 

If you can accept all of this, Christ will live within you and you within Him.

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