God's Plan Of Salvation
God's free gift to you!
Have you ever received the Lord Jesus Christ into your life? You may ask, “Why do I need to ask Jesus to be my Savior?”
This is the most important question of your life -- your soul is at stake. What value do you put on your soul? The Bible
says, "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" Mark 8:36
Lets see what else the Bible, God’s Word, says about this!
You Must Realize That God Loves You
God loves you and has a plan for your life. "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. No matter what you have done in
your past, God still loves you.
The Bible Says That All Men Are Sinners.
Notice the word "all." No matter how hard you try not to sin, you still fail, just like everyone else. It is our sins that
separate us from God. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23. God made man in His
own image but He gave us free will. He gave us the ability to choose right from wrong. Unfortunately, we continue to
do the things God calls sin, and because of this, it is our sins that keep us from God.
Most people think, "I'm a better person than most of the people in the world." It doesn't matter because no matter how
good you think you are living your life, you will always, “come short of the glory of God.” We can never come close to
the "glory of God" on our own.
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 in a place the Bible calls Hell.
The sad part is that in order to go to Hell after you die, you don’t have to do anything because going to Hell (Bible calls
this the second death) is the natural consequence of sin whether we like it or not. “…but he that believeth not is
condemned already…” John 3:18. But if we decide otherwise we don’t have to pay this debt because … The Good News
Is That Christ Paid For Our Sins
All of our sins were laid on Christ while He was on the cross. He paid our sin debt for us -- a debt we could never pay.
The Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and arose from the dead on the third day. He is alive forevermore.
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8. God
loves us so much that He sent His Son Jesus to earth, to be born of a virgin, to live the sinless life you and I could never
live, and pay the price for sin once and for all. As Jesus was on the cross, He willingly took my sins and your sins and
He died in our place. He became our substitute! Therefore, salvation can only come from Jesus Christ. The Bible also
says about Jesus, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men,
whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12.
You may be thinking, "How do I receive this salvation from God?" It starts with repentance. What does repent mean?
Repent means to change your mind about something, or turn away. Repenting of sin is turning away from sin and
turning to God. When we repent of sin, we don’t feel the same about it as we used to. When you are following Jesus,
sin makes you uncomfortable and it bothers you when you have sin in your life. Living a lifestyle of repentance means
that we repent, or turn away day by day from the things that God (through the Holy Spirit or His word) shows us are
wrong. The Bible says the following about Repentance: Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped
out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. Acts 3:19 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for
the kingdom of heaven is near.” Matthew 4:17 Then Jesus began to denounce the cities in which most of his miracles
had been performed, because they did not repent. Matthew 11:20 They went out and preached that people should
you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15:10 Peter replied,
“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will
receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38
We Must Personally Accept This Gift From Jesus By Faith!
Romans 6:23 would be a sad Bible verse if it stopped where we did above. It says, "For the wages of sin is death, but
the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." It is a free gift from God -- all you have to do is accept it!
The Bible says, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13. It also 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
says, "whosoever" -- no one is excluded and that includes you! Yes, that evens means you -- if you desire it. Also, God
promises that you “shalt be saved,” not "may be saved." It is a guarantee from God!
You Must Come To Christ in Repentance And Receive Christ As Your Saviour
All you have to do to accept this free gift from God is to repent of your sin and ask for salvation. Just say a prayer
something like this: “Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. If I died today, I would not go to heaven because of my sins.
Forgive my sins, come into my life, and be my Savior. I know You were born of a virgin, lived the sinless life I could
never live, died on the cross for my sins, and rose again to life on the third day. Help me live for you from this day
forward. Thank you God for this free gift of salvation! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
You Can Now Begin Your New Life
Everlasting life begins when we receive Christ as our Savior. You are now what the Bible calls “Born Again.” You have
forever removed that burden of sin and can now live for Jesus Christ.
Do not trust your feelings -- they will always change. You can now stand on the promises of God. Remember, God can
not lie! If you sincerely prayed and asked Jesus to save you from your sins, you can be sure you will spend eternity in
heaven because you have His Word on it!