Salvation Plan

How can you live like you know you are going to heaven?

The question is, “Are you saved?”

It is not a question of how good you are, or if you are a church member.  The question is, “Are you sure you will go to Heaven when you die?”

God says in order to go to Heaven, you must be born again. In John 3:7, Jesus said to Nicodemus, “You must be born again.” In the Bible God gives us the plan of how to be born again which means to be saved. His plan is simple!

You can be saved today. How?

First, you must realize you are a sinner. “For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23). Because you are a sinner, you are condemned to death. “For the wages [payment] of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23). This includes eternal separation from God in a place called Hell.

The good news is God loved you so much He gave His one & only Son, Jesus, to bear your sin and die in your place. “…He has made Him [Jesus, Who knew no sin] to be sin for us…that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Jesus had to shed His blood and die to pay our sin debt. “For the life of the flesh is in the blood,” (Leviticus 17:11). And Hebrews 9:22 says that, …without shedding of blood is no remission [pardon].” Romans 6:23 goes on to tell us, “…but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.”

In Romans 10:9 we see exactly what’s required for salvation: “That if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Simply believe on Him as the one who bore your sin, died in your place, was buried, and resurrected.

The power of Jesus’ resurrection assures us that we can claim everlasting life when He is received as personal Savior. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

God’s plan of salvation is as simple as A-B-C:

A = Admit you’re a sinner who needs to be saved

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

B = Believe that Jesus died for you and rose again Romans 10:9: “That if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

C = Commit to accepting Christ as Savior and Lord Romans 10:10, 13: “For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation…for whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

John 3:16-17: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

Would you be willing to pray this prayer with a committed heart of faith, trusting and believing what the Bible says about Jesus and His love for you?

“Oh God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Jesus was my substitute when He died on the Cross. I believe His shed blood, His death, His burial, and His resurrection were all for me. I now receive Him as my personal Savior. I thank You for forgiving me of my sins, and for the gifts of salvation and everlasting life. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.”

If you prayed this prayer, will you please let me know so I can pray for you?

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Praying you live like you know where you are going,

Bonnie

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