God´s plan of Salvation
God promises forgiveness and eternal life to anyone who ask. Jesus Christ, through his death on the cross and resurrection three days later, has already paid the price for our sin.
- Through sin, humans have separated themselves from God.
We would like to think that we are basically good, but we are deceiving ourselves if we claim that we have no sin.
1 John 1:8 -9 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
- Jesus came to help people who have sinned.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”
- A personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the only way back to God.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
- Forgiveness, or salvation cannot be earned, rather it is a gift offered to everyone.
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men
- To be forgiven, we must admit we´re going the wrong way.
We must ask God to forgive our sins, and choose to turn to God´s way.
Acts 20:21 “testifying to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Jesus died on the cross to provide salvation.
Jesus´death and resurrection provided the only way to restore our relationship with God. To receive salvation and eternal life, we must trust in Jesus´sacrifice for our sins and confess him as Lord.
Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
- Salvation through Jesus restores our relationship with God.
When we ask Jesus to be our personal savior, we receive the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit lives within the believer, gives power to live a Christian life and provides strength to withstand trials and temptations.
God has done everything necessary to provide salvation for us to receive eternal life, all we have to do is accept in faith what God has already done for us through Jesus.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
- We don´t have to straighten out our lives before accepting Christ.
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Receiving Christ involves turning to God from self (repentance) and trusting Christ to come into our lives to forgive our sins and to make us what He wants us to be.
- Would you like to accept Christ in your life?
You can receive Christ right now by faith through prayer.
Prayer is talking to God. God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart. The following is a suggested prayer:
“Lord Jesus, I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.”
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Scripture quotations is from the NKJ version of the Bible