God's Plan of Salvation
If you have not received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, please do not put off today this Great Gift from God. Can you say that you're 100% sure of where you will spend eternity? You can know beyond a shadow of a doubt. These simple facts and steps below can give you a peace beyond all understanding, and 100% assurance of where you will spend eternity. God has a wonderful plan for your life. God wants to forgive your sin and prepare a place in heaven for you. You must pray the prayer of repentance and invite Him into your life before He can begin. Will you let Him begin?
WHY WE NEED TO BE SAVED: __1. The Bible says we are all sinners: Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God". Romans 5:12 "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned." __2. There is a Wage (penalty) for sin! Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Hebrews 9:27 "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment." Sin is in the world and as the scripture says we all have a sin problem. Sin is against God and is harmful to others. Sin will have to be judged! But God has a plan to save people from their sin problem! GOD LOVES US! __3. Because God Loves Us. John 3:16 "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." __4. Christ died on the Cross for our sins! Romans 5:8 "But God commendeth (demonstrates) His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." It doesn't matter what you have done, how bad you think you have been, or that you think no one could love someone like yourself, God does love you so much, that he gave His Only Son, to die for your sins that you might have eternal life, a home in Heaven, joy unspeakable and a life worth living!
HOW TO ACCEPT GOD'S FREE GIFT: __5. We must receive Christ personally into our life to receive this free gift of salvation! Romans 10:9-10 "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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." Romans 10:13 "For whosever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Salvation is a free gift from God and cannot be obtained by any other means. You can't work your way to Heaven; You can't buy your way into Heaven; There is nothing you can do on your own, or by any way or deeds, will get you into Heaven; Considering yourself a good person will not make you worthy of Heaven. You can not pray to another human being to receive salvation. Your prayer must be to directly to God.
It is a gift that each one of us must receive by our faith or trust in Jesus Christ! The Bible says in: Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God: Not of works lest any man should boast." Titus 3:5-7 "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost (Spirit); Which he hath shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life." The Jailer at Philippi asked Paul and Silas about salvation in Acts 16:30-31 "And brought them out, and said, Sirs what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved, and thy house." To receive this free gift of salvation is as simple as bowing your head right now, right where you are and asking for God's Gift Of Salvation. This is serious business with God. He knows if you really trust Him. Just in faith pray to God as in this sample prayer:
DEAR LORD, I know that I am a sinner, I believe Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for my sins, was buried and rose from the grave. I agree with you God that I am a sinner and ask you now Lord Jesus to come into my life, and take away my sins, and save my soul. Change my heart and life to be what you want me to be! I thank you Lord for the forgiveness of my sins, your gift of salvation and everlasting life, because I trust you. In Jesus name, a-men.
Just take God at his word, and claim His salvation by faith. trust in Jesus Christ and you will be saved. God's power will save you, and keep you saved, and help you live a victorious Christian life.
THE END RESULT: This is the best decision in your life that you will ever make. God will be with you every day, walking beside you, he will be your guide, counselor and your best friend. If you have made a decision for Christ, let us know, we would like to rejoice with you and send you some helpful material. "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him" I Corinthians 2:9.
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WHEN YOU BECOME A NEW CHRISTIAN: Now that you have this new found faith in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, there are some steps that you should take to grow in your Christian life:
1. Begin by prayerfully reading your Bible - Its not how much you read but by reading and applying the precious Word of God to your life on a daily basis. "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby" (I Peter 2:2) "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." (Psalms 119:105) "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" (2 Timothy 3:16) God wants to speak to you through His word. We must take the time to let Him.
2. Talk to God in Prayer - Prayer is our life line. To stay connected to God's power source we MUST pray. Pray for guidance, be thankful to God and pray for others. "Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving" (Colossians 4:2) "Be careful for nothing (Do not worry); but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." (Philippians 4:6) "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints" (Ephesians 6:18) "Pray without ceasing" (I Timothy 2:8)
3. Join a Bible preaching church and be Baptized in faith by Immersion. - We must have fellowship with other Christians in a Church where Jesus Christ is preached, and the Bible is the final authority. Church is God's idea and not just a idea from man (see below). Church is a assembly of believers where we can grow in our faith of God and build one another up. "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost (spirit):" (Matthew 28:19) Baptism is done by the new believer because they have trusted Christ and want to be obedient to Him. "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another,and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching" "(Hebrews 10:25) ("Day approaching" is the day of the return of Christ)