Have you been saved?
God's Plan of Salvation:
Are you sure you're going to Heaven when you die?
John 3:5 reads, Jesus answered, "I tell
you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is
born of water and the Spirit.  Flesh gives birth to flesh,
but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.  You should not be
surprised at my saying, ..You must be born again.'
In the Bible God provides us with his plan of salvation (to
be born again). His plan is simple. You can be saved
today, please read on.
First you must realize you 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 of sin is death, but the
gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 6:23 This death includes eternal separation from God.
But God loves you and has a plan of salvation
"For God so loved the world that he gave
his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not
perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
So all you have to do is believe in Jesus?
God made him who had no sin to be sin for
us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:21
What did Jesus have to do so that I could be saved?
Jesus had to shed His blood and die. For
the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to
you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the
blood that makes atonement for one's life. (Leviticus 17:11) In
fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with
blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
(Hebrews 9:27) But God demonstrates his
own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ
died for us. (Romans 5:8) Although we may not understand
how, God said my sins and your sins were laid upon Jesus and he
died in our place.
What must I do to be saved?
This is the same question the Philippian jailer asked Paul and
Silas and "They replied Believe in the
Lord Jesus, and you will be saved..." (Acts 16:31) You
must understand that, "In the past God
overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people
everywhere to repent." (Romans 17:30) This repentance is
a change of mind that agrees with God that one is a sinner, and
also agrees with what Jesus did for us on the cross.
Simply believe on Him as the one who bore your sin, died in
your place, was buried, and whom God resurrected. His
resurrection assures that the believer can claim everlasting
life when Jesus is received as Lord and Savior. for, "Everyone
who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." (Romans
10:13) The everyone includes you! God's promise is that you will
be saved, not maybe, not as long as, but will be saved.
So, if you realize your a sinner, then right now, wherever your
sitting, lift your heart to God in prayer and repent. If you
like follow this simple prayer:
I know that I'm a sinner. I believe Jesus was my substitute
when he died on the cross. I believe his shed blood, death,
burial, and resurrection were for me. I now receive him as my
Savior. I thank you for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of
salvation and everlasting life, because of your merciful grace.
Just take God at his word and claim his salvation by faith.
Believe and you will be saved. No church membership, ceremonial
acts, or good works can save you. God alone does all the saving.
"Thanks be to God for his indescribable
gift!" (2 Corinthians 9:15)
If you're not sure about what you've just read, read it again,
ask God to help you understand, send me an email or leave me a
voice message, but don't delay. Your soul is worth more than all
the world. "What good is it for a man to
gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? (Mark 8:36)
Once you are saved, there are three things you should begin to
practice daily for spiritual growth: Pray, Read your Bible, and
find a good Bible-believing church home.