Tuesday, April 21, 2009

God's Plan For Salvation

The Bible tells us there is only one way to Heaven
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
John 14:6 (New King James Version)

Trust Jesus Christ today!
Here's what you must do:

1. Admit you are a sinner.

1 John 1:10 (New Living Translation)
10 If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts.

Romans 3:23 (New Living Translation)
23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.

2. Repent - Ask for forgiveness of your sins. (Be willing to turn from sin)

Luke 13:5 (New Living Translation)
5 No, and I tell you again that unless you repent, you will perish, too.”

Acts 17:30 (New Living Translation)
30 “God overlooked people’s ignorance about these things in earlier times, but now he commands everyone everywhere to repent of their sins and turn to him.

3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried, and rose from the dead.

John 3:16 (New Living Translation)
16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 10:9 (New Living Translation)
9 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. 11 As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.”

4. Through prayer, invite Jesus into your life to become your personal Saviour.

Romans 10:10 (New Living Translation)
10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.

Romans 10:13 (New Living Translation)
13 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Once you have received Jesus Christ as your Saviour, as a Christian you should:

1. Read your Bible every day to get to know Christ better.

2 Timothy 2:15 (New Living Translation)
15 Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.

2. Be baptized, worship, fellowship, and serve with other Christians in a church where Christ is preached and the Bible is the final authority.

Hebrews 10:25 (New Living Translation)
25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

2 Timothy 3:16 (New Living Translation)
16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

3. Talk to God in prayer every day.

Matthew 21:22 (New Living Translation)
22 You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.”

Philippians 4:6 (New Living Translation)
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

4. Tell others about Christ.

Mark 16:15 (New Living Translation)
15 And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.

Romans 1:16 (New Living Translation)
16 For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.

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