The Plan of Salvation
Everyone needs salvation. “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil 2:12).
According to the Word of God there but one path to salvation. “Salvation is found in noone else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must besaved” (Acts 4:12). The name of course is Jesus. He alone is the source of salvation.
We are forgiven our sins by our own confession. Scripture tells us “If we confess oursins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from allunrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9).
Sinfulness is the choice between eternal life or death. “For the wages of sin is death, butthe gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). Then when lusthath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin when it is finished, bringeth forth death”(James 1:15). Jesus died that man might be saved from this penalty of sin.
The path to salvation begin with faith. “So, then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing bythe word of God” (Romans 10:17). “But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thymouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shaltconfess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in thine heart that God hath raisedhim from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth untorighteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:8-10).
- a. Study God’s word (2 Ti 2:14-16, 2 Ti 3:16-17)
- b. Pray at all times (1 Thess 5:17)
- c. Fellowship with other Christians (He 10:25, Ps 122:1)
- d. Be a witness for Christ (Acts 1:8, Jn 15:6)
- e. Be obedient to God (Jn 14:15, Ja 1:22, Phil 2:12)