God’s Plan of Salvation: The Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ

  1. You must accept that you are a sinner.

    Romans 3:23

    “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”

    Romans 3:10

    “As it is written, There is none righteous, no not one.”

    In God’s eyes, though He loves us, we have all failed to qualify as children and citizens of the eternal Kingdom of God. No one is perfect. No one is prepared for the close relationship we would have with God Himself in that kingdom.

  2. You must accept that as a sinner you owe a penalty.

    Romans 6:23

    “For the wages of sin is death....”

    Ezekiel 18:4b

    “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.”

    This death is described in the Bible as the second death, the lake of fire.

    Revelation 20:14-15

    “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.”

    “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

    If we pay what we owe as sinners, we must spend eternity in the lake of fire.

  3. You must accept that Jesus Christ has already paid your sin debt.

    Romans 5:6

    “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”

    Hebrews 2:9b

    “...that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.”

    Christ was not a sinner, and the Bible teaches that God took all of our sin and placed it on Christ. While Christ was bearing all of our sins in His own body, God punished Him in our place to pay the debt we owe. This is not something God promised to do. It is something God has already done.

    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.”

    II Corinthians 5:21

    “He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”

    It is a fact, Jesus Christ has already paid your sin debt.

  4. You must accept by faith what Jesus Christ did for you.

    Ninety times in the Gospel of John the Bible says “Believe.”

    John 3:36

    “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”

    In this verse, Jesus divides the world into two groups: those who are believing and those who are not believing on the Son. Those who believe have everlasting life, and those who believe not shall not see life.

    The word “believe” means to trust, to depend on, to rely on. To believe on the Lord Jesus Christ means:

    • You accept the fact that you are a sinner and as a sinner you owe sin’s penalty- eternal separation from God in the Lake of fire which is called the Second Death.
    • You believe that God sent His only begotten Son to die on the cross to pay for your sins.
    • You believe that Jesus Christ was buried and three days later, God raised Him from the dead as the Scriptures say and that Christ is alive- seated at the right hand of the Father making intercession for those who have trusted Him.
    • It also means that you will completely trust Christ to get you to Heaven – that you will put the matter of your salvation solely in His hands and depend on Him for everlasting life.

    Now the moment you do this, God promises you are not condemned but have everlasting life and that you shall never perish.

    John 5:24

    “Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth my word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”

    If you desire to trust Jesus Christ as your Personal Saviour, pray now to receive Him. Many may not know how to pray and ask God to forgive their sins and take them to Heaven when they die. Thus, I have provided you here with an example. Remember, it is not these words that save you, but your faith and trust in the Gospel.

    Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I deserve to pay my own sin debt, but I do believe that you died, was buried and rose again for me to pay the debt that I owe. Today, the best I know how, I trust You as my Savior. I will depend on You from this moment on for my salvation. Now help me to live for You and to be a good Christian. Amen!

    If you trusted Christ as your Saviour, I would like to know. Please send me a quick note at: . I would love to hear from you and be able to pray for your new life in Christ.