Salvation

God's Simple Plan of Salvation

You know, the old saying is true, "It's not what you know, but who you know. "When you truly know God and become a part of His family, you are securely joined with the true source of love and joy. God loves you and wants to share His riches and blessings with you. The best part is that God will keep His family with Him forever!

Sadly, those who are not in God's family have no hope past this life. The worst thing is that this hopelessness will also last forever. My friend, I am asking you the most important question of your life: Are you saved? It is not a question of how good you are, or if you are a church member, but are you saved? Are you sure you will go to Heaven when you die?

In John 3:7, God says in order to go to Heaven, you must be born again. In the Bible, God gives us the plan of how to be born again which means to be saved. His plan is simple! You can be saved today. How? First, you must realize you are a sinner. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). Because you are a sinner, you are condemned to die. "For the wages [payment] of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). This includes eternal separation from God in Hell. "... it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27).

But God loved you so much he gave his only begotten Son, Jesus, to bear your sin and die in your place. "For he hath made him (Jesus, who knew no sin) to be sin for us ... that we might be made the righteousness of God in him" (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus had to shed his blood and die, because, without shedding of blood is no remission [pardon]" of sin. (Hebrews 9:22). "But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).

Although we cannot understand how, God said my sins and your sins were laid upon Jesus and he died in our place. He became our substitute. My friend, "God ... now commands all men everywhere to repent" (Acts 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 powerfully assures that the believer can claim everlasting life when they receive Jesus as Savior. "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name" (John 1:12). "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13).

God's simple plan of salvation is: You are a sinner. Therefore, unless you believe on Jesus who died in your place, you will spend eternity in Hell. If you believe on him as your crucified, buried, and risen Savior, you receive forgiveness for all of your sins and his gift of eternal salvation by faith. You say, "Surely, it cannot be that simple." Yes, that simple! It is scriptural. It is God's plan. My friend, believe on Jesus and receive him as Savior today.