The Plan Of Salvation
The Bible says in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”. That is why we have to come to Jesus. There is no other way to get to God. Acts 4:12, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
Jesus said in John 6:44, “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” God draws you to him to be saved. If you yield to him, he will forgive you and make you a new creature in Christ Jesus. Read 2 Corinthians 5:17. That is how you can live for God after you come to the altar. Read Romans 6:6. God truly has made a change in your heart. You will receive strength by seeking God with much prayer and reading the Word of God. He will lead you to seek Him for the power of the Holy Ghost according to Acts chapters 1 and 2.
Colossians 1:23, “If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature…” We must continue in Jesus and be strong against the devil. It is possible to backslide, but the BABY Christian (newly saved) is allowed by God a space to grow in grace.
If you are a sinner, when you die you go to hell. Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” The provision has been made for us to escape going to hell. Romans 10:9-10 tells us what to do. “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Confess your sins to Jesus. Ask Him to forgive you and don’t give up until you feel a change. You may worry about “living it:, but Jesus is able to help us overcome every problem. 1 John 2:1, “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”
Backsliders, here is a verse for you: Malachi 3:7, “..Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts..”.
“I’VE BEEN TOO BAD, GOD CAN’T FORGIVE ME!” Have you ever heard or said this? Read Luke 7:41-43. In Luke 7:47 the same principle is brought out. “Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.”
What a loving God! Micah 7:19, “He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”
We believe Jesus for salvation through forgiveness of sins and for our healing. Jesus made atonement for us on the Cross, paying for our salvation AND our healing. Psalms 103:2-3, “Bless the Lord, O my soul; and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;”
How do you keep from having to ask for forgiveness every day? Keep from sinning every day. Isaiah 1:16, “Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil“. Grow in grace. Remember you can go to Jesus, our advocate to the Father, when you slip, but go to him immediately and determine by God’s help you won’t slip again. James 4:7, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Thank God for forgiveness and serve him with joy. Your daily problems will not automatically go away just because you got saved, but Jesus is there to help you. If you are saved when you die, you will go to be with Jesus.
Luke 9:23, “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” After you come to Jesus, you must follow him. Sometimes this means persecution. Unsaved friends and loved ones don’t understand what has happened. Hold your ground and ask God to help you to win them over to the joy and peace you have found! Feel weak? 2 Corinthians 12:9, “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
You may be new in Christ but you don’t have to swallow every thing you hear. God is able to keep you from being deceived by lies and false doctrines, IF you will study God’s Word. Read the King James Version Bible. The devil never did like you and he likes you much less now that you are a child of God. Expect some battles, but know that what you get from God is worth keeping and fighting for! Faith keeps you going. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17. You need to go to a church that will teach all the Bible in its truth. Why is this necessary? Hebrews 10:25, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is: but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
1 Corinthians 10:13, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” If you need help in staying saved, pray and seek God, read God’s Word, and you can write us at the address given or e-mail us from the bottom of this page. Please let us know if we can pray with you or help you in any way.