Plan of Salvation
we have all sinned
Romans 3:23 - "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
No one is good enough to make it to heaven on their own, no matter how much good we do, we still fall short of the perfection of God.
there is a punishment for sin
Romans 6:23 - "For the wages of sin is death;"
Revelation 21:8 - "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. "
The payment for our sin is being cast into the lake of fire, which is also known as hell.
there is hope
Romans 5:8 - "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
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."
On the cross, Jesus Christ died for our sins. He took all of our sin upon himself so we could be saved from an eternity in hell.
jesus did it all
Acts 16:30-31 - "Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."
Ephesians 2:8-9 - "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast."
Jesus did all the work to get us saved, no good works, or bad deeds, could ever make you lose your salvation. It is a free gift from God, who paid for it completely. All you have to do is believe.
Just Believe and call
Romans 10:9 - "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."
Romans 10:13 - "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
If we confess with our mouth, and believe in our heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, then we ourselves are saved from an eternity of hell, and we will go to heaven when we die.
Repeat this prayer - "Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I know that hell is the penalty for my sin. But I believe that you died on the cross, and rose from death to pay the penalty for my sin. Please save my soul and take me to heaven when I die. I am trusting only in you Jesus, Amen.
Revelation 21:1 - "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away.”
Revelation 22:14-15 - "Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.”
There will be a new heaven and a new earth, and as a saved Christian you will be on it, no matter what you do in this present world. However, if you desire to enter into the kingdom of God and have right to the tree of life and God himself, then you must keep his commandments.