Plan of Salvation

If you were to die, would you go to heaven?

Did you know that ...

God loves you and wants you to live with him in heaven?

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.”

I John 5:11 -“And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this is life is in his Son.”

The Bible teaches us that we are all sinners? Have you ever said, done or thought anything wrong?

Romans 3:10 - “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:”
 
Romans 3:23 -“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
 
Galatians 3:22 -“But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, ...”

Rejecting God's plan of eternal salvation will keep you out of heaven!

Romans 6:23 - “For the wages of sin is death; ...”

James 1:15 -“... and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”

John 5:40 -“And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.”

John 3:18 -“He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

Being honest, truthful, kind, compassionate, loving, generous, unselfish, trying to keep the Ten Commandments and even going to church will not get you into heaven?

Proverbs 14:12 - “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

Isaiah 64:6 - “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniguities, like the wind, have taken us away.”

James 2:10 - “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”

You, like everyone else, will all have to face a judgment day?

Hebrews 9:27 - “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”
 
Revelation 20:12 -“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened ...”

God loves you and has made a way to heaven through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ?

Romans 5:8 - “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
 
Revelation 20:12 - “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened ...”
 
Ephesians 2:8,9 - “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
 
Acts 4:12 - “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
 
Romans 6:23 - “... the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

You can go to heaven, no matter how bad your sin is?

Matthew 9:13 - “... for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
 
Luke 19:10 - “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

What does God want you to do?

John 1:12 - “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:”
 
Acts 16:31 - “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, ...”
 
Romans 10:13 - “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

How can you believe?

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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

What can you do to show that you believe?

You can sincerely pray this prayer and tell God that you believe and accept His Son as your Saviour.

Dear Lord God, 

I know that I am a sinner. Please forgive me for any sins. I believe that your Son the Lord Jesus Christ died to pay for my sins. I trust Him now as my personal Saviour and Lord. I ask Him to come into my life. 
Amen.

How can you know that you are going to Heaven?

If you have truly accepted the Lord Jesus as your personal Saviour, you can be assured that you are going to heaven.

John 14:1-3 - “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” 

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.”

Have you made the right decision?

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.”

I John 5:13 - “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God.; that ye may know that ye have eternal life and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”

You can always be assured of His help.

Hebrews 13:5 - “... he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
 
Matthew 28:20 - “... lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”

Nuper quisque evolvit praebebat turba hunc viseret foret vultus.

 Helps for the New Christian

Assurance

“they shall never perish”       John 10:27-29
 
“yet shall he live”       John 11:25,26
 
“is passed from death unto life.”       John 5:24
 
“neither death nor life ... shall ... separate us”       Romans 8:38,39
 
“He that hath the Son hath life;”       I John 5:11,12
 
“he which hath begun ... will perform it”       Philippians 1:6
 
“an inheritance incorruptible”       I Peter 1:4

When Faced with Temptations

“temptation ... is common to man”       I Corinthians 10:13
 
“the devil ... seeking whom ... devour”       I Peter 5:8,9
 
“the man that endureth temptation”       James 1:12

“I have overcome the world.”      John 16:33
 
“do all things through Christ”       Phillippians 4:13

If Sin Occurs

“If we confess ours sins”       I John 1:9

“a contrite heart ... wilt not despise.”       Isaiah 55:7

“return unto the LORD”       Psalm 51:17
 
“we have an advocate”       I John 2:1

“seek my face, and turn”       II Chronicles 7:14
 
“confesseth and forsaketh them”       Proverbs 28:13

In the Word of God

“Growing as a Christian”        I Peter 2:2

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart”        Psalm 119:1

“were written for our learning”        Romans 15:4
 
“Study to show thyself approved”        II Timothy 3:16,17

“scripture ... is profitable”        II Timothy 2:15
 
“Thy word is a lamp ... feet ... path.”        Psalm 119:105

“delight is in the law of the LORD”        Psalm 1:1,2

Importance of Prayer

“by prayer and supplication”        Phillippians 4:6,7
 
“call upon the name of the LORD”        Psalm 116:17
 
“ye shall ask”        John 15:7
 
“Ask, and it shall be given you”        Luke 11:9,10
 
“And when thou prayest”        Matthew 6:5-15
 
“Pray without ceasing”        I Thessalonians 5:17,18

“Praying always with all prayer”        Ephesians 6:18
 
“Take ye heed, watch and pray”        Mark 13:33

The Importance of Fellowship

“Not forsaking the assembling”        Hebrews 10:25
 
“teaching and admonishing one another”       Colossians 3:16
 
“Speaking to yourselves”        Ephesians 5:19

“the body ... hath many members”        I Corinthians 12:12

“members should have ... care”         I Corinthians 12:25-27

Helps for Witnessing

God Loves You

“For God so loved”        John 3:16

“God commendeth his love”        Romans 5:8

“Herein is love”        I John 4:10

“gave himself ... might deliver us”        Galatians 1:4

“Son ... is come to seek”        Luke 19:10

The Fact of Sin

“none righteous”        Romans 3:10

“all have sinned”        Romans 3:23

“not a just manv        Ecclesiastes 7:20

“The heart is ... wicked”        Jeremiah 17:9,10
 
“righteousnesses ... filthy rags;”        Isaiah 64:6

“say that we have no sin”        I John 1:8

The Penalty

“soul that sinneth ... die.”         Ezekiel 18:4,20

“sin ... bringeth forth death.”         James 1:15

“once to die ... judgment:”       Hebrews 9:27

“wages of sin is death”         Romans 6:23

“shall give account ... to God.”       Romans 14:12

“dead were judged”       Revelations 20:12-15

Man's Inability

“Not by works of righteousness”       Titus 3:5

“not justified by the works”       Galatians 2:16
 
“faith ... not of yourselves”       Ephesians 2:8,9

“deeds ... no flesh be justified”       Romans 3:20

“way which seemeth right”       Proverbs 14:12
  
“righteousnesses ... filthy rags”       Isaiah 64:6

God's Remedy

“Christ died for us.”       Romans 5:8

“gift of God is eternal life”       Romans 6:23

“I am the way"       John 14:6

“Neither ... salvation in any other:”       Acts 4:12

“save that which was lost.”       Luke 19:10

“Christ died for our sins”       I Corinthians 15:3

Man's Responsibility

“Repent ye therefore”       Acts 3:19
 
“repentance ... faith”      Acts 20:21

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ”       Acts 16:31

“believe on his name:”       John 1:12

“confess ... believe ... shall be saved"       Romans 10:9,10

“call upon the name of the Lord”       Romans 10:13

Results of Salvation

“not condemned”       John 3:18

“hath everlasting life”       John 3:36

“he is a new creature”       II Corinthians 5:17

“the children of God:”       Romans 8:16

“heirs of God”       Romans 8:17

“peace I give unto you ... neither ... be afraid.”       John 14:27

"Spirit of God dwell in you”       Romans 8:9

"names are in the book of life.”       Phillippians 4:3