Gods word teaches us that in order to
go to Heaven, you must be born again. This is known as being saved, (Saved from Hell
Being saved is not a question of how good you
are, or if you are a church member.
In the Bible God gives us a
simple plan of how to be saved, by being born again. Born as a new
creation, into a new family, the family of God. One reference to this is
John 3:7, where Jesus said to Nicodemus, Marvel
not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
His plan is simple! You can be saved; you can be born
again (right now, today). First, you must realize you are a sinner. Romans
3:23, For all have sinned, and come short of
the glory of God.
Because everyone sins, we are condemned to death, just like in
a court of law. Romans 6:23 first half, For
the wages of sin is death; This death since we
all will have eternal life somewhere is eternal separation from God in Hell,
a place He created for Satin and his followers. Hebrews 9:27, And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the
But we have hope, God loved us so much he paid the
price for our sins and pardons us form judgment IF we except this fact and
turn from our sins. Romans 6:23 second half but
the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Notice the word GIFT! 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". 2 Corinthians 5:21, For he
hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the
righteousness of God in him. Him of course, is
Jesus had to shed His blood and die. Leviticus
17:11, For the life of the flesh is in the
blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for
your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. Hebrews 9:22,
And almost all things are by the law purged with
blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
In the Old Testament God commanded of man
sacrifices of blood to pay the price for his sins. God loved us and decided
to supply man with the last sacrifice that was ever needed. Romans 5:8,
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that,
while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Its not hard to understand how my sins and your sins were laid upon Jesus
as He died in our place when He became our sacrifices. The Word of God
is true, God does not lie.
Acts 17:30, And the
times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere
to repent:. This repentance is a change
of mind, agreeing with God that everyone is a sinner, and also agrees that
Jesus died for us on the Cross.
The jailer asked Paul and Silas: Acts 16:30,
Sirs, what must I do to be saved?. Acts 16:31, "And they said, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt
be saved, and thy house.
Simply believe on Him as the one paid for your
sin by dying in your place, that He was buried, and God resurrected Him. His
resurrection powerfully assures that the believer can claim everlasting life
when Jesus is received as their Savior. 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:. Romans 10:13 For whosoever
shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Whosoever includes
you. Shall be saved does not mean maybe, or can, but shall be saved".
IF you realize you are a sinner, you can right
now, wherever you are, repent. Just lift your heart to God in prayer.
Luke 18:13, And the publican, standing afar
off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his
breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
The sinner prayed: "God be merciful to me a sinner." (He probably felt
he wasn't worthy to look upon God)
Just pray: "Oh, God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Jesus was my substitute
when He died on the Cross. I believe His blood was shed, He died, was
buried, and then was resurrection for me. I now receive Him as my Savior."
Then remember to thank Him for the forgiveness of your sins, The gift of
salvation and everlasting life, because of His merciful grace... Amen.
Just take God at His word and claim His salvation by faith. Believe, and you
will be saved. No church, no lodge, no good works can save you. Remember,
God does the saving. All of it!
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 dying in
Hell. If you believe on Him as your crucified, buried, and risen Savior, you
can receive forgiveness for all of your sins and His gift of eternal
salvation by faith.
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 strive to do your part, God's power will save you, keep you saved,
and enable you to live a victorious Christian life. Do not trust your
feelings. They change. Stand on God's promises. They never change.
After you are saved, there are a few things to practice for spiritual
you talk to God.
*Read your Bible
God talks to you.
you talk for God.
*You should be baptized in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ as a public
testimony of your salvation, and then
*unite with a Bible-believing church
without delay. 2 Timothy 1:8, Be not thou
therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but
be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of
God; Matthew 10:32, Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I
confess also before my Father which is in heaven.