God's Plan of Salvation...
THE NEED: “. . . for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:23
THE PROVISION: “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life,” John 3:16
“For the wages of sins is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord,” Romans 6:23
THE SOLUTION: “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved,” Romans 10:9-10.
“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them,” John 3:36
Friend, if you believe that you have sinned, and that only the blood of Jesus can cleanse you of that sin and make you fit for Heaven, you can be born spiritually into God’s family. Pray to Him and ask Him to come into your life. You can say something like this:
Dear Father, today I realize that I am a sinner and that I am not fit to enter Heaven with You. Thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for my sins. Please forgive me and cleanse me of my sin. I now commit my life to You as my Savior and ask You to guide me each day to live for You. Amen.
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life,” John 5:24.
If you trusted Christ as your personal Savior:
Christ came into your life . . . “To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory,” Colossians 1:27.
Your sins are forgiven . . . “in (Christ) we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins,” Colossians 1:14.
You can know that you have eternal life . . . “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life,” I John 5:15.
Now that you have accepted Christ as your Savior, you need to develop the habits of:
Praying regularly . . . Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus,” Philippians 4:6-7.
Reading the Bible . . . “Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true,” Acts 17:11.
Telling others about Christ . . . “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth,” Acts 1:8.
Worshiping with others of like faith in Christ . . . “not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching,” Hebrews 10:25.
Living in peace and being holy . . . “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord,” Hebrews 12:14.
Scripture taken from Today's New International Version Copyright © 2001, 2005 by International Bible Society®, Zondervan. Used by permission.