“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…” When He was finished, He reviewed His creation and “saw that it was good!” However, His creation did not end “good.” Satan was waiting to challenge the greatness and goodness and grace of God. His goal? Seduce Adam and Eve and rupture the relationship they had with Him. And he accomplished his goal by appealing to their pride to make a self-centered choice rather than a God-honoring decision. Nothing has changed since that day. Satan’s only goal is to destroy us, as he did Adam and Eve, by seducing us to choose self-interests, rather than God’s interests.
God’s original plan ended in disaster when Satan won the first contest. But God refused to surrender His sovereignty to the power of Satan. For centuries He used every means and method available to prove His desire to restore this relationship. He wanted everyone to know their worth to Him and that His presence and power, help, hope and healing would always be available at any time, anywhere to anyone.
His final option to restore His relationship with mankind had been planned from the foundation of creation. Though beyond our understanding, He made this unimaginable decision to demonstrate His love: “God sent His Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.” God sent His only Son to be our Savior.
To “be saved through Him” demanded that His Son die on a cross on our behalf and in our place by shedding His blood for our sins. This He did willingly and voluntarily so our relationship with God could be restored if we willingly accept His Son to be our Savior by faith and by faith alone.
To learn how to be saved through Him and be forgiven by Him and restore your relationship with Him, follow “the way” outlined below.
For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
For the wages of sin is death. (Romans 6:23)
For by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God: Not of works lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8, 9)
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us. (Titus 3:5)
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
I, even I, am the Lord; and beside Me there is no Savior. (Isaiah 43:11)
Now is the acceptable time, now is the day of salvation. (2 Corinthians 6:2)
Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy. (Jude 2)
Behold I stand at the door, and knock: If any man hear My voice and open the door, I will come in. (Revelation 3:20)
But as many as received Him, to them gave He the power to become the sons of God. (John 1:12)
1. I realize after reading “God’s Plan of Salvation” that I am a sinner.
2. I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the dead to be my Savior.
3. I know that He is the only One who can save me.
4. I admit that I am a sinner and need Christ to be my Savior.
5. I accept His salvation and now receive Him, Jesus Christ, to be my Savior and Lord.
6. I willingly turn from my sins and will live for Christ Who has saved me.
7. I thank God for saving me and I will seek His will for my life.
I admit that I am a sinner and need to be saved. I realize that You alone can save me from my sins, I ask right now for Your forgiveness and salvation. I believe that You died for my sins and that You rose from the grave. I am sorry for my sins and ask that You come into my heart and take control of my life. I ask Your Holy Spirit to lead me and guide me so that I may live for You as my Savior and Lord. In Your Name. Amen.
THE BIBLE SAYS: He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have 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. 1 John 5:12,13