"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."
My friend, I am asking you the most important question of your life. Your joy or your sorrow for all eternity depends upon your answer. The question is: Are you saved? It is not a question of how good you are, nor if you are a church member, but are you saved? Are you sure you will go to Heaven when you die?
God says in order to go to Heaven, you must be born again. In John 3:7, Jesus said to Nicodemus, "...Ye must be born again." In the Bible, God gives us the plan of how to be born again which means to be saved. His plan is simple! You can be saved today. How? First my friend, you must realize you are a sinner. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" (Romans 3:23) Because you are a sinner you are condemned to death. "For the wages [payment] of sin is death..." (Romans 6:23) This includes eternal separation from God in hell. But God loved you so much He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to bear your sin and die in your place. "For he hath made him [Jesus] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." (2Corinthians 5:21) Jesus had to shed His blood and die. "For the life of the flesh is in the blood..." (Leviticus 17:11) "...without shedding of blood is no remission [pardon]." (Hebrews 9:22)
Although we cannot understand how, God said my sins and your sins were laid upon Jesus and He died in our place. He became our substitute. It is true. God cannot lie.
In Acts 16:30, the Philippian jailor asked Paul and Silas: "...Sirs, what must I do to be saved." Simply believe on Him, as the One who bore your sin, died in your place, was buried and whom God resurrected. His resurrection powerfully assures that the believer can claim everlasting life when Jesus is received as Savior. "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:" (John 1:12) "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13) 'Whosoever' includes you. 'Shall be saved' means not maybe, nor can, but shall be saved. Right now, wherever you are, if you feel the Lord speaking to your heart, why don't you lift your heart to God in prayer. In Luke 18:13, the sinner prayed: "...God be merciful to me a sinner." So you can just pray, "Oh God, I know I am a sinner. Please forgive me of my sins, cleanse me from all unrighteousness, cover my sins with your blood and fill me with your Holy Spirit. I believe you died on a cross for my sins and I believe you rose again for my victory. I profess you as the Lord of my life and the Savior of my soul. Thank You for forgiving me of my sins and I accept the gift of salvation and everlasting life. In Jesus name I pray. Amen."
Just take God at His word and claim His salvation by faith. Believe and you will be saved. No church or good works can save you. Remember, God does the saving. All of it!
You say, "Surely it cannot be that simple." Yes, it is that simple! It is scriptural. It's God's plan.
Be sure you are saved. If you die lost you lose your soul, you miss Heaven and lose all. Please! Let God save you this very moment. Stand on God's promises. They never change.
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God's Plan of Salvation