Plan of Salvation
If something happened to you and you died today, are you 100% sure that you would go to Heaven? That is the most important question to be able to answer correctly. The Bible tells us that we can have assurance of our salvation and know that we will have a home in Heaven when we die. The following steps come right out of the Scriptures.
Please take time to read them now.
1. Realize you are a sinner. No matter where you are physically, everyone starts the same place spiritually. All are sinners. “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God”. (Romans 3:23) Man comes short of Heaven (the glory of God) because of sin!
2. Realize there is a penalty for your sin. Not only does sin keep you out of Heaven, but it also condemns you to Hell. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death…”. Sin brings both physical and spiritual death. “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.“ (Revelation 20:14)
3. Realize Jesus paid the penalty. Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection provided a way for you to go to Heaven. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). Since Jesus was the only One who could pay for our sin, He is the only Way to Heaven.
4. Repent of your sin and receive Jesus as your Saviour. The final part of Jesus’ directions is to repent and receive Him. Acts 20:21 says, “Repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” In order to go to Heaven, you must accept Christ by calling on Him in prayer. He tells us in Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Follow Christ’s directions by praying in faith the following prayer, or one similar to it, to receive Him now:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, please forgive me of my sin, and take me to Heaven when I die. I believe that you died and rose again for me. I am trusting you completely, and I understand there is nothing I can do.
Thank you Jesus! Amen.