God's Plan For Salvation
(The Bible Way To Heaven)
uuuuuuIf you died today, are you 100% sure you would
go to Heaven? ... The Bible says you can be!
n "These things have I written...that ye may
know that ye have eternal life" I John 5:13.Consider life's greatest question:
"what must I do to be saved?" Acts 16:30
A. You must understand where you stand with God.1. God loves you and wants you in Heaven forever with Him.
n "God so loved the world" John 3:16.
2. However, your sins separate you and God.
n "your iniquities have separated between you and your God" Isaiah 59:2.
3. That includes everyone.
n "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" Romans 3:23.
* Jesus died on the cross 2000 years ago to pay for sins.
B. You must understand that Heaven cannot be earned.1. Not by doing enough good things.
n "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us..." Titus 3:5.
2. Not by being baptized, joining a church, or obeying the Ten Commandments.
n "For by grace are ye 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
* The price for your sins must be paid, but to bypass the death of Christ and try to earn your own way to Heaven is an insult to God.
C. You must be willing to change your direction.1. Sin will take you to Hell.
n "the wages of sin is death;" Romans 6:23.
2. Pride and self righteousness will cause you to miss Heaven.
n Prov. 6:16-19; Rom. 10:2-3; Luke 13:2-5; Matt. 5:20; Rom. 3:28
3. Faith in yourself, your baptism, or your church will cause you to miss Heaven.
n Romans 3:24-25; John 1:12-13; Mark 7:6-13; John 3:3
4. You must be willing to repent.
n "Repent ye therefore, and be converted" Acts 3:19.
n "The Lord is...not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." II Pet. 3:9
* Repentance means to change your mind or attitude about sin.
D. You must believe in Jesus Christ with your heart.1. A head knowledge about religion never got anyone to Heaven.
n "the devils also believe, and tremble." James 2:19
2. Contrary to popular opinion, according to the Bible, most people will not go to Heaven when they die.
n "narrow is the way...few there be that find it." Matthew 7:13-14,21-23
3. You must receive Jesus Christ by faith as your personal Saviour.
n "being justified by faith" Romans 5:1.
* Eternal life was paid for with the shed blood of Christ. Accept it as a free gift.
n "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13
CONCLUSION: True salvation is life changing (II Cor. 5:17) and cannot be lost (John 10:27- 28). If you sincerely want to become a Christian, you can be saved by praying this prayer. (Please understand that the following words are meaningless unless they represent your true heart's desire.)
"Dear God, I understand I am sinful in your sight. Please forgive me. I desire to change my direction. I believe Jesus Christ's death on the cross paid the price for my sins. Please save my here and now, and take me to Heaven when I die. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen."
* If you have any further questions, please call the church office at 845-9220.
Calvary Baptist Church
2030 West Main Street
Valley City, North Dakota 58072