“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
“God’s Simple Plan of Salvation From the Bible”
My Friend: I am asking you the most important question of 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 100% 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.
“ . . . it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27)
But God loved you so much He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to bear your sin and die in your place. “ . . . He hath made Him [Jesus, Who knew no sin] to be sin for us . . . that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
Jesus had to shed His blood and die. “For the life of the flesh is in the blood.” (Lev. 17:11) “ . . . without shedding of blood is no remission [Forgiveness].” (Hebrews 9:22)
“ . . . God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
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.
My friend, “God . . . commandeth all men everywhere to repent.” (Acts 17:30) This repentance is a change of mind that agrees with God that one is a sinner, and also agrees with what Jesus did for us on the Cross of Calvary.
In Acts 16:30-31, the Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas: “ . . . Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt 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.
Surely, you realize you are a sinner. Right now, wherever you are, repenting, lift your heart to God in prayer.
In Luke 18:13, the sinner prayed: “God be merciful to me a sinner.” Just pray: “Oh God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Jesus was my substitute when He died on the Cross. I believe His shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection were for me. I now receive Him as my Savior. I thank You for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of salvation and everlasting life, because of Your merciful grace. Amen.”
Just take God at His word and claim His salvation by faith. Believe, and you will be saved. No church, no lodge, no good works can save you. Remember, God does the saving. All of it!
God’s simple plan of salvation is: You are a sinner. Therefore, unless you believe on Jesus Who died in your place, you will spend eternity in Hell. If you believe on Him as your crucified, buried, and risen Savior, you will receive forgiveness for all of your sins and His gift of eternal salvation by faith.
You say, “Surely, it cannot be that simple.” Yes, that simple! It is scriptural. It is God’s plan. My friend, believe on Jesus and receive Him as Savior today.
If His plan is not perfectly clear, read this over and over, without laying it down, until you understand it. Your soul is worth more than all the world.
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36)
Be sure you are saved. If you lose your soul, you miss Heaven and lose all. Please! Let God save you this very moment.
God’s power will save you, keep you saved, and enable you to live a victorious Christian life. “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13)
Do not trust your feelings. They change. Stand on God’s promises. They never change. After you are saved, there are three things to practice daily for spiritual growth:
1.Pray — You can now talk directly to God.
2.Read your Bible — God will talk to you.
3.Witness — You need to tell others of God’s Salvation.
You should be baptized in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ as a public testimony of your salvation, and then unite with a Bible-believing church without delay. “Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord . . . .” (2 Timothy 1:8)
“Whosoever therefore shall confess [testify of] Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32)
If you have prayed this prayer for Salvation with you heart, then according to God’s word, you are saved. Please, let us know by E-mail, or you can call the Church office on 301-884-7366, and we will send you some helpful literature, free. If you have any questions, or if we can be of assistance to you, please give us a call or visit one of the Services.
Now that you are saved, what do you do?
41Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
42And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
43And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
44And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
45And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
46And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
47Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
Cornelius…After Faith – Acts 10:48 “And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.
Philippian Jailor…After Faith – Acts 16:33 “And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.
The Bible teaches Baptism by immersion only:
a. Because of the very word used – The Greek word “baptizo” means “to dip, to plunge under, to submerge.”
b. Because of the scriptural expressions used:
1. “Much water” – John 3:23 “And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized
2. “down both into the water” – Acts 8:38 “And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
3. “coming up out of the water” – Mark 1:10 “And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:
No, the word sacrament means “ Saving value”
How can I grow as a Christian?
19Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
20By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
21And having an high priest over the house of God;
22Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
23Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
24And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
“Church Membership Explained”
Acts 2:41 “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.”
These 3000 souls were 1st – Saved – “…They that gladly received his word…”
2nd – Baptized – “…were baptized…”
3rd – Added – “…were added unto them…”
1. Who was “them”?
“Them”, was the “Local New Testament Church” in Jerusalem.
God always works through the Local New Testament Church to accomplish His will on earth. Revelation Chap. 2 & 3
Note: Gospel Light Baptist Church is the “Local New Testament Church in Mechanicsville, Maryland.