What is the Plan of Salvation?
Why a Ransom?
According to Romans 5:8, God demonstrated His love for us through the death of His Son. Why did Christ have to die for us? Because the Bible declares that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory (or the perfect standard) of God” (Rom. 3:23). God is entirely righteous, and therefore He cannot tolerate sin. Our sin separates us from Him like a giant chasm that is impossible for us to get across.
Your iniquities (sins) have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.
But God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Jesus as Lord
But God loved us so much that He sent us His only son in order to pay the debt that we couldn’t. Jesus came to earth, lived a perfect, wholly-righteous life, and died on a cross in order to cover the costs of our sin (John 3:16). Then He rose again three days later to prove that He had power over death and hell.
To be saved, you must believe and confess Jesus as your Lord (Romans 10:9). Admit that you are inadequet and that you recognize Him as the only way of salvation. Surrender your heart and the rest of your life to His perfect will.
Jesus calls this moment the “new birth.” He told Nicodemus that “except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God” (John 3:3).
If you just prayed this prayer, and believed it, then you’ve been born again as a Child of God!
Please tell someone! Tell a Christian friend of yours or tell us! Christ wants you to find fellowship with other believers who are also living in His great grace!