PLAN OF SALVATION

Out of the very depths of God’s nature, there has come forth due to Lucifer’s rebellion and the existence of sin already taking place before the advent of humanity a provision without human hands anchored in the very grace of God that would become enacted if (and only if) man so sinned and become a path so made by which both God and man could be reconciled again. This was by necessity, not by divine choice. God Himself chose and willed man not to sin but man so sinned. This forced God by necessity to provide a means of reconciliation between Himself and his creatures so that grace and His justice could well be satisfied (Matthew 20:16; John 5:40; Acts 7:51; John 6:70; Romans 1:28; 2 Timothy 3:8; 2 Corinthians 13:5; Romans 5:12; 3:19; 1 John 3:8_10; John 8:44) Both the grace and the justice of God recognized that no angel had a tempter, but humanity so had a tempter. This is the difference between the fall of Satan and his hordes and the fall of humanity. It is this reason that the grace and the justice of God demanded that humanity be given another chance, and so set forth a means of fulfillment.

This provision became known as the “Plan of Redemption.” The initiation of the plan was only contingent upon the fall of man, and the very fall of man was not set in stone, but was contingent upon the original act of sin, evil, disobedience, and rebellion committed by the head of humanity, who would be named Adam (Romans 5:12-15). This provision was so ready never to be used if man chose the path of obedience and never rebelled against God. This provision that is so anchored in the very grace of God was equipped with every means possible and imaginable for the deliverance of the human race from their sins if man so chose the path of disobedience. A provision not equipped with such means as here stated would be foreign to the greatness of God, and be inferior to the very grace of God.

DEFINING THE PLAN OF SALVATION

1. All are sinners and depraved (Gen. 2:15-3:21; Rom. 3: 9,10,22,23; Isa.53:6; Rom. 5:12; 3:19; 1 John 3:8-10; John 8:44; Rom. 7; Eph. 4:18; Jer. 17:9,10; Job 14:4; 15:14; 25:4-6; Psa. 2:5; 51:5; 58:3; Gen. 6:5-12; Deut. 32:5 Psa.14:1-3; Prov. 20:6-9;Jer. 16:12; Gal. 3:22).
2. All need a Savior from their sins, the power of Satan, and spiritual death (1 Tim.4:10; John 3:16; Heb. 1:1-2; Psa. 16:10; Matt. 12:40; Acts 2:27;Eph. 4:8-10; 1 Pet. 3:18-30; Rom. 7:14; Phil. 2:5-8; Psa. 49:15; 20:15; 30:15; 69:2; Luke 7:20; Psa. 30:3; Heb. 2:14-15; 1 Cor. 15:51-58; 6:19; Matt. 20:28; 1 Pet. 1:18; 1 Tim. 2:6; Rom. 3:25; 1 John 2:2; Rom. 5:10; 2 Cor. 5:18; Isa. 53:6-12; 1 Pet. 2:24; 1 John 2:2; Heb. 2:9; 8-10; Eph. 5:25-27; Col. 1:20; John 12:31,32; Heb. 9:26; Gal. 3:23; 4:1-7; 21-23; 5:1-3; Rom. 7:23; 8:2; Gal.4:24-31; Gal. 5:1; 2 Cor. 3:7; Rev. 1:18; Col. 1:13; Eph. 1:7; Gal. 1:4).
3. God became a man to save humanity from their sins, the power of Satan, and Spiritual death (Isa. 7:14; 9:6-7; John 1:1-14; Phil. 2:5-7; Col. 2:9; John 13:21; Matt. 26:38; 27:50; Rom. 3:20; 1 John 4:2; 2 John 7; Luke 1:32-35; Rom. 8:3; Gal. 4:4; Matt. 1:18; 2:11; Rom. 1:3; Luke 2:40,52; John 4:9; Luke 24:13; John 20:15; Matt. 26:12; Luke 23:46; Matt. 4:2; John. 19:28; 4:6; Matt. 8:24; Luke 19:10; Matt. 1:21; Acts 2:22; 1 Tim. 2:5; Heb. 2:9-18; Lam. 4:20; Psa. 50:1-3; Deut. 18:15; 1 Sam. 12:3; Matt. 1:23; 1 Kings 8: 15-26; 2 Kings 19:15; 1 Chr.16:35; 2 Chr. 20:6; Ezra 1:2; Neh. 1:5; Joel 2:28-32; Amos 4:13; 7:9; Dan. 7:9-14; John 20:28; Luke 19:34; Col. 1:16; Ex. 3:14; John 5:43; 6:35; 6:41; 6:48; 6:51; 7:28; 7:29; 7:34; 8:12; 8:16; 8:18; 8:23; 8:24; 8:28; 8:58; 9:5; 9:39; 10:7; 10:9; 10:10; 10:11; 10:14; Acts 2:36; Acts 10:36; 1 Cor. 2:8; Luke 2:26; Jer. 23:6; John 11:43-44; Rev. 1:18; Eph. 3:9; Zech. 12:10; 1 Tim. 3:16; John 14:23; 17:11 17:22; Matt. 4:3; Rev. 22:12; Acts 9:17; Luke 1:32; Mark 1:24; Rev. 19:16; 2 Pet. 3:2; Rev. 19:13; Heb. 1:1-3; 8:6; 2 Pet. 3:2; Rom. 5:12-21; Rev. 3:14; Matt. 28:19; Phil. 2:5- 11; Heb. 1:9; and Acts 20:28).
4. God as man paid everything necessary for man’s redemption through Him dying as man (John 19:30; John 3:16; Gal. 1:4; 1 Cor. 15:3; Rom. 11:27; 1 Pet. 2:24; 3:18; 1 John 1:9; Acts 2:38; 3:19; 5:31; 10:43; 22:16-18; Matt. 1:21; 26:28; Mark 2:10; 3:28; 4:12; 1 John 2:2; 3:5; 3:8; John 1:29; Rom. 6:7; 6:1-12; 6:14; 6:18; 6:18; 7:14; 7:17; 7:20; 8:2; Eph. 2:1; 2:2; 2:5-6; 2:11; 4:22; John 5:24; Col. 2:13; Rom. 5:18-19;John 8:41-44; 8:34; Rom. 6:4-22; 7:7-25; 3:9; 5:12; Gal. 5:16-21; Rom. 8:1-13; 2 Cor. 4:3-4; Col. 3:9).

HOW TO BE SAVED

1. Accept that you are a sinner and guilty before God (Rom. 3:23; Rom. 6:23;5:8).
2. Believe that Christ took your place, died in your stead, and paid the full penalty of sin; that He not only died, was buried, but also was resurrected, and is alive forever to be your advocate before God (1 Cor. 15:1-5; 1 John 2:1-2; Rom. 5:8); that He is able to save one to the uttermost that come unto God by Him (Heb. 7:22).
3. Confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that He was raised from the dead (Rom. 10:9-10) and receive him in your heart (John 1:12).
4. Believe on God’s promises instead on your own feelings and theories (Rom.1:16).
5. Declare and realize that you are saved by grace through faith in the blood of Jesus Christ and the Gospel, and that you are forgiven by God and cleansed from all sins, the power of Satan, and spiritual death because you have met the terms of God which are proper faith and confession of sins (John 3:16).
6. Pray this prayer: God, I know that I am a sinner and cannot save myself. I ask you to forgive my sins, and with your help, I will turn from my sinful way of life and live for you. I believe with my heart (the best I know how) that Jesus Christ shed His blood for the forgiveness of my sins, and right now I put my faith and trust in His shed blood as my only means for Salvation. Lord Jesus, come into my heart and change my life and save me from my sinful condition. Thank you, Heavenly Father, for saving my soul according to your promises in the Word of God in the name of Jesus.

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