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How to show someone God’s Plan of Salvation from the Bible.

One of the easiest ways to show God’s plan of salvation for everyone is through the book of Romans in the New Testament. The Apostle Paul wrote the Epistle to the Romans through God’s inspiration to a vibrant church in the city of Rome. Scripture is taken from the New King James Version translation of the Bible.

 ROMANS 3:10

“As it is written: There is none righteous, no not one; ..”

 ROMANS 3:23

“.. for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, ..”

 ROMANS 5:12

“Therefore, just as through one man (Adam) sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.”

A lot of people have problems at this point. We tend to want to compare our life with others we know. We want to make sure everyone understands all the good works we have done. “Hey, I’m a nice person!”, we often say. None of that matters. The verses do not say we come short of the glory of man … the verses tell us we come short of the glory of God. Our standard is Jesus Christ, and no one measures up. But God knows that, He created us, and He loves us.

ROMANS 5:8

“But God demonstrated his own love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

 ROMANS 6:23

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

 ROMANS 2:4

“Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?”

In the times of the Old Testament, God required His people to give sacrifices for payment of their sins. In the times of the New Testament, God gave us His only Son, Jesus, as a perfect and all encompassing sacrifice for us. All that God asks is that a man or woman repent of his or her sins, turn from them, and accept the sacrifice Christ made on the cross for those sins. If we are not forgiven of our sins, we are condemned to death, which is to be apart from God eternally, which is hell. But if you accept Jesus as your personal Savior, you will be saved and have eternal life with God.

 ROMANS 1:16

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.”

 ROMANS 10:9-13

“… if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all that call upon Him. For who ever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

 Ephesians 2:8-9(NKJV)
8For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 
9not of works, lest anyone should boast. 

 ROMANS 8:1

“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”

 In order to be saved, you must do the following:

Admit to God that you are a sinner. Believe that Jesus Christ – God’s perfect Son – was sent to earth to die for payment of your sins. Commit your life to Jesus. That is, to repent (turn from and ask forgiveness) of your sinful ways, and put Jesus in charge of your life by accepting Him as your Savior and studying the bible so that you can know the will of God.

How does a person become saved…such an awesome thing as eternal salvation of your soul sounds incredibly simple! You must say a prayer, commonly referred to as The Sinner’s Prayer. The exact words you say are not important. What is important is the fact you are confessing Jesus Christ as Lord of your life, by believing with your heart that He alone has the power and is forgiving you from your sins. The same method of salvation is true for everyone, from someone considered to be ‘good’ person by man’s standards, to a prison inmate on death row. You are saved by the grace of God alone, and nothing any person can do can change this.

 A typical sinner’s prayer goes like this:

“Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and I’m lost without You. I know that I have not been what you want me to be. I am sorry for my sins, and I want to turn from my sins (repent), I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ died for my sins and rose from the grave. I will confess that He is Lord of my life. Please forgive me of my sins, come into my life, and help me be what You want me to be. I thank You Lord, and praise You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

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