The Plan of Salvation

Richard Thetford

There are many souls in the world that need to be saved today. The gospel plan of salvation to save man is not difficult but it MUST be followed in order for one to be saved. God loved man so much that he gave His only son to die for all of us. In John 3:16 it says; "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life". We can also see this in Romans 5:8-11. God did his part for man by giving His son and then he ensured that all men would be able to come to the knowledge of the truth by sending the Holy Spirit upon the apostles, guiding them into all truth "But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come" (John 16:13). Therefore, it is now up to each one of us to do our part if we really desire eternal salvation. Man must hear the gospel (Rom 10:17; Acts 7:37), Believe it (Acts 16:31; Heb 11:6), Repent from past sins and make a determination to serve Christ from this time forward (Luke 13:3; Acts 17:30), Confess Jesus as the Son of God (Rom 10:10; Matt 10:32), and be Baptized (Acts 2:38; 1 Pet 3:21; Acts 22:16). Once this has been done then one must continue to live the Christian life and grow in the Christian characteristics (2 Pet 1:5-7). God has given us the opportunity to be saved, now you and I must do our part to obey the commands of God. What man can do, he MUST do!