First Baptist Church
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Plan of Salvation

God's Plan of Salvation


Before you were born, God wanted you to know Him personally.  He chose to show you how much He loves you.  But to accept His offer, you need to know the ABC's of salvation.

ADMIT to God that you are a sinner.  Sin is refusing to acknowledge God's authority over your life.  Everyone sins.  The result of sin is spiritual death or eternal separation from God when you die.  Repent; turn away from your sin and toward God. (See Acts 3:19; Romans 3:23; 6:23)

BELIEVE in Jesus Christ as God's Son and accept Jesus' gift of forgiveness from sin.  Jesus took the penalty for your sin by dying on the cross because you could not meet God's requirement for a perfect sacrifice for your sins. (See John 3:16)

CONFESS to God your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.  As Lord, Jesus has earned the right to be obeyed as a sheep obeys his shepherd. (See Romans 19:9-10,13; 1 John 1:9)

You may pray a prayer similar to this:  "Dear God, I know that You love me.  I admit I am a sinner.  Please forgive me for my sin.  I place my faith in Jesus as my Savior and Lord.  Thank you for saving me.  In Jesus' name I pray, amen."

If you sincerely asked Jesus to be your Savior, tell a pastor or another Christian about your decision.  Show your faith in Christ by asking a Bible believing church for baptism by immersion. (See Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41.)  We invite you to contact one of our Ministeral Staff or join us on Sunday for services.