The Plan of Salvation

Jesus said “ I am the way, the truth, and the light. No man cometh to the Father but by me.”
“ Not just “a way” but “THE WAY”
There is only ONE WAY to God and that is through the Lord Jesus Christ!

All Have Sinned
The Bible says, "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). The word sin means to
miss a mark by falling short of that target. Sin is the failure of a person to live the life which God has planned for
him or her to live. …for all have  sinned.

The Price of Sin Is High
Sin will take you farther that you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and will cost you more than
you can afford to pay.
The Bible says, "the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
(Romans 6:23). The person who lives without God in this life will pay the awful price of an eternity separated
from God. The Bible calls this place of separation hell. Hell was never meant to be the eternal home of mankind,
but God could not allow rebellious people to enter into heaven. Heaven is the eternal dwelling of God's people,
and it is a place where God lives in perfect harmony with His people. God has tried every way in his power to
keep men out of hell. God sends no one hell, if one goes to hell it is their conscious choice. To reject Christ and
His plan of salvation is to choose hell.

God Loves us in Spite of Our Sin
The Bible says, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
(Romans 5:8).

Because of the righteousness of God, man must pay the penalty for his or her sin. Jesus Christ by way of the
cross, His suffering and by Him precious blood paid the penalty for us ( a debt we could not pay). The death of
Jesus is the greatest demonstration of the love of God for sinners. It is a great love for someone to die in place
of a loved one. But Jesus died for those in rebellion. Jesus was the only hope of mankind for salvation. In
Revelation 5 the book of redemption is a symbol of our salvation, No one in the earth, in heaven, or under the
earth had the ability to save us.

REPENT! , Turn Toward God, and Have Your Sins Completely Taken Away
The Bible says, "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of
refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;" (Acts 3:19). The word repent means to turn around and
go in a different direction. It means a change of mind and life toward God. If you are willing to turn to God, then
God will restore you to purity. Jesus described this experience as the "new birth." Or being “born again” Your
part is to confess your sin, and God's part is to forgive, restore, and save.

By Grace You Receive His Free Gift - Through Faith Which is Also from God
The Bible says, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:"
(Ephesians 2:8). The word grace refers to the kindness and love of God in His willingness to forgive and save.
Faith means to trust to a point of commitment. You cannot just believe in God. You must be willing to give your
life to God's teachings and God's will. Salvation is God's gift if you will receive it with a commitment to turn and
follow Jesus.

Confess Jesus and Believe That He Was Raised from the Dead by God
The Bible says, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that
God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9). The word confess means to
acknowledge that Jesus is Savior and Lord, to believe with all your heart that Jesus died on the cross for you
and came out of the grave, believe that He is alive and will change your life as you follow and obey His
teachings.

Pray (call upon) to the Lord and Be Saved:
The Bible says, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13).
Whosoever means anyone can ask God for forgiveness of sin and turn from sin and follow Jesus.

If you believe all of the above then pray this simple prayer and mean it and you will be saved

"Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I know You died on the cross for me. And that
God raised you up from the dead.  I now turn from my sins and ask You to forgive me. I invite You into my heart
and life. I trust You as My Personal Savior and will follow You  Lord. Thank You for saving me. Amen."

If you prayed this prayer to receive Jesus Christ as your Savior, would you email me and tell me? I care about
you.
This prayer of faith begins you on the greatest journey one can ever make. You need to contact a local Bible
believing church and tell them of your decision. They will instruct you on baptism and church membership.
Baptism is an important part of your Christian experience. Baptism does not save us, It is just an outward
evidence that we follow the Lord as He leads.

Please let us know of your decision to accept Christ . Our email address is Michael@mkmann.com
May God Richly Bless You is our prayer.

                                                                                  Bishop Michael K. Mann
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