The Cross and the Word

For You Today


God's Plan of Salvation For All

It is God’s intent that all achieve eternal life.  He wants none of His children to perish in the depths of hell after their life here is done.  For this reason He sent His only Son to earth as a man, to suffer and die upon the cross for our sins.  God’s gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ is FREE.  There is nothing complicated to receive the gift.  Below are a few scriptures from the Bible that gives us guidance to achieve this end.  They are from the book of Romans and often called the Romans Road to Salvation.

Step 1
Romans 3:10:  “As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one”.     This scripture tells us that not one of us is righteous in the eyes of God.  We may think we are the best person alive, but God knows, because we are human, we will never meet the mark of righteousness.

Step 2
Romans 3:23:  “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”     None of us are sinless.  We are all sinners and God knows our sin.  We must be willing to ask forgiveness for our sin.

Step 3
Romans 5:8:  “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this:  While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”     God loves you and me.  He allowed His Son to shed His blood on the cross and die for us, that we may live eternally.

Step 4
Romans 6:23  “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”     If we die, and never accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we will spend eternity in hell.  Our God offers us eternity with Him, in heaven, if we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, ask forgiveness for our sins, and live life anew, according to His Word (the Holy Bible).

Step 5
Romans 10:9-10  “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.   For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”     We speak through prayer, to Jesus, professing Him as Lord and Savior.  We must accept in our hearts, the forgiveness that comes to us, from our God, through Jesus Christ our Savior.  This is God’s promise to us; not you may be saved, but you will be saved.  This is God’s gift of love to us.

What to pray to receive God‘s gift of salvation and eternal life:

Dear God, I am a sinner and ask Your forgiveness for my sins.  I believe that Jesus Christ is Your Son, who shed His blood and died for my sin.  I accept Your forgiveness and turn from my sin.  I now invite Jesus Christ to come into my heart and life as my personal Savior.   I pray this in Jesus' name.  Amen.

If you have prayed this prayer in earnest, we congratulate you and welcome you into the family of God.  We praise God that you have chosen to accept His gift of eternal life.  We would like to send you some material to help you in your new Christian walk.  Please  send your name, address and email address (email us) so we may send  this free material to you.  In the meantime, please pray daily, and as God leads you, (you will know) tell others about your life changing decision for Christ.
God bless you and keep you warm and comforted in His everlasting love.