Plan of Salvation
What Must I Do To Be Saved?

I MUST BELIEVE THAT I AM A SINNER. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). "The wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23).

"BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND THOU SHALT BE SAVED" (Acts 16:31). That is, I must believe that Jesus died, was buried, and rose again to save sinners like me. He bore "our sins in his own body on the tree" (1 Peter 2:24). I must trust Jesus.

I MUST CONFESS MY SINS AND ASK TO BE CLEANSED OF ALL SIN. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness"(1 John 1:9)

I MUST BELIEVE HE HAS DONE IT. I must take God at His Word and confess Him before men. "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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation" (Romans 10:9,10)

I MUST FORSAKE MY SINS. To repent means to forsake or turn away from. He will give us power to do this. "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God" (John 1:12). "For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation" (2 Cor. 7:10). "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out" (Acts 3:19).

-Cyrus Osterhus