God’s Plan of Salvation

God’s Initiative

He sent his Son, Jesus, to die on the cross, paying the penalty for your sins, and promised that “whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16)

Our Response

Understand that you are a sinner (Romans 3:23), and that without God’s intervention, your wrongdoing will ultimately lead to death and eternal separation from God (Romans 6:23).

Realize that God Loves You

(1 John 4:10) and wants to forgive your sin (Psalms 86:5) and give you a new life (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Turn away from your sin and turn to God (Acts 3:19), accepting by faith His gift of salvation (Ephesians 2:8, Romans 10:13). If you want to make this choice now, you can express that desire to God in a prayer similar to this one:
“Dear God, I know that I am a sinner. I believe Jesus died to take the punishment for my sin. I accept your offer of forgiveness and eternal life. I thank you for what you have done for me, and give you my life from this day forward.”


After you have made this decision, you will want to share it with a Christian friend or pastor and learn how you can become involved in telling others about what Jesus Christ can do for them.