God's Plan Of Salvation
God created man in His perfect image but man rebelled against God and sinned and now every person is born with a sinful nature. This sinful rebellion and sin nature came with a great price. ďThe wages of sin is deathĒ Death is usually thought of as our bodies ceasing to have life but death is much more. When a person dies, their soul still exists and will spend all of eternity either in Heaven with Almighty God or in a very real place of torment called Hell. It is not God's will that anyone should perish and go to Hell. God wants every person to spend eternity with Him, but He lets each person decide for themselves.
God is Holy. He is completely good. In order for a sinful person to live forever with God, that person must be cleansed and forgiven of their sins. God knew that man could never cleanse himself, so He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to this earth. Jesus had no sin but was crucified on a cross and gave His own life to pay the price for the sins of everyone. Jesus died but arose from the grave. Jesus conquered death. Jesus now sits in Heaven with God the Father. God wants you to sit with Him in Heaven too. Godís plan is simple. If you want to live forever then do the following.
If you accept Jesus as your Savior the Echos of Faith would like to rejoice with you or if you would like to talk to someone about salvation, any member of the group would be glad to speak with you. Please send us an email at the address below, be sure to include your contact information, and one of the group members will contact you. If you donít have a home church we would love to have you worship with us at Uwharrie Baptist Church, 5891 Uwharrie Rd., Archdale, NC 27263.
Following are scripture references concerning salvation. All quotes are from the King James 1611 edition of the Holy Bible.
Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of god;"
Romans 5:8 "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 6:23 " For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Romans 10: 9-13 "9That 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. 10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
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