Welcome to God's Plan for All People
Welcome, my dear Friend, you have come SO FAR to find this one page in the vast reaches of the internet, and in life itself!!
Please believe me, when I say that I am not patronizing you in what you are about to read, but that, from my own experience, I KNOW that the road to this place and time can be long and hard (for some people), as we try to discover the truth and meaning of life.
You may be curious, happy, annoyed, excited, confused, rich or poor, Oriental or Occidental, from the Nothern Hemisphere or the Southern Hemisphere. But, …
…no matter where you are, where you’re from, what you look like or feel like, or what your social situation is in life, you are probably asking yourself, “What in the world is John 3:16?!! …and what does that have to do with me?!!”
I had no clue what great significance “John 3:16” would or could have for my life, until I started getting curious about the meaning of it, AND actually investigated it for myself, rather than relying on other people to tell me what it meant.
What is “John 3:16”?! Please, read it for yourself.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
We see it scrawled in the bright sunlight and in dark corners. We see it on bumper stickers and billboards!
We hear people shout it, and whisper it, in crowds!
What is all the fuss about John 3:16?!!
Well, there is cause for great rejoicing because the Bible passage, John 3:16, shines a steadfast light on tough questions that have eternal consequences for us!
Because of the light of John 3:16, even as you read about all this right now, you can receive and be assured of having hope, peace, and joy for eternity!
John 3:16 leads us to and through some tough soul-searching questions that God has for us, starting with whether you KNOW His Way to remove all guilt from your life.
Do you know how to accomplish that, His way?
God wants you to ask yourself whether you are 100% sure your sin is forgiven forever, and that you will go to Heaven when you die?
You may ask, as many people throughout history have asked, “How can I be sure that all my sin is forgiven, and that I can be assured of a home in Heaven?!!”
To some, that may sound presumptuous or preposterous, but Scripture records that when the religious leader Nicodemus asked Jesus Christ that very question, Jesus answered Nicodemus, saying, "Ye must be born again." (John 3:7)
As an earnest person, and as an honest person, you will probably ask, “HOW can that happen? How is that possible?!”
The Bible, the Word of God, says that you must start by admitting these things to yourself and to God, Himself…
…that you are a sinner. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23).
…that you are condemned to death. "For the wages [payment] of sin is death." (Romans 6:23). …including eternal separation from God in Hell, of which God speaks in Luke and Revelation. "...it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment." (Hebrews 9:27).
…that God loves you so much that He gave His only begotten [physically conceived and born] Son, Jesus Christ, to bear your sin and die in your place… as evidenced in Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 53, John 1-3, and 1 John 1.
…that "...He [God] hath made Him [Jesus, who never sinned] to be sin for us... that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." (2 Corinthians 5:21).
…that you need to take God at His word when He says, "For the life of the flesh is in the blood." (Leviticus 17:11). "...without the shedding of blood is no remission. [forgiveness]" (Hebrews 9:22). The Scripture says, "...God commendeth [commits] His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8).
…that you will now need to trust it, because God can not lie (Titus 1:2).
…that, "...God...commandeth all men everywhere to repent." (Acts 17:30). This repentance is to change YOUR mind to say that YOU agree with God that you ARE a sinner, and also that you agree with what Jesus Christ did for you by shedding His blood FOR YOU on the cross at Calvary.
…that THE solution to being lost in sin is summed up in Acts 16:30-31, where a man asked jailed preachers, ...”Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” to which they quickly replied, “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved...."
…that God’s salvation is not by our works, but by His finished work in Christ. (Ephesians 2:8-10)
…that by believing these things and accepting them in place of all other feelings, thoughts, philosophies, or religions to which you may have been accustomed, YOU ARE NOW SET FREE!!! Glory to GOD in the highest, for now His good will toward YOU is manisfested by your faith.
The Lord Jesus Christ is THE ONLY ONE who bore YOUR sin, died in YOUR place, was buried to put away YOUR sins forever, and whom God resurrected to declare you free from guilt, to guarantee you a home with Him in Heaven. His complete bodily resurrection from the dead powerfully assures that YOU, the believer, can claim eternal life because YOU HAVE truly believed and received Jesus Christ BY FAITH ALONE as YOUR own Savior.
"But as many as received Him [Jesus Christ], to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name." (John 1:12). "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord [Jesus Christ] shall be saved." (Romans 10:13). THIS INCLUDES YOU! with an ABSOLUTE GUARANTEE TO YOU from God.
No matter what you have done in your past!!!! GOD WANTS TO SAVE YOU!! Think you’re too bad to be saved? The Apostle Paul (as Saul of Tarsus) killed Christians before he got saved! As you read God’s Word, it says that Paul finally got saved and gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ, and called himself “chiefest of sinners.” But, on the other hand, IF you think you are good, or live a sinless life, or haven’t sinned enough for God to be concerned, PLEASE think again! Satan has you fooled! God says, "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one." (Romans 3:10-12).
Surely you know in your heart that you are a sinner. You are not God nor sinless like God. Before it is too late, PLEASE, wherever you are, repent of your sin [tell God that He is right and perfect and that you are not; tell Him that you admit that you deserve Hell's torments for your sin]. Pray to God to save you from everlasting punishment so you can serve God in truth and live with Him forever in the glory of His presence. Believe that He is doing that very thing even as you speak with Him. Accept and receive His blessed forgiveness that He has already designated for YOU alone, because He knew that YOU would need it, right now, today, this very moment.
Jesus, who is God, and therefore was always with God, unified and equal in and with the Father and the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost) as one Being [Genesis 3, Isaiah 6:9, + John 1], wants you to trust Him and ONLY Him for the wonderful salvation He freely offers to you. He is waiting right now to hear your simple honest prayer. See Luke 18:13 for how one sinner prayed: "God be merciful to me a sinner. " God wants you to mean what you say. It is not magic words, for God looks on your heart and judges whether you really mean business with Him or not.
"Oh, God I know that I am a sinner. I believe You, that Jesus came as God in the flesh to shed His sinless blood in my place on Calvary's cross. I believe and now trust that Jesus is my ONLY hope. I believe Jesus came "...to seek and to save..." me. I believe Jesus' blood, His death, His burial, and His resurrection were in my place and done for me so I now can have eternal life with you, my Father in Heaven."
"Dear God, I now receive Jesus Christ as my Savior and trust Him at His Word to be my Savior forever. I thank you for giving me your gift of repentance, your gift of salvation, your gift of everlasting life, and your gift of the Holy Spirit to live in me and to guide me forever. Thank you for saving me and for your promise to keep me in your salvation forever, so that no one can take it away and so that I can not lose it. In Jesus name I accept all these wonderful things you have promised to me. Amen."
If you have truly done these things and believed as He said, then your eternal destiny has been sealed by the Holy Spirit and neither you nor any other man nor the devil himself can break you out of God’s loving holy seal and protection. Having done those things, you have accepted God's plan of salvation for any and every lost soul, who must be saved as you have been.
Now you are ordained, as Jesus Christ commanded at the end of the Gospel of Matthew, to share that same precious message with those around you. These are the essential elements that the lost soul needs to recognize and admit to God:
1. each of us sin personally because each of us is a sinner by nature. Until we accept Christ we remain guilty;
God promises that if you or I or anyone else believe on and call upon the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal, crucified, buried, and risen Savior and God, we, personally, then and there AT THAT VERY INSTANT receive forgiveness of all our sins and receive His precious gift of eternal salvation, eternal life with Him by faith, including His Holy Spirit indwelling us. "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him" (Hebrews 11:6).
God's Word shows us that it is simply by faith that all these things are accomplished and resolved in the eyes of God. Ask God to reveal to you HIS TRUTH about these issues, "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" (Mark 8:36).
Remember God's power in Christ: "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." (1 Corinthians 10:13). Feelings change, but God's promises in the Bible never change.
Once you’re saved practice your faith hourly and daily so you will grow and have better fellowship with God:
Once you are saved God says He wants you to be baptized by immersion "...in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 28:19-20) as a public testimony that you truly and finally have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ as your own Savior, the ONLY Savior, AND as your ONLY hope of salvation. God then wants you to unite with a local Bible-believing church as soon as possible to help you grow, and so you can encourage other believers. YOU have unique gifts and talents that God plans to use in the body of Christ, His church. Discover those gifts and talents, and use them for His glory.
The Good Lord shall bless you as you seek Him and walk with Him!
HIS SALVATION! HIS WAY!
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