The 100% Plan
What is the purpose of Victory Springs Independent Baptist Church? Our purpose is that we want every person in the world to be able to answer the most important question with a “YES”. What is the most important question?
“If you died today, are you 100% sure that you would go to heaven?”
Sadly, many people cannot answer this question without doubt because many are not 100% sure that they would go to heaven when they die.
What about you? Are you able to honestly answer this question with a “YES”? Or would you have to answer with “I’m not totally sure…”? The Bible tells us the way to be able to answer this question with a “yes”. Don’t waste another minute wondering! Continue reading and let the Bible, God’s Word, tell you how to answer the most important question with a “YES”!
- We have all sinned.
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23
God’s Word reminds us that we are all sinners. There is none of us that are perfect, we have all disobeyed God’s Word and His Commandments. It may be in doing something that many consider not too bad, like a little ‘white’ lie. However, in the eyes of God, it is still sin. God even tells us that the ‘thought of foolishness’ is sin, which means that even our thoughts can be wicked before God.
- There is a price for sin.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Romans 6:23
A wage is a payment that must be made for something that is earned. God is very clear in His Word that there IS a payment and penalty for our sins. Notice the word in that last Bible verse? The word, “DEATH”. Not just any death, but an eternal separation from God as He turns His back on those who will suffer an eternal death, burning in a Lake of Fire.
“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” – Revelation 20:14
- Jesus paid that price.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8
The word commendeth means “proved.” God proved His love for you by giving His own Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for your sins. God looked through the span of eternity and could not find one human being that was capable of dying and making the payment for sin’s penalty. The reason? We are all sinners.
So God, in His love for man, laid down His life for His creation. 1 John 3:16 says it this way, “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us…” God was the only one worthy and capable of dying for man and paying the penalty of sin. The reason? He is perfect and without sin! So God was born a little baby, we call Him the Son of God. He put on human flesh with the intent purpose of dying for His creation. Who is this God-man…the one and only Jesus Christ. Jesus willingly gave his life for you and I by dying on the cross a cruel death. But being God, he had power to take up his life again and he arose from the grave!
- You must accept Christ’s payment for your sin.
To accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, means 2 things:
- You must believe on Jesus Christ; his death, burial and resurrection. Do you believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins…that he took your place. If not, you need to realize that Jesus Christ did indeed live & die & that he arose from the grave. You cannot get to the next step without first acknowledging that you are a sinner that needs saving and that Jesus Christ paid for your salvation with His own blood.
“That 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.” – Romans 10:9
- You must now call upon Jesus Christ, asking Him for forgiveness and for Him to become your Savior. The first step, Believing in Christ, is a great thing. However, there are many who will spend eternity in Hell, having believed in Jesus Christ.
Let me explain it this way: The Devil believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died on the cross as payment for the sin debt of the world. In fact, Satan doesn’t just believe it, He knows it! If you were to ask Satan if Jesus was buried and rose again from the grave, He would say an emphatic, “YES!” But Satan will have no place in Heaven. His ultimate destination will also be an eternity in the Lake of Fire where he will burn to death for eternity.
You see my friend, you too can believe all the right things but you will not possess eternal life in Heaven unless you accept Christ’s pardon and ask Him to be your Savior!
“For whosoever shall CALL upon the name of the Lord SHALL be saved.” – Romans 10:13
A man that is sentenced to death for a crime can believe with all of his heart in a pardon granted unto him by the Governor. But unless he accepts the pardon, he will suffer the sentence of death.
What you must do now is to accept Christ’s pardon by simply calling upon Him. You must ask Him for forgiveness and accept His pardon by asking Him to be your Savior!
Friend, would you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior today? Don’t waste another moment being on the brink of death and Hell. You can call upon Jesus this very moment and receive Him as your Savior. You can pray a simple prayer like our example below,. But remember, it is not the repetition of a prayer that saves you, it is your sincere FAITH in truly meaning what you are asking God to do.
“Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and on my way to Hell. I believe that you died on the cross, were buried and arose from the grave having paid in full my sin debt. Please forgive me as I accept your payment for my sin. I am asking you right now to save my soul and to become my Savior. Thank you for giving me eternal life. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.”
If you have just placed your faith & trust in Jesus Christ and have asked him into your heart to save you, you have just made the most important decision you can ever make! Your death sentence has been erased and you have been granted a pardon of Eternal Life in Heaven!!!
We praise the Lord and rejoice with you. We also would love to hear about your decision for Christ. Would you please send Pastor Gimenez an email at: email@example.com and let him know of this wonderful decision you have made.
No more doubts, no more wondering about it…
you now know 100% where you will go when you die.
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish…John 10:28