A Summary Of God’s Plan Of Salvation

Salvation is by God’s GRACE and MERCY alone. By grace, is meant God’s UNMERITED favor. Contrary to Catholic teaching, grace is not something that enables you to EARN your salvation. [1, 2]
Salvation is by FAITH in Christ and His work at Calvary alone. Faith is a gift from God that enables a sinner, who had been alienated from God since birth, to trust God and to believe God and His Word in Scripture, to believe what God says about our spiritual bankruptcy and to believe what God says is the ONLY remedy for that bankruptcy. [2]
Salvation is by the Lord JESUS CHRIST alone and by the ransom payment He paid on the cross to atone for all the sins of all the sinners He came to save. No other currency can buy your salvation. The only currency acceptable to God is the blood of the Lamb of God who came to take away the sin of the world. [3, 4, 5]
When a sinner receives salvation from God, a supernatural transaction occurs. This is called the new birth or being “born again”. [6] This is the point at which the Holy Spirit regenerates a spiritually dead sinner, makes them “alive in Christ” [7] and enables them to hate the sins they used to love and love the righteous and holy things they used to hate or have no interest in.
Just as a person cannot be unborn physically, they cannot be unborn spiritually… they cannot lose their salvation [8]… When God adopts a sinner into His eternal family, that adoption is irreversible. God does not un-adopt His children. [9] To be “born again” is to have received the gift of eternal life. ETERNAL means eternal, not conditional life, not salvation on the maintenance plan. [10]
If you have any other plan of salvation, you are doomed to hell for all eternity. [11]
1. “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his MERCY he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;” Titus 3:5
2. “For by GRACE are ye saved through FAITH; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
3. “NEITHER IS THERE SALVATION IN ANY OTHER: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
4. “And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom WE have NOW RECEIVED the ATONEMENT.” Romans 5:11
5. “For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a RANSOM for many.” Mark 10:45
6, “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be BORN AGAIN, he cannot see the kingdom of God. … Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be BORN AGAIN.” John 3:3,7
7. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is NEW CREATURE: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
8. “Now unto him that is able to KEEP YOU FROM FALLING, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,” Jude 1:24
9. “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of ADOPTION, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15
10. “And this is the record, that God hath given to us ETERNAL life, and this life is in his Son.” 1 John 5:11
11. “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach ANY OTHER GOSPEL unto you than that which we have preached unto you, LET HIM BE ACCURSED. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:8-9