Plan of Salvation

Answering Some Questions…

It is normal to have questions about what all is involved in Salvation, why it’s necessary, what it does, and what does it require. Below we will try to answer some of those questions for you!

What is Salvation?

It is the everlasting redemption (rescuing) by God from the condemnation of sin of all those that believe on Christ’s death on the cross.

What is sin?

Sin is anything we do, don’t do, say, or don’t say that breaks God’s laws. It is simply disobedience against the will and rules of God.

Who has sinned?

Simply put, everyone who has ever walked this earth besides Jesus Christ.

What is the punishment for sin?

All those that die without Salvation, without being rescued by God, will spend an eternity in a placed called the Lake of Fire.


Salvation, God’s rescue plan for mankind from sin, is available to all people. It is God’s promise of redemption to anyone who calls out to Him and believes on His Son, Christ, and Christ’s death on the cross to pay the sin debt for everyone. Below are some steps laid out in the Bible to follow to receive this eternal gift of God.


In order to work on a problem, you first have to acknowledge that there is a problem. The problem with mankind is that we turned against God, broke his rules and laws, and continue to do so. Even if we don’t want to see it, we have made choices that go against God and what He wants. By doing so, we have put ourselves into sin. The Bible shows that there is not one person to have ever walked the face of this earth besides Christ that is sinless. We are all sinners. This means that if you want to find Salvation in God and know your eternity in Heaven is secured, the first step you have to take is to admit that you too are a sinner.

“9 What then? Are we better than they? No, not at all. For we have already charged that both Jews and Gentiles are all under sin. 10 As it is written: There is none righteous, no, not one; 11 there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks after God. 12 They have all turned aside; together they have become worthless; there is no one who does good, no, not one.” Romans 3:9-12
“23 For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23


Sin is us as mankind, God’s creation, breaking God’s laws. Therefore God in His righteousness, and because He is Just, had to lay out a punishment. The punishment for sin is both a physical and spiritual death. Death means separation, a physical death is our spirit or soul separating from our body while spiritual death is our separation from God our Creator. Adam and Eve sinned and immediately died spiritually by losing their connection and relationship to God and began to die physically. The final punishment for sin is eternal separation from God in the Lake of Fire. That place was meant for Satan and his angels but because we sinned and followed Satan’s path, that end will also be the end for all those that die in their sins without God. Step two is understanding that you are separated from God by your sins and that you need God to bridge that gap between you and Him, that you can not do it on your own.

“23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23


Jesus Christ, God the Son, was sent by God the Father to pay the sin debt for all mankind so that we might have a way to go back to Him. Jesus Christ came and died for our sins, having never sinned Himself, taking all our punishments on Himself. Step three is to believe on Christ as not only the Son of God but also as the one who came to die in our place, as the one stood in our place for the punishment of sin. Believe that Christ died on the cross for you and your sins and that He was there because He loves you and wants you to be able to be with Him forever.

“8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8


God has made his plan of Salvation simple and available to everyone. The prayer of salvation is not a written or rehearsed prayer, there are no magic phrases that you have to say in a certain tone. Step four is simply that you call out to God in prayer and ask for forgiveness for your sins when you truly understand your sin, your need for God, and you fully believe in Christ and what He did on the cross for you with all your heart. It’s not necessarily about the words you say but about the heart in which you say them.

“9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved, 10 for with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be ashamed.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is generous toward all who call upon Him. 13 For, Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:9-13


Salvation is God’s promise to us rather than our promise to Him. Salvation is God’s promise to rescue all those that believe in Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and call out to Him for saving. Salvation is not something we earn, buy, barter for, or can ever repay. It is a gift and promise from God to all of mankind. That means that when we call out to Him and He saves us from our sin and washes us clean that we never have to worry about sin’s condemnation or hell ever again. We are held in God’s hand, by His power, because we accepted His gift and from that point on we have everlasting life that can never be undone. Step five is knowing this and living thankful and useful lives for God for what He has done for us.

“38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities nor powers, neither things present nor things to come, 39 neither height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

If you still have questions regarding Salvation, please let us know!