Are you saved and going to heaven? This is a very important question and probably one that most people ask at some time in their life. To understand God's plan for our salvation we need to look at the Bible. In this article I will look at a number of verses that help us to understand how to be saved, but first I will look at what salvation is.
What is salvation?
When the Bible talks about salvation it touches on two main areas.
Being rescued from the penalty of sin - which means death and eternal separation from God.
Being in right relationship with God - both now in this life and for all eternity.
In the Bible we see that when Jesus came and died on the cross, He came to pay the price or our sin. He took the punishment that was rightfully ours. His death opened the way for us to be forgiven of our sin and to be brought back into a right relationship with God. In a future tense it means that those who put their faith and trust in Jesus will spend eternity with God.
How does someone find salvation?
The following verses are taken from the Bible and give us an understanding of God's plan for salvation. They tell us of our condition through God's eyes, they tell us of God's great love for us and they tell us that God has provided a way for us to find salvation through Jesus Christ. Please read the verses carefully and I pray that God will reveal His plan for your personal salvation today.
Romans 3:23 - "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God".
Many of us feel we live good lives and mostly we do. The problem is when we say this, we are measuring ourselves against our standards, not the standards God has set in place - the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17 )