Way to Salvation by three simple steps.

Diagram 1.

You can write your name in the space where indicated
You can write your name in the space where indicated

At birth, we all start our life’s journey, as the Diagram illustrates.

Everyone is born into sin and as we reach adulthood - as soon as you can discern between good and evil, your life journey heads directly to doom, death and the end of it, hell, because all man is born into sin and mankind’s natural way is sinful.

The Jewish custom is, when you are twelve years old, you have reached adulthood. It is then safe to say that from the age of twelve, we will each be responsible for our own actions.

Romans 3:23: everyone has sinned and is far away from God's saving presence. (And come short of the glory of God.) ; (Fall short of the glory of God) All men have sinned and the wages of his sins is death and hell.

What is sin?

The word "sin": In Greek: - is "HAMARTYA" and literally means "Bow and arrow".

It also means literally to shoot an arrow from a bow, and it falls short from the target. (Romans 3:23).

Sin can also be interpreted as "your will above God’s will or your will above His Word (Bible)".

Sin is described best in Isaiah 64:6: But we are all as an unclean [thing], and all our righteousness [are] as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

But thank God we have a choice and can choose between life and death.

Your choice could mean life, but making no choice does not mean that you get to go free. By doing nothing, you actually choose the way of death.

There are only two choices namely,

  1. Jesus Christ - (life)
  2. Satan - (death).

So choose carefully!

If you are aware of politics you will know that, come elections, you need to vote for the party of your choice. If you do not vote then your vote automatically falls to the ruling party. You cannot complain if you do not agree with the policies of the ruling party, because you voted for that party by not voting.

John 5:24: I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the person whose ears are open to My words [who listens to My message] and believes {and} trusts in {and} clings to {and} relies on Him Who sent Me has (now possesses) eternal life. And he does not come into judgment [does not incur sentence of judgment, will not come under condemnation], but he has already passed over out of death into life.

If a man commits a murder and the judge sentences him to death, do we condemn the judge? bviously not? It is the murder (sin) that we condemn and judge. God’s principles work the same, we cannot judge God because we do wrong (did not make a choice) but it is the wrong we do that judges us.

God gave us the (law) Bible by which to measure ourselves, to see if we are sinning or not.

God’s Word (Bible) will keep us from sin, or sin will keep us from God’s Word.

Think before you act.

Do not let sin get a hold of you. The Word tells us to deny sin. How do we do this? We rob sin of its power by denying the thought of sin when it enters our mind. We must bring sin into the light (the Word, Bible) and we must confess that it is sin.

We need to repent from sin and we must be set free from its power and come under His Grace by excepting the finished work at the cross, His death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. By willfully excepting that He died in my place i could now live in His place, by Grace.

Sin make us fall short and to go to hell!

Sin makes a gap between God and man, just as the diagram illustrates.
Sin makes a gap between God and man, just as the diagram illustrates.

Isaiah 59:2 tells us that "but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid [his] face from you, that he will not hear. (It is because of your sins that he doesn't hear you").

It is your sins that separate you from God when you try to worship him. You can only Worship the Father when you are in Him (Jesus Christ)

If you feel guilty, there is a gape between you and the living God or you never made Jesus your saviour.


These 3 simple steps will save you from hell!

God gave us Hope that came Through His Son (the Son of Man).

God sent Jesus from the spiritual realm to become flesh to die on the cross in the physical world.

Jesus was born of a virgin, 100% man, as God in the flesh and 100% God as the Son of God.

Jesus became flesh to save the world by showing us by His life, how to overcome and by dying in our place (for He had no sin).

John 1:29: The next day John saw Jesus coming to him, and said, "There is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

From what does Jesus save mankind?

God sent Jesus to die on the cross to save us from the wrath of God (Law of Mosses) - (our sin nature) and of eternal condemnation and death ending in Hell.

God gave us Jesus (the Word) to save us from the Law of Mosses and ourselves.

John 1:1-5: In the beginning, the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. Through him all things were made, and apart from him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life brought light to humanity. And the light shines on in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out.

In three steps we can Repent and be saved:

Jesus is the only one that can save us if we believe in the cross!

The tomb is empty, He is not here!

The way to be saved in three baptisms:

In the diagram we can see that there are three baptisms out of deaths road.

It’s the cross’s way in three easy steps. The Cross becomes our road across from spartan death to everlasting life.

(1)Repentance (Baptism in the Body of Christ Rom 10:9-14) (Rom 10:9 - If you confess

that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved)

(2) Baptism in Water (Mar 16:16 - Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved)

(3) Baptism Holy Spirit (Act 2:1-42) (Act 2:4 - They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and

began to talk in other languages)

We must get rid of this thing called unbelief and sin, because sin brings division between man and God, and sin brings death and disbelief makes that you do not take the faith steps necessary to overcome the evil one and to go into His Rest of Grace.

Romans 5:8: But God has shown us how much he loves us---it was while we were still sinners that Christ died for us!

John 3:5-6: I say to you, unless one is born of water and Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. That which is born of flesh is flesh, and that which is born of Spirit is Spirit.

Acts 2:38-40: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For this promise belongs to you and your children, as well as to all those who are far away, whom the Lord our God may call to himself. With many more words he continued to testify, and to plead with them saying.

The gift of the Holy Spirit is to be baptized in tongs - "Be saved, from this corrupt generation!"

God loves you as you are and He wants to save your soul, if you give Him a chance.

Illustrations from 2000 + Bible illustrations (E-SWORD)

Imperfections

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do. After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream "I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house."

The old woman smiled, "Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?" That’s because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them." "For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table.

Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house." Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.

Sinners prayer.

Salvation Prayer.

Dear God in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness.

I believe that your only begotten Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin.

You said in Your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess the Lord our God and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we shall be saved.

Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved.

Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace which has saved me from my sins. I thank you Jesus that your grace never leads to license, but rather it always leads to repentance. Therefore Lord Jesus transform my life so that I may bring glory and honor to you alone and not to myself.

Thank you Jesus for dying for me and giving me eternal life.

Amen.

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louisxfourie 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa Author

Thanks, for your nice words, yes the visual aids was an chalenge to get on paper LOL.


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christ4ever 5 years ago from a life in sin saved by the Lord's grace - we are blessed with the ministry in Florida & Georgia

Great information with nicely written analogies and the graphics are excellent visual aids! Keep up the good work in His Kingdom.... Rev.Ted

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