The Heaven-Earth expanse. How can our fractured earth-driven souls be guaranteed an eternity with God in His holy place? One way—and only one way—exists. Here are three A-B-C steps to follow with a link to a post of recommendations for Biblical teaching and growing in the Lord.
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Suggest reading this first: ABC ROADMAP TO HEAVEN: THE BROKEN BRIDGE
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The bottom line? Your sin debt (and everyone else’s) has to be paid. Because God is not only MERCY but also JUSTICE—and as a RIGHTEOUS JUDGE he can’t let sin (our crimes against His Law) go unpunished. He can’t go against His own character.
Yet God’s love is relentless. Even while humanity was neglecting Him, doing their thing, rebelling and widening that relationship gap with Him, God’s love stepped in. He maintained His righteousness yet made a way to pay for our sin.
That’s what the three A-B-C steps for salvation are about. Accepting His plan—His substitutionary gift to pay for our sin—a perfect, holy atonement that wipes our slates clean and restores our relationship with our Creator, the lover of our soul.
But the decision to believe, accept, and walk in that gift is up to you.
Where you spend eternity—your soul is eternal and its bodily resurrection (yep, it’s real) to everlasting righteousness or everlasting contempt (punishment)—hinges on your decision.
Because you, me, and the next person will stand individually before the mighty judge—the one true God—for an accounting per His Law, His Book, judged in light of His holy righteousness.
Not your version, not my version, not the world’s loosey-goose interpretation and all of its gods—not any smorgasbord approach of picking the best bits that we like.
BUT HERE’S THE GOOD NEWS! You can have an ADVOCATE standing before the Father, proclaiming that your sin debt has been paid.
Enter the ABC steps of salvation . . .
GOD’S ABCs of SALVATION: THE JESUS ROAD
Admit to the Lord that you’re a sinner, falling short of His glory. Honest sorrow leads to true repentance and humility before our righteous God. And that sparks a change within your soul—a new way of thinking, God’s way, not the world’s. A soul restoration is underway.
For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of the Lord, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus.—Romans 3:23-24
The wages of sin are death, but eternal life is the free gift from God in union with the Messiah, Jesus our Lord.—Romans 6:23
It’s the kindness of God that leads you to repentance.—Romans 2:4
Believe that God sent His son, Jesus/Yeshua, to pay the price for your sin on the cross and raised Him from the dead to conquer the sting of eternal death.
Jesus said, “I AM the Truth, the Life, the Way, no man comes to the Father except through me.”—John 14:6
For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.—1 Timothy 2:5-6
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.—Romans 5:8
And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son.—Romans 5:9-10
Call upon the name of Jesus our Messiah to the glory of God, our Father, trusting God’s miraculous love plan: His son Jesus sent as Savior, your holy access to spending eternity in heaven.
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart, one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved . . . all who call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.—Romans 10:9-10,13
And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven [Jesus] that has been given among mankind by which we must be saved.—Acts 4:10a, 11, 12
For this reason also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.—Philippians 2:9-11
But as many as received Him [Jesus], to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of a man, but of God.—John 1:12-13
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?—John 11:25-26
Once you receive God’s perfect gift, it’s time to walk with the Lord. Check out these recommendations to support your biblical learning.
Read ABC ROADMAP TO HEAVEN: GROW IN THE LORD NEXT.
THANKS: Pastor JD Farag for the three ABC Steps to Salvation concept—Admit, Believe, Confess—that he shares after every Prophecy Update teaching.
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