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 and justice yet made a way to pay for our sin—through truth, mercy, and grace.
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.
But first, let’s get one thing straight.
We’re talking about the REAL Jesus—the promised Jewish Messiah
who came from the Father, is one with the Father,
who is the Great I Am,
who fulfilled over 200 messianic prophecies,
is the visible image of the invisible God,
and is the Word of God manifested in the flesh.
The Savior of the world who took on the sin of the world
as the holy, perfect Lamb sacrifice of God,
the only sacrifice required for eternal life.
Jesus is not what or who the cults or WOKE culture or New Age or one-world religion mentality say He is.
Jesus is not Michael the Archangel and didn’t resurrect “invisibly” as a spirit.
Jesus is not the spirit brother of satan and wasn’t “born via spiritual incest.”
Jesus is not a magician and wasn’t “just a man” or “just a prophet” or “just a rabbi” or “just a moral teacher” or some iChing element or astro projection or some guru.
Jesus is not one of nine world manifestations or reflective of some cosmic consciousness.
Jesus is who the Bible has shown him to be since Genesis 1:1.
John 1:1-4, 14 reveals it clearly,
mirroring that Genesis passage
to show that Jesus is the Word of God
manifested in the flesh:
“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him nothing was made.
In him was life, and the light of men . . .
the Word became flesh and dwelt among us
and we have seen his glory,
glory as of the only Son from the Father,
full of grace and truth.”
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.
Believe in the name above all names—Jesus—then tell others and walk in it.
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, share the Good News with others and get ready to start your walk with the Lord. Check out the recommendations in part 3 to help support your biblical learning.
NEXT READ ABC ROADMAP TO HEAVEN: GROW IN THE LORD.
THANKS: To Pastor JD Farag for the concept of ABC Steps to Salvation—Admit, Believe, Confess—that he shares after every Prophecy Update teaching.
THANKS: To Christian Ministries International for their summary on The “Jesus” of the Cults.
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