God's Simple Plan of Salvation in English
(How to Be Born Again by Faith in Jesus Christ
and His Finished Work)
(The Gospel of Jesus Christ
e-Tract in Many Different Languages)
Thanks to Robert Ford Porter, Litt.D., Chairman,
Monrovia, for permission to use these wonderful tracts here on LCM.
This page provides the tract in English. Check the links at the top of this page
to find the tract in other languages. I plan to add other languages soon. In the
meantime, if your native language is not found, please
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First, Who is Jesus, and What Did He Do?
Dear Precious Visitor,
As a pastor, minister of the gospel, and missionary, I cannot stress the
following enough. It is absolutely imperative that each person know exactly who Jesus
is and what He has done before they put their faith in Him. The Bible
warns that there is a false Gospel that promotes another 'Jesus.'
(Galatians 1:6-9 and 12 Corinthians 11:4) That gospel and Jesus can do nothing
for you but deceive you. The true Jesus that provides true salvation is
identified as follows.
Briefly and simply stated, Jesus is God the Creator who clothed Himself in human
flesh. (John 1:1-3, 14.) He is also the 'Lord' of Abraham (John 5:18, 8:56, and
10:30-33) who gave the Law to Moses (Exodus 3:14, John 8:58) in the Old
Testament. He was also resurrected bodily on the third day according to the
Scriptures. (Luke 24:36-43, John 20:26-29, and 1 Corinthians
15:3-4) This is the Jesus in whom our trust must be placed. (Romans 10:9-10)
You may click here to learn more
in detail about who Jesus was
and is, and what He did and is doing.
My Friend: I am asking you the most
important question of life. Your joy or your sorrow for all eternity
depends upon your answer. The question is: Are you saved?
It is not a question of how good you are, nor if you are a church member, but
are you saved? Are you sure you will go to Heaven when you die?
God says in order to go to Heaven, you must be born again. In John 3:7, Jesus
said to Nicodemus, “Ye must be born again.”
In the Bible God gives us the plan of how to be born again which
means to be saved. His plan is simple! You can be saved
First, my friend, you must realize you are a sinner.
“For all have sinned, and
come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
Because you are a sinner, you are condemned to death.
“For the wages [payment] of
sin is death” (Romans 6:23). This includes eternal separation
from God in Hell.
“ . . . it is appointed unto men once to die, but after
this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
But God loved you so much He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to
bear your sin and die in your place. “ . . . He hath
made Him [Jesus, Who knew no sin] to
be sin for us . . . that we might be made the righteousness of God in
Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Jesus had to shed His blood and die. “For
the life of the flesh is in the blood”
(Lev. 17:11). “ . . . without shedding of blood is no
remission [pardon]” (Hebrews 9:22).
“ . . . God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while
we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
Although we cannot understand how, God said my sins and your sins
were laid upon Jesus and He died in our place. He became
our substitute. It is true. God cannot lie.
My friend, “God . . . commandeth all men everywhere to
repent” (Acts 17:30). This repentance
is a change of mind that agrees with God that one is a sinner, and also agrees
with what Jesus did for us on the Cross.
In Acts 16:30-31, the Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas:
“ . . . ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’
And they said, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be
saved . . . .’ ”
Simply believe on Him as the one who bore your sin, died in your
place, was buried, and whom God resurrected. His resurrection
powerfully assures that the believer can claim everlasting life when
Jesus is received as Savior.
“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power
to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name”
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of
the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
Whosoever includes you. Shall be saved
means not maybe, nor can, but shall be saved.
Surely, you realize you are a sinner. Right now, wherever you are, repenting,
lift your heart to God in prayer.
In Luke 18:13, the sinner prayed: “God be merciful to me a
sinner.” Just pray: “Oh God, I know I am a sinner. I believe
Jesus was my substitute when He died on the Cross. I believe His shed blood,
death, burial, and resurrection were for me. I now receive Him as my Savior. I
thank You for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of salvation and everlasting
life, because of Your merciful grace. Amen.”
Just take God at His word and claim His salvation by faith.
Believe, and you will be saved. No church, no lodge, no good
works can save you. Remember, God does the saving. All of it!
God’s simple plan of salvation is: You are a sinner.
Therefore, unless you believe on Jesus Who died in your place, you will spend
eternity in Hell. If you believe on Him as your crucified, buried, and risen
Savior, you receive forgiveness for all of your sins and His gift of
eternal salvation by faith.
You say, “Surely, it cannot be that simple.” Yes, that simple! It is
scriptural. It is God’s plan. My friend, believe on Jesus and receive
Him as Savior today.
If His plan is not perfectly clear, read this tract over and over,
without laying it down, until you understand it. Your soul is worth
more than all the world.
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole
world and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36).
Be sure you are saved. If you lose your soul, you miss Heaven and lose all.
Please! Let God save you this very moment.
God’s power will save you, keep you saved, and enable you to
live a victorious Christian life. “There hath no temptation
taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, Who will not suffer
you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make
a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
Do not trust your feelings. They change. Stand on God’s promises.
They never change. After you are saved, there are three things
to practice daily for spiritual growth:
- Pray -- you talk to God.
- Read your Bible -- God talks to you.
- Witness -- you talk for God.
You should be baptized in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ
as a public testimony of your salvation, and then unite with a
Bible-believing church without delay. “Be not thou
therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord . . . .” (2
“Whosoever therefore shall confess [testify of]
Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which
is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32).
Tract Copyright: Robert Ford Porter, 1991
Used on LCM by Permission
Dear Beloved of God,
If you have read, understood, believed, and followed the
instructions given above, congratulations. Upon the Authority of the Word of
God, you should have the assurance that you have been born again!
Though it is by no means necessary, the Pastor of Windward Bible
Church (also the webmaster of LCM) would be encouraged to hear that you have
been saved by grace through face in Jesus Christ and His finished work. Please
drop him a short e-mail the tell him so (in English only as I cannot understand
any others). I assure you. Your e·mail address will not be placed on any mailing
list or shared with others, unless you specifically request it.
If you live in a Muslim or Communist country, or any other place
that may be hostile to the Good News of Jesus Christ and His finished work, I fully understand
that you may not want to have someone communicating back to you with e-mails
that could possibly be intercepted by others. Thus, I will not send you any
e·mails or anything else if you state that.
Yet, it is important that you tell someone about your new
faith in Christ. You should not be ashamed of who Jesus is to you now. (Psalm
107:1-2, Luke 9:26, Romans 1:16) If you
tell me, I will endeavor to pray for you and have those in our local assembly of
Windward Bible Church to also pray for you. The information on how to contact me
is available on my Contact Us page.
As a new member of God's personal family, you should seek out a
good church and fellow believers with whom to fellowship. You should also take
the first step in following the Lord as a disciple, which is identifying
yourself as a believer that has been born again by the spirit of God. That step
is simply following the Lord in believers baptism by immersion in water that
symbolizes your death to your old way of life, and your spiritual rebirth and
walking in the new life God has given you. (Romans 6:1-3)
If you live in an area where there is no church that faithfully teaches the
Bible, I suggest that you attend our services virtually by listening to our
messages in MP3 format posted here on LCM.
Click here to go to that page. We simply strive to explain the Scripture
verse by verse so that those that listen can grow and be transformed by the
miraculous teaching of God's word.
May the Lord help and encourage you as you now walk with Him.
Looking up for Him,
Walter Robinson II
Pastor of Windward Bible Church
and The Webmaster of LCM
February 2, 2004
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