God's Plan of Salvation
God loves you and wants you to experience His peace and life. The Bible says,
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life" John 3:16
Being at peace with God is not automatic because you, by nature, are separated from God. The Bible says,
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23.
Sin, our sin, separates us from God. Sincerity, morality, good works and religion are some of the ways man has tried to close the separation between himself and God. Only God's love can close that gap of separation between God and you. He paid the penalty for the sins of the world. The Bible says, "He personally carried the load of our sins in His own body when He died on the cross" 1 Peter 2:24 TLB.
You cross the bridge into God's family when you believe in Jesus Christ and receive Him as your Savior by personal invitation.
The Bible tells us "Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" Romans 10:13.
Saved from what? Saved from eternal separation from God. Saved from eternal punishment (rightly deserved) for our sins. Saved from a fate much, much worse than death. God does not desire that any should perish in this way. The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ His Son.
There are four things you need to do to receive Jesus Christ as your Savior:
Admit you have a spiritual need. "I am a sinner."
Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross to take your sin upon Himself and to provide forgiveness, or full pardon, for you.
Receive. Pray for Jesus Christ to enter your heart and life.
Repent. This means, with God's help, to be willing to turn away from your sins.
Pray something like this from your heart...
I believe You died for me so I could be forgiven. I believe You were raised from the dead so I could have a new life. I have done wrong things, and I am sorry. Please forgive me for all those things. Please give me Your Sprit and Your power to live for You, the rest of my life. In Jesus' name, Amen"