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The Plan of Salvation
Step Action Scripture References
1 Hear John 5:24
Acts 15:7
Romans 10:17
Revelation 3:20
2 Believe Mark 16:16
John 3:16-18
John 8:24
John 11:25-26
John 20:31
Acts 16:31
Romans 10:9-10
Hebrews 11:6
1 Peter 1:8-9
3 Repent Luke 13:3-5
Acts 2:38
Acts 17:30
2 Corinthians 7:10
2 Peter 3:9
4 Confess Matthew 10:32
Romans 10:9-10
2 Timothy 2:19
1 John 1:9
5 Be Immersed in Baptism Matthew 28:18-20
Mark 16:16
John 3:5
Acts 2:38-41
Acts 22:16
Romans 6:3-5
Galatians 3:26-27
Titus 3:5-7
1 Peter 3:18-22
1 John 5:5-12
6 Stand Firm to the End Matthew 10:22
Matthew 24:13
Mark 13:13
Luke 21:19
1 Timothy 4:16
Hebrews 10:36
James 1:12

Believing is the "key ingredient" to salvation. The remaining steps are commands to be followed only if belief is present. Otherwise, obedience to the remaining commandments is an exercise in futility; without belief, they mean nothing. You must believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and that he came to earth and voluntarily died on the cross for the sins of all mankind, then arose from the dead in order that we may have eternal life.

Copyright © 1997-2000 Timothy A. & Kimberly B. Southall

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