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How To Be Saved

            Romans 3:23-24 in the New International Version (NIV) of the Holy Bible tells us that "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus." We are all sinners, and we all need justification. The Bible tells us this in many places, and most people believe that there is a right and a wrong.
             Therefore, if there is a right and a wrong, there must be a way to make the wrongs right again. Jesus provided the way to do this by dying on a cross. John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life." (NIV) So, one must believe, accept, and next, spend time with God.
             The most important part of the plan is probably the most simple. It requires only one thing, and that is to ask. "And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved- (Joel 2:32). After asking, one should make a public declaration that they want to be saved, and follow the Lord. Baptism is what Jesus did, and he set an example for us to follow. Paul tells us in Acts 22:16, "And now, what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.".
             The salvation plan is simple. It is clear, precise, and possible for most any to understand. Believe in God, repent, ask, and declare. There really isn't anything that is difficult to understand, but yet it is hard for me to comprehend. Not the how, but why Jesus would do this for us. We killed him by nailing his hand to a tree. That has to hurt very badly. I don't understand why someone would do this for me, and for the people that actually pierced his skin. We humans are terrible, and I would find if incredibly hard to die for anyone on this earth, but yet God died for the most terrible of people. .
             I recently had an experience that helped me understand the whole salvation plan a little better.

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