PLAN OF SALVATION
assembled by Russell Earl Kelly
You can know for sure whether or not you have personally experienced salvation.
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. KJV
1:12 … I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto
him against that day. [knowledge; not guessing or hoping]
1 John 5:13 These things have I written unto you
that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the
name of the Son of God. KJV [know]
2. Admit that you are
a sinner in need of salvation. The Holy Spirit convicts
of the need to believe in Christ. The mere acknowledgment of sinfulness is proof of the Holy Spirit’s conviction.
16:7-11 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter
will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world
of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 Of sin, because they believe not on me; 10 Of righteousness, because
I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. KJV
Confess your faith in Jesus as Savior and His resurrection. Saving knowledge of Jesus as the Savior comes from a heart yielded to God. Conviction that Christ has been
resurrected is supernatural revelation from God. Saving faith is demonstrated when we openly confess our faith in Jesus
Christ. We can then claim to possess salvation because God’s Word has promised it to us.
Rom 10:9 That if thou
shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,
thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made
unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference
between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall
call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. KJV
4. You must claim the promises of God's Word.
Believe that God has kept His promises in His Word. This is
where inner peace comes from (not from our works of obedience which will surely follow). Our “feelings” are
not a necessary “proof” of our relationship with God. You don't have to FEEL saved in order to BE saved
any more than you always have to feel married in order to be married.
John 1:12 But as many as received
him, to them gave he power [authority] to become the sons of God, even to them that believe
on his name. KJV
been saved, you should have an ACTIVE CONSCIENCE. This is
a reminder that you are a new “creation” [born again] with a new desire to obey your Heavenly Father. Those
without an active conscience have (a) either never been saved or (b)fallen out of fellowship with God and are sure
to be disciplined.
Romans 9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness
in the Holy Spirit. (also 1 Pet 3:20,21) [the still small voice]
6. Peace accompanies salvation. You are an adopted child of God in a secure relationship because all of your sins have been forgiven (1 John
3:2; Colossians 2:13; Rom 8:30-39). Sins committed after the new birth should be confessed because they can remove
“fellowship” but nor relationship (1 John 1:3-9).
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy
Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance,
whatsoever I have said unto you. 27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the
world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. KJV
7. Your lifestyle and desires should be different from those around you who do not
profess to have been saved. You, not they, are a new creation
with new desires and spiritual abilities to serve God.
2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:
old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. KJV
8. Habitual sacrificial love for the brethren should control our life decisions.
1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every
one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth G od. KJV
1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his
brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also. KJV
9. Offer forgiveness to those who have
sinned against you whether or not they deserve it.
1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the
brethren. He that loves not his brother abides in death. KJV
10. Habitually confess
and overcome new sins as you continue growing in Christ.
1 John 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot
sin, because he is born of God. KJV
These accomplishments must fit into the category
of miracles because they are against our sinful nature.