Thursday, April 25, 2013

God’s Simple Plan of Salvation

Since I decided to continue my life in “outside world” I often go to the church and practice my obligation as a Roman Catholic. Sometimes I keep on asking myself “Am I still saved??” but now, it is not a question of how good you are, nor if you are a church member, but napapatanong pa din ako eh! Am I saved? Am I sure that I will go to Heaven when I died?
Someone told me “Lived life to the fullest” (Jn 10:10). Life is too short and this is just enough to live it to the fullest. LIFE is too short, that’s right because beyond life here on earth there is much better life that we hoped and that is the EVERLASTING LIFE IN HEAVEN.
God says in order to go to Heaven you must be born again or simply repent and changed for good and if you are good already be better and if you’re better now be the best! always aim for the higher reason because you are born for greater things “ad maiora natus”.
In John 3:7, Jesus said to Nicodemus, “You must be born again.”
But “HOW?”
I remember someone told me again these words, but that time I didn’t understand him well because he is very theological.
 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). 
Because I am a sinner I am condemned to death, for the payment of sin is death (Romans 3:23) this includes eternal separation from God in hell. We all know that we are appointed to death, for us, as a human being may hanganan ang lahat and after this - the judgement.
The book “deus caritas est” or “God is LOVE” the proposition for me, is God loved us so much that he gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to bear our sin. My sins, your sins and all our sins were laid upon Jesus. He became our substitute. So in short Jesus already saved us and we are saved already? Does it end our worries on how to go in Heaven?
For me that is not the end of the quest yet someone done our part. We have a part also in order to be saved.
We must believe to our Savior!
Simply believe in Him as the one who substitute you in your payment of death – your sin, the one who died, buried and resurrect. His resurrection is the assurance of our claim for everlasting life.
Remember this always, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
So believe! And do your part!
Realized that you’re a SINNER, don’t worry I am also a sinner and because I realized that I am a sinner “God be merciful to me” and this is my prayer “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, buried, and resurrect 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.”
 Take the words and claim His salvation by fait!
 Loved as you lived!

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