God's Plan of Salvation
In Vacation Bible School we teach the "ABCs of Becoming a Christian" because they are easy for the children to understand and remember. ABC stands for Admit, Believe and Confess. Jesus becomes your Savior and Lord when you admit you are a sinner, believe that Jesus is God’s Son and trust Jesus to save you, and confess your faith in Him as your Savior and Lord.
We want to provide a more detailed description with reference to God's Word of what it means to be a Christian. Being a Christian means that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. It doesn’t mean that you are perfect, but it does mean that you are forgiven and have been restored into a relationship with God through the death, burial, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. It also means that you have a future with God after this life in heaven where Jesus has gone to prepare your forever home. God's Plan of Salvation does not refer to a specific, documented “plan” to accept salvation, but here is some scripture to help you understand what it means:
Romans 3:23 tells us that every person on earth falls short of the requirements to be able to enter heaven after this life is over.
"All" refers to every man, woman and child. Every person must admit that they are a sinner before they can be saved.
Romans 6:23 helps us to understand that being a sinner carries a penalty.
This verse lets us know how bad our situation is and then immediately lets us know that we have hope through the gift of God and his name is Jesus Christ, our Lord. The disciple John referred to this in his writings as passing from death to life. Paul was writing here that God showed His unflinching, unwavering love for us by sending His Son to die on the cross for us.
John 14:6 tells us that Jesus is the only way to heaven.
Many people have questioned this verse and sought to disprove it, but evidence will show that Jesus truly is the only way to heaven. At some point, you need to trust (have faith) that this verse is true.