GOD'S PLAN

GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION

Repentance, Baptism, with the gift of the Holy Ghost

1- First, God asks us to repent. This means that we make the choice of turning our back on all sin and turning to God in faith. Repentance is motivated by godly sorrow, and it includes confession of sins to God.  This is non-negotiable...a must.

2- Second, we must be baptized (immersed) in the Name of Jesus Christ. In Matthew 28:19 Jesus told His disciples to baptize in the name (Jesus) of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

He did not say to baptize in the titles. If this command literally meant to use the titles Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, then there would be a great contradiction in the Bible, for the disciples never baptized in any way but in the name of Jesus. (See Acts 2:38; 8:16; 10:48; 19:5; 22:16.)  Jesus said to baptize in the NAME (singular) of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. These titles are not the one proper name of God, but terms that describe God's relationships to humanity.

 

These three roles of God are revealed to us in the Name of Jesus. 

The name of the Son is Jesus (Matthew 1:21). Moreover, Jesus said that He came in the Father's Name and that the Holy Ghost would be sent in His name (John 5:43; 14:26). The one saving name of God is Jesus, which literally means Jehovah-Savior. Jesus was the one God of the Old Testament who came in flesh to be our Savior.

 

 

"There is none other Name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).

"Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His Name" (Luke 24:47). In Jesus dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Colossians 2:9), so to fulfill Matthew 28:19 we must baptize in Jesus' name.

3- Third, God will pour out the gift of the Holy Ghost on us as He did on the disciples, and we will receive the same Bible evidence - speaking in other tongues. (See Acts 2:4; 10:46; 19:6.) As Jesus said, "These signs shall follow them that believe ... they shall speak with new tongues" (Mark 16:17). It takes all three steps to complete God's plan of salvation for the New Testament church.

Our heart is burdened for those who really love the Lord and pray you are not cheated out of YOUR inheritance. In your search of the Scriptures, see whether these things are true or not, and earnestly ask God to baptize you with the Holy Ghost. These are the days of the "latter rain," which God is sending to ripen the grain for the harvest. Now is the time to examine the heart of your beliefs to see whether or not you are in the faith of the apostles. Soon He will come to catch away...RAPTURE...those who have the same Spirit dwelling in them that raised up Jesus from the dead.