This is the most important blog I have ever or shall ever post. It is the simple plan of salvation that I have used for about 50 years to lead people to Christ. I do hope that you will share this on your Facebook wall. It will be of help to fellow Christians in knowing how to win people to Christ. It will be your witnessing to those who have not yet been born again. I hope you will print it and distribute to your friends or small group Bible study class.
I begin by explaining to a lost friend that the Bible is a big book. The book of Genesis tells how things began and the book of Revelation tells how things are going to end. The book of Romans tells people how to get to heaven. This is the only book that we will use. You only need to remember Romans 3:23. You may then write next to it Romans 6:23, etc. This is a simply map that easily guides you down the road which ends with a person accepting Christ as Lord and Savior.
1. Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
When the Bible says that “all” have sinned that means everyone on earth. Billy Graham and the Pope have sinned. (Have the person admit that he has sinned.)
2. Romans 6:23-A, “For the wages of sin is death...”
Ask the person if he has ever gotten paid wages for something done. (Let him name a job that he has done and been paid for his work.) Explain that the “wages”/ payment of sin is “death.” Explain that when a person dies, he is buried and is separated from his family and loved ones. Then explain that “death” in this verse means separation from God for eternity or going to hell, the place of everlasting separation.
3. Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Explain that Jesus took the “wages of sin” upon Himself and died for us. Since He died for us, we need not experience spiritual death.
4. Romans 6:23-B, “…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Ask the person to name a gift he received last Christmas. Then ask if he had to pay for the gift that was given. Someone else paid for it. Jesus paid for our salvation and it is offered as a gift. Note that “eternal life” is “through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Ask the person if he wants eternal life or a home in heaven. I then take off my diamond ring and have it represent eternal life. I place the ring in the Bible. I then inform that the only way to get the ring is to accept the Bible because the ring is in the Bible. Heaven is within Jesus and you must accept Jesus to get heaven. How is this done?
5. Romans 10:9, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus (or that Jesus is Lord), and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
Ask the person if he believes that Jesus was raised from the dead. Explain we celebrate this event in a special way on Easter. If he responds in the affirmative tell him that he is half way to being saved. All that remains is the confession.
6. Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Ask the person to knell with you and to repeat your words from his heart. “Dear Lord, I come to you a sinner. I repent of my sins and now accept you as my Lord and Savior. In Jesus name. (Do not say amen, he will stand if you do.) While still on you knees ask him if he really meant that prayer. When he says yes, ask, “According to the Word of God, what just happened to you?” (Show him the words, “…shall be saved.”) Then ask if he can take you by the hand and say for the first time in his life that Jesus is his Savior. While still on your knees, thank the Lord for saving his soul.
If someone else is in the room ask the person to go tell them what just happened. It is important that he immediately begin telling others about being saved.
Explain that after a person is saved Jesus instructs them to be baptized. This let’s the world know that you are a Christian. Tell him that you will pick him up on Sunday and take him to your church where you will sit with him. During the invitation you will walk down the isle and introduce him to your pastor. Let him know that everyone in the church building will be so happy about his accepting Christ as personal Lord and Savior.
Have several of your Christian friends visit or call the new convert to let him know how glad they are that he accepted Christ.