A Beautiful View at LaBelle View Church of Christ

How to Become a Christian

The Bible is comprehensive and mentions a plan of obedience
that one may follow to achieve salvation.
This plan is called the plan of salvation: Hear, Faith, Repent, Confess, Baptism, Faithfulness.

1. Hear the Gospel

John 6:45
Romans 10:14
Romans 10:17
Revelation 1:3
James 1:22

must hear and learn
must hear to believe
must hear word of Christ
a blessing in hearing and doing
be doers, not hearers only

2. Believe (Have Faith)

Hebrews 11:6
James 2:24
Mark 16:16
John 6:29
John 8:24
John 5:24
Acts 16:31
Romans 16:26
Galatians 5:6

faith required
not faith only
believe to be saved
faith is a work
believe, or die in sins
hear Christ and believe God
believe on the Lord Jesus
faith required obedience
faith works through love

3. Repent of Sin

Luke 13:3, 5
Acts 17:30
Acts 2:38
Acts 3:19
Acts 26:20
Revelation 2:5
Luke 15:7
Romans 2:4
2 Corinthians 7:9,10

repent or perish
commanded to repent
repent for forgiveness of sin
repent for blessing
repent to turn to God & good works
repentance shown by works
repentance brings joy
goodness of God leads to repentance
Godly sorrow works repentance

4. Confess Christ

Romans 10:9, 10
Matthew 10:32, 33
Matthew 16:16
1 Timothy 6:12
Acts 8:35-38

confess unto salvation
confess Christ (Luke 12:8)
Peter's example
the good confession (witness)
the Eunuch's confession

5. Be Baptized

Acts 10:48
Acts 2:38
Mark 16:16
1 Peter 3:21

baptism commanded
for remission of sins
baptism saves
(See also under "Baptism?")


Acts 10:48
Romans 6:3, 4
Acts 2:38
1 Peter 3:21
Acts 22:16
Galatians 3:26, 27
1 Corinthians 12:13
John 3:23
Acts 8:38
Acts 8:39
Matthew 28:19
Ephesians 4:4
Acts 18:24-19:7

a burial (immersion) Colossians 2:12
for forgiveness of sins
to be saved Mark 16:16
to wash away sins
to get into Christ
to get into the body (church)
requires much water
requires going down into the water
rejoicing comes after baptism
in the name of Father, Son and Holy Spirit
one baptism
John's baptism invalid now

6. Obedience Necessary (Faithfulness)

Matthew 7:21
Acts 5:29
Hebrews 5:8, 9
1 Samuel 15:22
Romans 6:17
Ephesians 6:1
Titus 3:1-3
2 Thessalonian 1:8
Romans 16:26
1 John 3:22

must say and do God's will James 1:25
must obey God, not man
Christ saves those who obey him
obedience better than sacrifice
obey God's doctrine, not man's
children obey parents in the Lord
obedience toward others
obey gospel or be lost
there is an obedience of faith
there is reward for obedience

Adapted in large part from a tract provided by Parchment Press.

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