Plan of Salvation
Do you know Jesus Christ as your Savior?
Harmony with God
When God created man, he designed him to have perfect fellowship and harmony with himself. The perfection that man enjoyed also gave him the ability to have complete fellowship and harmony with other human beings. In addition to being perfectly created, man was given a will by which he could freely choose to obey God and stay within God's fellowship, or he could choose to disobey God and follow the consequences of an independent course.
Rebellion against God
God's command to the first man, Adam, was to not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The Lord warned him that if he disobeyed and ate it, he would surely die. Death involves separation. Spiritually it means man's spirit is separated from fellowship with God. Physically it means man's soul is separated from his body. Adam chose to disobey God. That act caused him to die and lose his perfect fellowship with God. It also caused him to have a sin nature. By default each individual since that time has inherited the sin nature. That sin nature manifests itself in wrong motives, wrong attitudes and wrong actions. God's perfect justice demands that every person's sin must be judged, and that judgment is to be separated from God for eternity in hell.
Restored Relationship with God
The good news is that because God loves the entire world, the Son of God (Jesus Christ) willingly came to earth as a sinless man, perfectly obeyed the Father, and chose to die in man's place to satisfy God's righteous judgment on sin. Christ then miraculously rose from the dead as proof that God's justice had been satisfied. Every person who unreservedly believes in him is cleansed from the penalty of sin.
Salvation is a work of God. An individual is saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. No good works of any sort from man can secure salvation. Scriptural faith is always active and never static. It is demonstrated by willing obedience to the Word of God. That means a believer repents (turns from sin), agrees from the heart that Jesus died for him and rose from the dead, is baptized (immersed in water), and has a desire to follow Christ's teachings. That spiritual birth then gives the true believer a new nature empowered by the Holy Spirit to live a life that witnesses of the grace and mercy of God.
While it is not necessary to be a Christian to benefit from membership with MÂCHÉ, choosing to become a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ will change your life for good and give you hope for now and eternity. If you have any questions, please contact MACHE at firstname.lastname@example.org.