Plan of Salvation
This demonstrates the fact that God wants us to do exactly what He tells us to do. You cannot offer your works as a substitute for God’s simple required works for us. No human effort, outside of the plan of God, will in any way be looked upon with favor by God for the atonement of past sins (Justification).
No difference between then and now. As in the Old Testament and with Cain, so in the New Testament. The gospel will be of no value to us if we do not combine it with faith in the Messiah. Faith produces obedience to what Jesus commands.
If we do not have faith in the Messiah to give us the power to stop sinning, then the gospel will do us no good and we will be lost. No matter how much church going you do, or singing in the choir, or reading of the Word of God. If you don’t experience the life-changing power of Jesus Christ in your life, and stop sinning, you are wasting your time.
Even Jesus acknowledged that salvation “is from the Jews.” John 4:22. You just can’t get around it. It is not a new gospel of the “New Testament”, but one that has been taught from the Garden of Eden. The Old Testament was written to be an example and “warnings for us.” 1 Corinthians 10:11. Then he goes on to say, “be careful that you don’t fall.” Verse 12.
The plan of salvation was laid right from the beginning: do what is right, obey God, be accepted and be eternally saved. Do wrong: sin, and die. Your choice. You must master sin. You must live righteously. If you make a mistake, confess it, turn away from it, calling on the name of Jesus in faith to forgive. But if you continue in sin, trying to do your own works, you will die. “We shouldn’t complain when we are being punished for our sins. Instead, we should think about the way we are living, and turn back to the LORD. Lamentations 3:39, 40. The three concepts of the “everlasting gospel”, “Plan of Salvation” is what Jesus taught:
2. Stop sinning: John 5:14
3. Keep the Ten Commandments to get your eternal life: Matthew 19:17