The first step in a complete plan of salvation is the recognition of sin and turning away from it, or repentance. God's plan of salvation entails rebirth, as Peter explains in Acts 2:38. Depending on the denomination and its statements of faith, there may be a different first step.Continue Reading
Mormon.org advocates that exercising faith in Him is the first step in a complete plan of salvation. This agrees with Mark 16:16 and, to a degree, Romans 10:9, although neither scripture holds that a total, mature faith is an absolute prerequisite, since faith grows over time.
Repentance and baptism are central to the plan of salvation that many Christian denominations advocate. Furthermore, the steps are a template and not a specific doctrine that fails to culminate in salvation if not completed in precisely the advised order.
Baptism may precede faith, and both potentially support repentance, which is an ongoing process.Learn more about Religion