God's Plan of
Becoming a Christian is the most important decision you can make. This
decision does not only determine where you will spend eternity, but it
will determine every aspect of your life..
All People Have Sinned Against God
The Bible says, "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"
(Romans 3:23). The word sin means to miss a target by falling short of
that target. Sin is the failure of a person to live the life which God
has planned for him to live. Everyone has sinned, it is universal.
The Price of Sin Is High
The Bible says, "the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is
eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23). The person
who lives without God in this life will pay the awful price of an
eternity separated from God. The Bible calls this place of separation
hell. Hell was never meant to be the eternal home of mankind, but God
could not allow rebellious people to enter into heaven. Heaven is the
eternal dwelling of God's people, and it is a place where God lives in
perfect harmony with His people.
God Loves us in Spite of Our Sin
The Bible says, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while
we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8).
Because of the righteousness of God, man must pay the penalty for sin,
or someone who is acceptable to God must pay the penalty. The death of
Jesus is the greatest demonstration of the love of God for sinners. It
is a great love for someone to die in place of a loved one. But Jesus
died for those in rebellion.
Repent, Turn Toward God, and Have Your Sins Completely Taken Away
The Bible says, "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins
may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the
presence of the Lord;" (Acts 3:19). The word repent means to turn around
and go in a different direction. It means a change of mind and life
toward God. If you are willing to turn to God, then God will restore you
to childhood purity. Jesus described this experience as the "new birth."
Your part is to confess your sin, and God's part is to forgive and
By Grace You Receive His Free Gift (Eternal Life) Through Faith Which is Also from God
The Bible says, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not
of yourselves: it is the gift of God." (Ephesians 2:8). The word grace
refers to the kindness and love of God in His willingness to forgive and
save. Faith means to trust to a point of commitment. You cannot just
believe in God. You must be willing to give your life to God's teachings
and God's will. Salvation is God's gift if you will receive it with a
commitment to turn and follow Jesus.
Confess Jesus and Believe That He Was Raised from the Dead by God
The Bible says, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord
Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from
the dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9). The word confess means to
acknowledge to God that Jesus is Savior and Lord, to believe with all
your heart that Jesus died on the cross for you and came out of the
grave, and to believe that He is alive and will change your life as you follow
and obey His teachings.
Pray to the Lord and Be Saved:
The Bible says, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord
shall be saved." (Romans 10:13). Whoever means anyone can ask God for
forgiveness of sin and turn from sin and follow Jesus.
Pray this simple prayer and mean it and you will be saved
"Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I know You
died on the cross for me. I now turn from my sins and ask You to forgive me.
I invite You into my heart and life. I trust You as Savior and will follow
You as Lord. Thank You for saving me. Amen."
If you prayed this prayer to receive Jesus Christ as your Savior, would
you email me and tell me? I care about you.
This prayer of faith begins you on the greatest journey one can ever
make. You need to contact a local Bible believing church and tell them
of your decision. They will instruct you on baptism and church
Faith in Jesus Christ makes the difference between
despair and hope.
"For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life."
God doesn't call the qualified,
He qualifies the called.