Wondering about God? He isn’t far away…
FIRST You must accept that your are not perfect.
(Romans 3:23), “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
(Romans 3:10), “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.”
No one is perfect. No one has lived up to God’s perfect standard.
SECOND, You must accept that as an imperfect human, there is a debt to pay.
(Romans 6:23), “For the wages of sin is death … .”
(Ezekiel 18:4), “The soul that sins, it shall die.”
This death is described in the Bible as the second death, the lake of fire,
(Revelation 20:l4), “Death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.”
If we are to pay what we owe as sinners, we must spend an eternity in the lake of fire (Hell).
THIRD, You must accept the free gift that Jesus has paid on your behalf.
(Romans 5:6), “For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.”
(Hebrews 2:9b), ” . .that He by the grace of God might taste death for everyone.”
Christ was the only perfect human to walk this earth. He never commited a sin, and the Bible teaches that God took all of our sin and placed it on Him. While Jesus was bearing all of our sins in His own body, God punished Him in our place to pay the debt we owe. This is not something God promised to do. It is something God has already done. It is like we were on death row and when the guard called our name to be executed, Jesus yelled “Here!” and took our place.
(John 3:16), “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
(II Corinthians 5:21), “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
It is a fact, Jesus Christ has already paid your sin debt and that of all mankind; but it is up to each of us to reach out and take that free gift personally for ourselves.
FOURTH, You must accept by faith what the Bible says Jesus did for you. Ninety times in the Gospel of John alone the Bible says “Believe.”
(John 3:36), “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.”
In this verse. Jesus divides the world into two groups: those who are believing and those who are not believing on the Son. Those who believe have everlasting life, and those who do not believe shall not see life. The word believe means to trust, to depend on, to rely on. To believe on the Lord Jesus Christ means that you accept the fact that you are a sinner, that as a sinner you owe the sin penalty, and that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the debt you owe. But it means going one step further. It means that you will completely trust Christ to get you to Heaven – that you will put the matter of your salvation in His hands and depend on Him for everlasting life. Now the moment you do this, God promises you are not condemned but have everlasting life and that you shall never perish.
(John 5:24), “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.”
If you will trust Jesus Christ as your Savior, pray this simple prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know I’m not perfect. I am a sinner, and I deserve to pay my own sin debt, but I do believe that You died for me to pay the debt that I owe. Today, the best I know how, I trust You as my Lord and Saviour. I will depend on You from this moment on for my salvation, Now help me to live for You and to be a good Christian. Amen.
If you have prayed this simple prayer and meant it in your heart, please contact one of our pastors and let us know about this exciting transformation taking place in you life.