First we must accept that we are sinners. . .
Isaiah 59:2, “But your sinful acts have alienated you from your God….”
Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God.”
Do you believe it is easier to act good or bad? Let me put it this way… If one of your close friends gossiped about you, what would your first response be? If it were me, I’d be hurt, upset, and want to retaliate. My initial response would not be one of love and understanding, it would more than likely be one of a more sinful nature. Wouldn’t you agree? This is a picture of our sinful nature coming naturally. The truth is we all are sinners, born into sin, and we all fall short of the glory of God. When Adam and Eve committed the first sin in the Garden of Eden, we all became bound, by birth, to a sinful nature.
Does God have a Resolution?
God said in Romans 5:8, that while we were yet sinners God loved us. That means that while we were committing sins and turning our backs on the Lord, he sought us out and desired us. So God in his love sent His son to die in our place and cleans us of our sins.
Romans 4:25, “[Christ] was given over because of our sins and was raised for the sake of our justification.”
2 Corinthians 5:21, “God made the one who knew no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God.”
These verses are telling us that Jesus took our sins on the cross at Calvary and died in your place and mine, so that he might bridge the gap between us and God. This is an extraordinary act of Love from our Savior. Jesus gave it all so that all who believe in Him have the opportunity to share eternal life with their Father in heaven.
How to know Christ?
2 Peter 3:9, “The Lord is… not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
Anyone and everyone can come to know Christ as their Savior. He died on the cross so that ALL people of every tribe, nation, and color can know Him. No one is beyond the reach of Christ and no sin is so bad that it is unforgivable. He forgives any and ALL sins, no matter how big or small, all sins are the same size to our Savior.
Today is the day to get right with God. We are on His time clock, not ours, and because of that we do not know when our last day will be on this earth. So now is the time to get right with God. Please don’t put it off until tomorrow, now is the time.
John 1:12, “But to all who have received him–those who believe in his name–he has given the right to become God’s children.”
If you would like to know God personally and accept Him into your life please say this prayer… keep in mind this prayer does not save you, it is only the sincerity of it.
Please forgive me for I am a sinner and have sinned against you. I believe with all my heart in your Son Jesus Christ, who died and gave his life on the cross for my sins. I am ready to leave my old life behind and embrace a new life found in You. Please create in me a clean heart God and renew me from within. In Jesus name Amen.
If you have sincerely said that prayer than please contact me (click here). As I would love to disciple you and aid you in growing your relationship with Christ.
Now What? I said the prayer whats the Next Step?
Step 1 – Find another believer or contact me and start getting discipled. Learn about your Savior.
Step 2- Begin reading the Bible. My suggestion is to start in 1 John and start a prayer life with your Savior. (There is no special way to pray, just tell God how you feel.)
Step 3- Find a good non-denominational church that focuses on the Bible and get involved.
As a New Believer, what are the “Essentials.”
1. The first & most important is we must have a relationship with Christ, He is the basis of our Salvation. Because of Christ, I am saved! Not because of anything I have done, but By His grace & His grace alone, we are saved!
Ephesians 2:8, “ For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.”
2. The Second is we must have faith. Faith is the very means of our justification. If we don’t have faith in Him, then we have nothing.
Romans 5:1, “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
3. Lastly we gotta have a fruit filled life. You must apply your faith. Put your faith in action!
James 2:26, “For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.”
Good works are a manifestation of what you know and believe and by all means the ‘works’ do not save you, Grace does, however the Scriptures are clear that faith without works, is nothing but dead faith. If you find that you have no applied change, then check your relationship with God and pray and seek His counsel.