We invite you to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior!
You see, no matter your background, where you come from, or where you’re going, God gave His Son, Jesus, so that you would not have to die, but have eternal life (John 3:16).
You might think, “Well I’m a good person. Surely, I’m going to heaven.” Or, “I belong to denomination ABC or church XYZ. Surely, I’m going to heaven.” Or even, “It doesn’t matter which way I choose, I’ll go to heaven when I die. All paths lead to God, anyway.”
Read along and see what the Bible has to say. All scripture references are taken from the New King James Version of the Bible.
The two passages above explain that all have sinned and no matter what good you do in life, it cannot earn you eternal life. Even if you never knowingly committed sin in your life, you were born with a sin nature. Sporting or boasting about a membership card to a certain organization, church, or denomination cannot save you because salvation is a free gift from God.
the bible goes on to say…
Now there are a lot people in the world proclaiming to know the way to God and eternal life. Some even say it does not matter which route you take (Buddhism, Islam, Confucianism, Self-Enlightenment, Nature, Astrology, Psychics, etc.), all roads lead to the same God. But, in John 14:6, Jesus emphatically declares that He is the only way to the Father. He does not share this role with anyone or anything else. It is by His Name and His Name alone that you can be saved.
how does one become saved?
Believing in your heart and making a simple confession with your mouth that Jesus is Lord is all you have to do to be saved. The great thing about calling on Jesus is that He will not put you on hold and make you wait for salvation. When you call upon Him by confessing Him as Lord of your life, you will be saved. There is no question about it. By now you might say, “Salvation is a free gift I cannot earn. Looking over my life, I can’t say that I deserve to be saved.”
What does the bible go on to say?
We have already seen in the Bible that you cannot earn salvation. But, there is also nothing that you have done or could ever do in your life to make you ineligible to receive salvation through Jesus. God has given you the right to do so. You do not have to clean yourself up to approach Him. Come exactly as you are. When you accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, those things that you have done in the past are left behind in the past.
Skeptics might say, “Well that’s all fine and good. But, do you really expect us to believe in the Bible? Adam and Eve, Noah and the Ark, a burning bush, a virgin birth, Jesus dying on a cross to save the world, and His resurrection…Those events seem just a little farfetched.”
I CORINTHIANS 1:21, 25
The beauty of the Bible is that it is so simple. Anyone can understand it by accepting it as truth by faith. As indicated in the scriptures above (Ephesians 2:8 and Romans 10:9), accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life is a step of faith. Hebrews 11:6 says, that it is impossible to please God without faith. Jesus, in John 20:29, says those who have not seen and still believe are blessed.
God has given you the choice to believe and have life, or not to believe and have death. In so much as He urges you to choose life through Jesus, He will not force you. He loves you enough to give you a choice. He protects a decision to choose life just as He does a decision to choose death.
A prayer for salvation
Should you decide to accept the free gift of eternal life God has made available to you through Jesus, believe in your heart and say the following prayer with your mouth:
”I believe that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe He died for me on Calvary’s tree, bearing my sins for me. I believe that He rose from the dead and is alive right now.
Dear Lord Jesus, come into my life now! Come into my heart now.
I believe in my heart, therefore, I say with my mouth that Jesus Christ is my personal Lord and Savior. And I am, right now, born again.”
If you just prayed the prayer above you are now born again. Nothing spectacular may have happen to you as you prayed and you may not feel any different from the way you felt two minutes before you prayed. But make no mistake, you are saved. Don’t let anyone or even yourself convince you otherwise. When you leave this life, heaven will be your home.
Where Do I Go From Here?
We rejoice with you in your decision to make Jesus Christ Lord of your life. Welcome to the family of God. Accepting Jesus as Lord of your life opens up a door of opportunities to you.
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