Jesus answered and said unto him, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3
1. God says that all men are sinners.
“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Rom. 3:23 If you’re honest with yourself, you know that you’ve told a lie. That makes you a sinner.
2. God says that payment must be made for sin.
“For the wages of sin is death. Romans 6:23 “...and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8
A wage is something earned, and we have earned death in Hell for our sins. God gives us a choice, however!
3. God says that only Jesus can save us from Hell, because only Christ paid for our sins.
“But God commended His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
God loves us so much that He sent His son Jesus to die on the cross for us. He took upon Himself every sin that you and I would ever commit and His blood cleansed our sins. He arose and conquered death and sin! Many know about what He did, but haven’t made it personal by accepting Him as their Savior.
4. God says that the ONLY way to receive the free gift of eternal life in Heaven is to accept Jesus Christ into our hearts as our personal Savior.
“But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23 "No man cometh unto the Father, but by Me." John 14:6
Eternal life is a free gift of God. Heaven does not cost us baptism, church membership, or trying to be a good person. We simply must call on Christ and trust only in Him.
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven, given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
“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
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13
HERE IS HOW YOU CAN ACCEPT CHRIST:
Do you admit that you are a sinner? Do you admit that because of your sins you deserve to go to Hell? Do you realize that Jesus died on the cross for your sins and that on the third day He arose victorious over death and sin? Do you realize that Jesus wants to give you eternal life in Heaven if you are willing to call on Him and trust Him as your Savior?
Since Jesus would be willing to take you just like you are, wouldn’t you be willing to receive Him as your Savior right now? Praying does not save anyone, but trusting Christ 100% and receiving His free gift of salvation gives you eternal life in Heaven. If you would like to receive Jesus as your Savior, then sincerely tell Him something like this:
“Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. If I died today, I would go to Hell. I know that you died for me on the cross and shed your blood for my sins. Please forgive me for my sins, come into my heart, and take me to heaven when I die. I’m trusting only in you as my Savior. Thank you for saving me. Amen.”
Did you pray to accept Jesus as your Savior? We’d love to help provide you with support for your Christian life. Please come by, call, or drop us a note! Pastor Kirkpatrick