Jesus Christ rose from the grave. The Bible is very REAL and TRUE. Jesus is alive and wants you to meet him personally.
God wants to have a relationship with you. Below are important truths from the Bible:
Sin has separated you from God -In the Bible, “sin” is defined as breaking God’s instructions for life. We have all broken God’s commandments. Everyone has been selfish, sinning against God and the people that surround them in life. We have each made the sin “mistake” (Romans 3:23). Our entire race has been born into a full-on mess. Wars, cruelty, and other bad things in life affect everyone of us from day one. Our sins have separated us all from a holy God, and because of our sin He can’t allow us into his perfect kingdom. Many of us would end up destroying his Kingdom just like we are destroying life on earth. Instead of being united with God, we are destined to spend eternity separated from God in hell. God made provision to “save” mankind from this fate.
You cannot repair your broken relationship with God – Some people think that we can earn God’s forgiveness by doing good or by being religious. The Bible teaches that the only payment for sin is death. Someone must die for the sins that we committed, so that we can be reconciled to God. (Romans 6:23; Ezekiel 18:20).
Jesus died on the cross to for the debt of our sins – Jesus was sinless and owed no debt to God, so he could pay for all of humanity’s sins. He took our place on the cross and suffered the death that we deserved. Because of the death and resurrection of Jesus, it is possible for God to justly forgive our sins and offer us salvation. Sacrificial love is the highest love – it literally saved the world. It also shows us a wonderful image of how to live in harmony with God and others. Jesus came back to life after giving his life for others. It started a revolution of faith. Now all the world could partake in the same benefits Jesus obtained for all, the forgiveness of sins and restoration of our relationship to God. (Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24)
You must receive the gift that Jesus died to give you – Jesus died to save us from a horrible fate. You need to receive this gift of salvation through faith (believing, trusting). You need to believe that Jesus died for your sins and rose again. You must believe Jesus really was the promised Messiah, the Son of God that he claimed to be. In faith, you have to completely rely on Jesus to make you right with God. Because Jesus died on the cross, your sins have already been forgiven. Also, pray about the decision to put God on the throne as your Lord and Savior of your life!
Do you believe? You may believe but are wondering how you can talk to God and also express this faith. No “prayer” will make you a Christian or save you. You just have to believe. It is only about faith in God and Jesus. The prayer below is for some guidance . But, what matters is your heart – let your calling on the Lord come from your heart. Just pray in your heart and confess to the Lord and others that you Believe!
Thank you for loving me and forgiving my sins. I believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins. I know Jesus then rose again! I admit that I am a sinner, and that I need you to save me. I can NEVER do it alone! I ask that you forgive my sins and I turn from them now. I invite Jesus into my life as my Savior. I am turning myself over to you, Jesus. I am asking you, God, to also help me follow Jesus as long as I live. Thank you for giving me eternal life and making me your child. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
If you meant the above, then Jesus meant it too! Ask God to teach you through the Holy Spirit! Read the Bible and start assembling together with other Bible-believing Christians any chance you get. Trust God and his Word alone and he will guide you into amazing truths and a wonderful new life!
If you have any questions about how to meet Jesus or want someone to pray with you, just let John or Natalie know.