What the Bible says about God
God loves mankind
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
– The Gospel of John (chapter 3, verse 16)
God is Holy
“Your eyes are too pure to approve evil, and You can not look on wickedness with favor.”
– The book of Habakkuk (chapter 1, verse 13a)
It is because of God’s love that He desires a relationship with mankind whom He has created. Yet because of His holiness, He can
have no dealings with sin. That presents a problem…
What the Bible says about Sin
All have sinned
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
– The book of Romans (chapter 3, verse 23)
Each of us has committed acts that are sinful. But more than that, because we are born with a sinful nature, we fall short of God’s standard of perfection.
Sin separates us from God
“But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He does not hear.” – The book of Isaiah (chapter 59, verse 2)
Because God is holy, He cannot look upon sin or accept sinful man into His presence. Yet because of His great love, He has
made provision for man’s sin…
What the Bible says about Jesus
Jesus is God
“For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form.”
– The Book of Colossians (chapter 2, verse 9)
Jesus is not just a good man, moral teacher or historical figure. He is God in a human body.
Jesus Died for Our Sins
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
– The book of Romans (chapter 5, verse 8)
The death of Christ demonstrated the love of God and satisfied the demands of His holiness God. His perfect sacrifice paid for our sins and took them away.
Jesus is the only way of salvation
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.'” – The Gospel of John (chapter 14, verse 6)
“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
– The book of Acts (chapter 4, verse 12)
We cannot come to God on our own terms. God, who created us, has provided a way for us to know Him, but that way is only through His Son, Jesus.
What the Bible says about Mankind
We must repent of our old way of living
“Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away.
– The book of Acts (chapter 3, vs19)
Salvation is turning from our old way of living, independent from God, and turning to Him and the new life He offers.
We must receive Christ
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.”
– The Gospel of John (chapter 1, verse 12)
“…if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”
– The Book of Romans (chapter 10, verses 9-10)
Salvation is a result not just of intellectually believing or of having an emotional experience. Salvation comes when we are ready to surrender our wills to Him. It is not just the words we say, but the attitude of our hearts. If you would like to receive Christ, this is the attitude He is looking for…
LORD JESUS, I NEED YOU, I RECOGNIZE THAT I AM A SINNER AND I NEED YOUR FORGIVENESS. THANK YOU FOR DYING ON THE CROSS FOR MY SINS. COME INTO MY LIFE AS MY SAVIOR AND LORD. TAKE CONTROL OF THE THRONE OF MY LIFE AND MAKE ME THE KIND OF PERSON YOU WANT ME TO BE. AMEN
If you have given your life to Christ, He wants you to grow in that relationship. Here are some things that will help. . .
Obtain a Bible and read it every day.
Talk to God in prayer expressing your heart to Him.
Get involved in a church where your can learn more about the Bible and fellowship with other Christians.
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Tell others about Christ and what He has done for you.
Obey God in what His Word says.
Trust Him with every detail of your life.