Because God loves me…
He sent His only Son to shed His blood, die on the cross, pay my sin debt, and purchase my pardon so that I could have eternal life!
He sealed my salvation with the Holy Spirit – that dwells in me to comfort me, teach me, prompt me, interpret my prayers to God on my behalf, fill me so that I can be used of God.
He gave me the Word of God – a love letter from God Himself! A guide map to show me the way I should go, and which ways I should avoid and the history lessons that help me to learn from other’s triumphs and mistakes.
He gives me love, joy, peace, understanding, wisdom, knowledge, strength, health, air to breathe, water to drink, a means to get food to eat, to earn money, basically – He Gave and continues to give Everything!
Because I love God…
I want to spend time with Him – in His Word, in prayer, in His house!
I show my appreciation to Him for all He has done for me
He died for me, I live for Him
I try as best I can to do what pleases Him
Because I love you…
I want you to be able to have the salvation that Jesus purchased for you
I want you to experience the joy, love, peace, blessed hope and assurance that God has for you.
I want you to have everlasting life – not everlasting death…here’s how:
The Bible Way to Heaven
First, realize God loves you. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The Bible teaches that regardless of your background, age, race, or any other factor, God loves you and desires a genuine, personal relationship with you.
Second, realize everyone is a sinner. The Bible says in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” No one is perfect. We have all broken God’s commandments. This is called sin, and it separates us from God.
Third, realize sin has a price that must be paid. Romans 6:23 tells us, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” The “wage” or payment for our sin is death, which according to the Bible is eternal separation from God in a place called Hell.
Fourth, realize Jesus Christ died to pay the price for your sin. Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” If we choose to accept Christ, we do not have to pay the price of death and Hell for our sins because Jesus paid for our sins when He died on the cross and rose again three days later!
Finally, pray and ask Jesus Christ to be your Saviour, and claim His promise of eternal life. In Romans 10:13 the Bible says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” That is a promise directly from God that if you will pray to Him, confess that you are a sinner, ask Him to forgive your sins, and accept Him as your Saviour; He promises to save you and give you the free gift of eternal life.
There is no requirement for “religion” it is an offer to receive the gift Christ purchased on the cross. If you’ll notice in John 3:16 the only “condition” is to believe in Him, not to simply believe that He exists. That means to trust Christ to receive everlasting life. There is no mention of sacraments or steps to take – it is an offer that you can accept or reject. My prayer is that you will accept His offer and His provision…John 14:6 says, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” God offered it to “whosoever believeth” because He loves us. I love Him because He first loved me; and because I love you I want you to receive His gift as well. Won’t you trust Christ today? You never have to tell me, but it would be a blessing if you did. I hope to see you in heaven. I love you.