God does not want you to perish. He
is rich in mercy and compassion,
and has provided a way for you to be forgiven. He has
invited you to come to Him for a full pardon and receive
the free gift of Eternal Life. You cannot earn it, and
you do not deserve it, but God is offering it to you
as proof of His love for
Imagine you are standing in
front of a judge, guilty
of multiple serious crimes. All the evidence has been
presented and there is no doubt about your guilt. Your
apologies and good works cannot erase your crimes; therefore
you must be punished. The fine for your crime is $250,000
or imprisonment, but you don’t have two pennies
to rub together. The judge is about to pass sentence
when someone you don't even know steps in and pays your
fine for you! The court accepts the money and declares
that you are free to go. The law has been satisfied,
your debt has been paid in full, and the stranger’s
sacrifice was a demonstration of his love for you. That’s
what God did for you 2000
The Bible says that the God
of the Universe became a man (Jesus Christ), and suffered
and died on the cross for your sins and mine so that
we could be set free. It's as simple as this—we
broke the Law, and Jesus
paid our fine.
demonstrated His own love for us in that while we
were still sinners, Christ died for us."
redeemed us from the curse of the Law, being made
a curse for us." (Galatians 3:13)
Do you see God’s great
love for you? Do you see your need for His forgiveness?
Do what He commands and “Repent…that your
sins may be wiped out and times of refreshing may come
from the Lord.” (Acts 3:19) You
must turn away from sin and turn to God. Desire
to have NOTHING to do with sin, and surrender
your life to the One who can save you. Jesus died to
set you free, and then he rose from death to be your
Lord. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and
the Life. No one comes to the Father except through
me.” If you will confess and forsake your sins
(repent) and trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior and
Lord, God will forgive you and you’ll pass from
death to life.
you are not sure how to pray, read
and make it your prayer.
What does it mean to "put
your faith in Jesus Christ?" It means to personally
trust in Jesus the same way you’d trust in a parachute
if you had to jump 25,000 feet out of an airplane. You
wouldn’t just "believe" in the parachute;
you would put it on! In the same way, the Bible says,
"Put on the Lord Jesus Christ..." and you
will be saved. There are millions of people who "believe"
Jesus exists . . . but they have not put on the Savior—there’s
a BIG difference. And the difference will be obvious
when you “jump” through the door of death.
Today, with all your heart—turn
away from sin, and surrender
your life to Jesus Christ. Please don’t
put it off till later. You may die today and then it
will be too late. You may not yet have all the answers
to your questions, but better to put on the parachute
first and then ask questions, then to pass through the
door unprepared, grasping for the parachute when it’s
too late. You can pray something like this—"Dear
God, today I turn from all my sins (name them), and
I put my trust in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.
Please forgive me, and grant me your gift of everlasting
life. Amen." There is nothing magic about
these words—it is the attitude of your heart that
God cares about.
God will transform you from
the inside out. You will think and feel differently
as you learn to trust and obey Him. God will give you
new strength to live right and love Him above all else.
Read your Bible daily and obey His Word. You can trust
God—He loves you and will always be faithful.
To help you get started, you may also want to read “10
Principles for New and Growing Christians.”
If you've decided to reject
the gift of forgiveness and you die in your sins,
there is no hope for you. There is no purgatory. The
wrath of God abides on you and you will spend eternity
in Hell. Please take the time to read
according to the Bible.