I am a sinner; you are a sinner; everyone in the world is a sinner.
(Romans 3:23) "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
(Romans 3:10) "As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one."
No one is perfect--no one has lived up to God's perfect standard.
(Romans 6:23) "For the wages of sin is death..."
(Ezekiel 18:4) "The soul that sinneth, it shall die."
This death is described in the Bible as the second death, the
lake of fire(Hell). If we pay what we owe as sinners, we must
spend an eternity in Death !!
Jesus Christ has paid our sin debt. Christ was not a sinner, and
the Bible teaches that while Jesus was hanging on the cross, God
took all of our sins and placed it on Him. While Christ was bearing
all of our sins in His own body,God punished Him in our place to
pay the debt we owe. This is not something God promised to do,
it is something God has already done. Jesus has already paid your
(John 3:16) "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."
(II Corinthians 5:21) "He hath made him to be sin for us, who
knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."
(1 Peter 3:18) "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the
just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God..."
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?:
You must accept by faith what Jesus Christ did for you. Ninety
times in the gospel of John the Bible says, "BELIEVE."
(John 3:36) "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting
life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath
of God abideth on him." In this verse, Jesus divides the world into
two groups: those who are believing and those who are not believing
on the Son.
The word believe means to trust, to
depend on, to rely on. To believe on the Lord Jesus Christ means
that you accept the fact that you are a sinner, that as a sinner you owe
the sin penalty, and that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the
debt you owe. But it means going one step further. It means that you
will completely trust in Christ alone to get you to Heaven. You cannot
depend on any good works of your own. Many today are trusting their
baptism or their confirmation or their church or their good deeds to get
them to heaven some day, but this is not God's way; He wants you to
put the matter of your salvation in His hands and depend only on the
shed blood of Jesus for everlasting life.
The moment you do this, God promises you are not condemned, but have an eternal home in heaven waiting for you.
(John 5:24) "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word,
and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not
come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life."
If you want to right now trust Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour,
pray this simple prayer:
(It's not saying the prayer that saves you--The ONLY thing that
saves is your total trust in Jesus and what He did for you on the cross.
The prayer is just you affirming to the Lord that you believe and that you
are trusting in only Him for salvation)
" Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner, and I deserve to pay my
own sin debt, but I do believe that You died for me to pay the debt
that I owe. Thank you Jesus for dying and shedding your blood for me.
Right now, the best I know how, I trust You as my Saviour. I will
depend on You only from this moment on for my salvation. Thank you
for saving me and giving me a home in heaven !! "
If you have just now accepted Jesus as your personal Saviour, e-mail me
firstname.lastname@example.org so that I may rejoice with you.
Thanks so much for your time in reading this.