|Gen 1:1||In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.|
|Rom 3:23||for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,|
|John 8:34||Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.|
God created us but we do not know Him and are separated from Him because of our sinful nature. Our lives without God have no meaning and no purpose. The consequence (price to pay) of our sin is death, both spiritual and physical. Spiritual death means being separated from God. Physical death is the decay of the body. If we die in our sin we will be eternally separated from God and end up in hell. How can we save ourselves from our sins and return to God? We cannot save ourselves because it is not possible for a sinful person to save himself (just like a drowning person cannot save himself). Neither can others save us because all of us are sinful (one drowning person cannot save another drowning person, both need help). We need one who is without sin (not drowning) to save us from our sins. Only a sinless person can save us. How to find a sinless person in a sinful world where all have sinned?
|Rom 6:23||For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.|
|John 3:16||For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.|
|Matt 1:23||“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”|
|John 8:23||And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.|
|Mark 1:11||Then a voice came from heaven, “You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”|
|John 8:36||Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.|
|John 3:3||Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”|
|John 1:12||But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:|
God, who created us and loves us greatly, gave us the solution. Out of His immense love for us He sent His own Son, Jesus, to die for our sins. Jesus is sinless because He is not from the world, and, while on earth, overcame the devil’s temptation to sin. His life pleased God in heaven. Jesus took our sins and died on the cross for our sins. He is the saviour of our lives (Jesus is able to save us because He was not drowning). The purpose of Jesus dying on the cross is to pay the price for our sins and, hence, remove our sins from us and restore our broken relationship with God. We come alive from spiritual death (separation from God) through the power of God. This new relationship is called being born again. This restores us to our purpose of creation and existence and, gives us real meaning and purpose for living.
|John 11:25||Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.|
|Rom 6:9||knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him.|
|Acts 2:24||whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.|
|Rom 14:9||For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living.|
|Acts 1:11||who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”|
What is the evidence that the sacrifice of Jesus dying for our sins was accepted by God in heaven? The evidence is the resurrection of Jesus from death by God. By the resurrection, it is proved that Jesus has overcome death (or, in other words, death has no power over Him). Now, therefore, because Jesus lives, we can live also. His life in us gives us life. Also, because He resurrected, He is alive today.
|John 5:24||“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.|
|John 10:9||I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.|
|John 14:6||Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.|
|John 8:24||Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”|
|Acts 4:12||Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”|
|Rom 10:13||For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”|
|Rom 10:11||For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”|
|Rom 2:11||For there is no partiality with God.|
|Rom 3:22||even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference;|
|Rom 10:9||that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.|
How can our sins be removed and we receive this new life? By believing in Jesus as our Lord and Saviour. If we repent of our sinful ways and call upon Jesus to forgive and save us, He will do it. Jesus is the Son of God who came to the world to die for our sins. Anyone on earth who put their trust in Him will receive forgiveness from God, be saved from their sins (and hell) and receive new life from God. God shows no partiality. He is not affected by – the county we live, the language we speak, rich or poor, male or female, young or old, or any other physical differences. Everyone who believe and confess Jesus will be saved. The following is a prayer that you could pray if you decide to follow Jesus:
God in heaven, thank You for sending Your only Son, Jesus, to die for my sins that I may be saved and have new life from heaven. I repent of my ways and ask forgiveness for my sins. I believe in Jesus and receive Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. Help me and guide me to live a life pleasing to You in this new life that You give me. Amen
If you have made the prayer above, ask God to show you a church to go to. Talk to God in prayer regularly and God will speak to you. Listen to the voice of God. God will guide you. He loves you and will take care of you. You can trust in Him. He never fails those who trust in Him. God is a good God. He can be trusted. You can depend on Him for your life. Bring your needs before Him. He cares for you and will bless you. God said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you’. Trust in God. Be blessed through Jesus.
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Bible verses taken from: New King James Version