God wants to have a personal relationship with you. You can experience Him in your everyday life. Enjoy a guilt-free life on God’s side!
Problem: We are are not good. We need help.
Humans are really messed up. We are not “basically good.” In fact, we are a far cry from good. The best of us lie, steal, and have lustful thoughts. Even what may seem like small infractions (sins) become hugely magnified in comparison to a perfect and holy God. God can’t be in the presence of sin; and so, as imperfect people, we are left separated from our God who wants nothing more than for us to enjoy Him.
There is no one righteous, not even one. —Romans 3:10
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. —Romans 3:23
Eternal Separation from God
In sin, there’s only hopelessness, guilt, shame, and condemnation — a road which leads to eternal suffering and separation from God in hell. But you don’t have to live this way. You can enjoy a guilt-free life on God’s side!
Provision: Faith in Jesus. He’s the answer.
It is true, sin deserves punishment. Yet, God never desires judgment as His final answer. And because He knows that you cannot possibly live a life of perfection, He provided a substitute. Think of it this way: You’re driving down the road at a break-neck pace, paying no attention to the speed limit you just broke. Suddenly, you notice the dreaded flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Your heart begins to pound — you’ve just been caught. The officer clocked you at 50 mph above the speed limit! There’s no doubt that you’re guilty, and you know it. Your options? You can either satisfy the punishment for breaking the law by paying the fine yourself, or someone can pay it for you.
God Sent His Son for You
Likewise, a fine must be paid for breaking God’s laws. The problem is that you can’t pay the fine. God knew this. So, He sent a substitute — His Son, Jesus Christ — to do for you what you cannot do for yourself. Jesus lived a sin-free life and, through the shedding of His blood on the cross, He paid for the punishment that you deserve. What an act of love!
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” —Romans 5:8
Jesus Christ did for you what you cannot do for yourself.
Christ’s selfless sacrifice brought redemption for the whole world. Through Him, all is made new. So, how do you get to be included? It’s simple: accept His benefits. Believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for your sins, then follow Him wholeheartedly. He is your Savior and your Lord. There’s nothing you can do to earn His forgiveness. No amount of money or good deeds can buy it. It happens by faith. You’ll become brand new! So, when God looks at you, He will not see your imperfections; but rather, He’ll see the perfect and sinless life of His Son, Jesus. You will be covered by Christ’s righteousness and have access to an intimate relationship with God! He will help you live everyday life in a powerful way.
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. —2 Corinthians 5:21
A New Life with God
Your new life can begin with a simple prayer like this:
I know that I am a sinner, I ask you for your forgiveness and I repent of my sin. Cleanse me with Your blood. I believe You died on the cross, rose from the dead and are alive today. You are the Son of God! Right now, I open my life and surrender it completely to You. From this moment forward, I will do my best to live passionately for You and love You with all of my heart. Thank You for Your forgiveness, Your gift of eternal life, and for saving me! Amen.
If you prayed that prayer, please let us know. We would like to pray for you as you grow in your Christian walk. This is just the beginning of a deep relationship with God. Remember: You can’t sneak into the Kingdom of God. Your salvation is a moment of great celebration. Be sure to tell everyone you know of your commitment to Christ.
Learn more about the amazing effects of Christ’s ministry, death and resurrection.