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Steps to Peace with God

 

THE PROBLEM is that: Man is sinful and sin separates us from God. The Bible says that we have “all sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23), and that “the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life (and joy) through Jesus Christ” (Romans 6:23). We have all done, thought or said bad things, which the Bible calls “Sins”.

 

THE GOOD NEWS is that: 2000 years ago God sent His Son to die for your sins! He Died in your Place. “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). But then He conquered death and the grave and He rose from the dead on the third day. “Christ died for our sins…He was buried…He was raised on the third day. According to the Scriptures…He appeared to Peter, then to the twelve, and after that He appeared to more than five hundred…” (1 Corinthians 15:3-6).

 

THE ONLY ANSWER to this problem of separation is JESUS CHRIST. He Is the Only Way to God. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6). We must meet Jesus at the Cross – the meeting place between God and man which was established the moment that Christ willingly shed His Blood upon the Cross. The Bible says: “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” John 3:16. Jesus said: “I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly” [that it might be full and meaningful] (John 10:10).

 

WE MUST RESPOND! Through the death of Christ upon the Cross we are justified (just as if I had never sinned). Christ paid the ultimate penalty for our sins. But we must RECEIVE HIM and FOLLOW HIM. Jesus said “I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him” (Revelation 3:20). We must accept this personal invitation of Jesus. "Therefore being justified by faith, we have PEACE WITH GOD through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1).

 

WHAT YOU MUST DO – You must admit that you are a sinner and you need Christ. You must be willing to repent and turn away from your sins. You must also believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for you and that He rose again.

 

THROUGH PRAYER, invite Jesus to come into your heart. Give Him complete control over your life. Right now, at this very moment, your name can be written down in the Lamb’s Book Of Life. You can be certain of your future. You can find Joy in Christ. Do it today! Do it NOW! Jesus is waiting to hear from you.

 

Would you like to pray to receive the forgiveness of God? Praying is simply talking to God. What matters is the attitude of your heart, your honesty. Pray this simple prayer – 

 

 

“Dear Lord,

I am sorry for the things I have done wrong in my life. I know that I am a sinner and I repent and ask for Your forgiveness. I ask You to come into my heart and take complete control in all areas of my life. I want to turn from everything which I know is wrong. Thank You for dying on the Cross for me to set me free from my sins. Reshape me, re-make me, and mold me into exactly what You want me to be. Please come into my life and fill me with Your Holy Spirit and be with me forever. Thank you Lord Jesus, Amen.”

 

If this expresses the prayer of your heart, we want to rejoice with you and help you grow as a new Christian. Please contact us and let us know of your decision to accept Christ.