How to Receive Christ- Pray the prayer below.
God’s Gift of Salvation - sin and judgment meet grace and mercy
Have you ever taken something that did not belong to you, told a lie, or envied someone’s possessions? What about hating another person or harboring a lustful heart? When we are honest, each of us will admit to doing wrong things.
Our wrong motives and actions, even ones that seem small and insignificant, condemn us as sinners: those who have missed the mark of God’s holiness. Because of sin, each of us is justly sentenced to eternal separation from God. In this place of need, God invites us to come to Him and receive His gift of salvation.
The Human Problem
Mankind has consistently resisted and disobeyed God’s Law. We have believed Satan’s lies and rebelled against loving God with all that we are. Being holy and just, God will not tolerate our sin. “Your iniquities [perversity, moral evil] have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you…” (Isaiah 59:2, ESV).
God holds every person responsible for each thought, word, and action. When you do what is wrong, “the wages [earned reward] of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23). Your sin condemns you to eternal separation from God and perpetual suffering in hell. (See Matthew 13:49–50.)
Your efforts to make amends for the wrong you have done cannot reverse the just judgment of God. Even those who are religious, morally upright, and do good works cannot fulfill God’s requirement of perfect righteousness. “There is none righteous, no, not one … For all have sinned, and come short of [failed to meet the excellence of] the glory of God” (Romans 3:10, 23).
Along with being holy and just, God is merciful and loving. He designed the
human race to know Him and to bring glory to Him. We failed to fulfill this
great purpose and instead became slaves to sin—but God orchestrated a
plan for our redemption. He provided a Savior who can lead us to freedom
from sin and restore our relationship with God. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ,
into the world to fulfill this mission-( John 3:16 ). Jesus lived a perfect, sinless
life in complete obedience to God. He willingly took upon Himself the
fury of His Father’s wrath against our sin; He suffered and died in our place.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is Good News
In the Bible, many verses explain what God did through His love for us. Below are several references telling the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ.
“The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” Romans 6:23 .(NKJV)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, thatwhosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” John 3:16–17 .(NKJV)
“God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 5:8 .(NKJV)
“The kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior” Titus 3:4–6.(NKJV)
"But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,not of works, lest anyone should boast." Ephesians 2:4-9 (NKJV)
Accepting God’s Gift of Salvation
When you believe on Jesus Christ, accepting God’s gift of salvation, you are justified (declared free of the guilt and penalty of sin) before God because of what Jesus has done. God forgives you of all of your sins. Your relationship with God is restored; you become His child forever. (See I John 3:8–10.) You are redeemed from the bondage to sin and will spend eternity in heaven with God. (See Romans 6:22.)To receive the redemption God provided for all of us through Jesus Christ, believe the truth. Turn to God. The Bible says,
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).
“Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19).
“Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Acts 2:21; Rom 10:13).
Does that sound too simple to be true? God’s truth is simple. You can believe in Him. Humble
yourself as a little child and admit your need for God. (See Mark 10:15.) ome to Jesus.
He beckons to you with open arms. He has already purchased your salvation.
Will you receive it as a gift from Him? Pray this prayer today.
Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus:
I'm here and I now repent for my sins, and believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
I believe that Christ died for me, as my substitute, and rose from the dead according to the Scriptures.
Thank you God, for sending Your Son, and paying my debt in full.
Even though I was separated from You by my sins, You saw me helpless, and fallen, and loved me enough to die for me. I believe that Jesus suffered the penalty of my sins, and paid the full price to clear my debt.
Your Word declares that His Precious Blood, sinless and Divine, pays for all of my sins.
Because He suffered my penalty, I am now free.
No sin remains to condemn me. I'm no longer guilty before You.
I believe the good news of the Cross, and Your promise that
"Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Acts 2:21)
I ask Your forgiveness, and I now receive Jesus Christ into my life as my Savior.
Today, I accept Your gift of love, mercy, peace and eternal life.
I declare by faith that Jesus Christ now lives in me.
I am a new creation in Christ, born of God with the life of Jesus in me.
I trust the blood of Christ blots out every sin from my life. My record is clean by Your mercy.
According to Your Word, I am now forgiven, I am now saved. Amen.
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