Who is Christ Jesus? What is Christianity and faith? Why is there so much controversy over this one called Christ Jesus? Why does society have no problems with the names of other gods or religious leaders? Why is it that when the name of Christ Jesus is mentioned, many people become unglued. These and many other questions are answered on this blog.
This blog is dedicated to the believer and non believer alike. For the believer, this is a place to learn more about our loving God who loved us enough to give His one and only Son to pay the price for our sins. It’s also a place to strengthen and comfort one another, make comments, ask questions and share your experiences of faith in your walk with Christ Jesus, the Lord of Glory.
For the non believer, this is a place to ask questions and get answers. Start your quest by reading the post entitled “Who is Christ Jesus?” If you have questions, submit them in a comment. Hopefully, you will come to know and trust in the risen Savior and become one of his children.
If you’re ready, here’s how you can be saved from God’s wrath, receive the free gift of eternal life and become one of His children:
GOD’S SIMPLE PLAN OF SALVATION
DO YOU KNOW FOR SURE
that you are going to be with God in Heaven? If God were to ask you,
“Why should I let you into My Heaven?”
what would you say? Not sure? Then this post has…
THE BEST NEWS YOU COULD EVER HEAR!
The few minutes it will take you to read this may be the most important time you will ever spend!
Did you know that the Bible tells
how you can know for sure
that you have eternal life and will go to be with God in Heaven?
“These things I have written unto you . . . that you may know that you have eternal life . . . . ” (1John 5:13)
The Bible says there are 5 THINGS you need to know about eternal life:
ETERNAL LIFE IS A FREE GIFT!
The Bible says,
“. . . the GIFT of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
HEAVEN IS A GIFT,
like any other genuine gift . . .
IT IS NOT EARNED OR DESERVED
No amount of personal effort, good works, or religious deeds can earn a place in Heaven for you.
“For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is a GIFT of God: NOT OF WORKS,
lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)
WHY is it that no one can earn his way to Heaven?
Because . . .
MAN IS A SINNER
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
Sin is transgressing God’s law and includes such things as lying, lust, cheating, deceit, evil thoughts, immoral behavior, and more.
AND BECAUSE OF THIS . . .
MAN CANNOT SAVE HIMSELF
If you wanted to save yourself by good deeds, do you know how good you would have to be?
“Be therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48)
Which such a high standard, no one can save himself.
HOWEVER, IN SPITE OF OUR SIN . . .
GOD IS MERCIFUL
And therefore doesn’t want to punish us.
The Bible says that “. . . God is love.” (1 John 4:8)
And He says, ” . . . I have loved you with an everlasting love . . . ” (Jeremiah 31:3)
But the same Bible which tells us that God loves us, also tells us that . . .
GOD IS JUST
And therefore must punish sin.
He says . . .
” . . . (I) will by no means clear the guilty . . . ” (Exodus 34:7)
” . . . the soul that sins, it shall die.” (Ezekiel 18:4)
WE HAVE A PROBLEM
On one hand, God loves us and doesn’t want to punish us. But on the other hand He is just and
must punish sin.
God solved this problem for us in the person of . . .
4. JESUS CHRIST
He died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and rose from the grave to purchase a place
in Heaven for us.
“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him (Jesus) the iniquity (sin) of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6)
Jesus Christ bore our sin in His body on the cross and now offers you eternal life (Heaven) as a free gift.
This gift is received by . . .
is the key that opens the door to Heaven.
Many people mistake 2 things for saving faith:
1. Saving faith is not mere HEAD KNOWLEDGE, like believing certain historical facts. The Bible says that the devil believes there is one God, so believing in one God is not saving faith.
2. Saving faith is not mere TEMPORAL FAITH, that is, trusting God for temporary crises such as financial, family, or physical needs. Now these are good, and you should trust Christ for these, but they are not saving faith!
is trusting in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life. It means resting upon CHRIST ALONE and what HE HAS DONE rather than in what you have done to get to Heaven.
” . . . Believe (trust) on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved . . . ” (Acts 16:31)
You have just read the GREATEST STORY ever told about the GREATEST OFFER ever made by the GREATEST
PERSON who ever lived – JESUS CHRIST.
The question God is asking you now is . . .
WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE THE GIFT OF
Because this is such an important matter, let’s clarify just what it involves.
It means you need to:
TRANSFER YOUR TRUST
From what you have been doing to what Christ has done for you on the cross.
ACCEPT THE LIVING CHRIST AS SAVIOR
Open the “door” to your heart and invite Him in.
He says “Behold, 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)
RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST AS LORD
Give Him the “driver’s seat” and “controls” of your life, not the “back seat.”
Be willing to turn from anything that is not pleasing to Him. He will reveal His will to you as you grow in your relationship with Him.
Now, if this is what you really want . . .
YOU CAN GO TO GOD IN PRAYER
right where you are. You can receive His gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ right now.
“For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:10,13)
If you want to receive the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ, then call on Him, asking Him for this gift right now.
HERE’S A SUGGESTED PRAYER:
“Lord Jesus, thank You for Your gift of eternal life. I know I’m a sinner and do not deserve eternal life. But You loved me so You died and rose from the grave to purchase a place in Heaven for me. I now trust in You alone for eternal life and repent of my sin. Please take control as Lord of my life. Thank you so much!”
If this prayer is the sincere desire of your heart, look at what Jesus promises to those who believe in Him:
” . . . I say unto you, he that believes in Me has everlasting life.” (John 6:47)
WELCOME TO GOD’S FAMILY
- If you have truly repented (turned away) from your sins
- Placed your trust in Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death
- And received the gift if eternal life
- You are now a child of God! Forever!
Welcome to the Family of God!
“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.” (John 1:12)
The above was reprinted with permission from a gospel tract booklet entitled “Do You Know?” from Evangelism Explosion International, www.eeworks.org It’s available in English, German, Spanish, Chinese, French and Russian.