“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.” (1 John 3:1)
I want you to know that God loves you. He really does. He loves you more than you love yourself. He loves you so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to live, to suffer, to shed His blood, and to die a cruel death on Calvary for your sins and for mine. He loves you so much that He allowed His Son to die, so that you could live in Heaven forever with Him.
The Bible tells us in John 3:16 how much God loves us: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Someone asked “How much does God love us?” The reply was: “He stretched out His arms and died.” That is how much God loves us and that’s a whole lot of love.
In order to understand how much you need Jesus Christ, you must first accept the fact that you are a sinner, just like me and everyone else. Romans 3:10 says: “There is none righteous, no, not one.” Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” At one point or another in each of our lives, we have all done things that displease God and that make Him sad.
Second, you must accept the fact that there is punishment for sin. Romans 6:23 says: “For the wages of sin is death.” But the good news is: “the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Because we have sinned and broken God’s heart, we do not deserve the gift of Heaven. In fact, we deserve death as mentioned above. God wants to save you from your sin.
Third, you must accept the fact that Jesus is the only Somebody Who can save you. The Bible says in Acts 4:12: “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Jesus said in John 14:6: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the father, but by me.”
Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, loves you so much that He took the pain and scorn and died a cruel death on the cross of Calvary. He bled for your sins, He was buried, and on the third day, He rose by the power of God for you and for me. The Bible says in Romans 10:9 & 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Friend, if you believe that Jesus Christ died, was buried, and rose by the power of God for your sins, and if you want to experience the peace, love, joy, and eternal life that only Jesus Christ can give, please pray the following prayer:
Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and that I have broken Your heart by breaking Your commandments. I also now know that You love me so much that you chose to die a cruel death on Calvary to save my soul. Jesus, I am sorry for all of my sins, please come into my heart right now, save my soul, and reign in my life forever. Thank You for hearing my prayer and thank You for saving me. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.
Congratulations, on making that all important decision and I am glad that you are now a part of the Family of God.