The Bible says we were created by a personal God to love, serve, and enjoy endless fellowship with Him. But we sinned and cut ourselves off from Him. There is nothing we can do to restore that broken relationship. In fact, we deserve to be punished for our rebellion against God. But in His great love, God sent His Son, Jesus, to do what we could not do. Jesus lived a perfect life, died a horrific death on the cross, and rose from the grave. His death, burial, and resurrection--the gospel--paved the way for us to be reconciled to God. The cost for freedom from our sin, death, and God’s wrath was Jesus’ life. The gospel, then, is the good news about what Jesus has done to reconcile sinners to God.
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Being a Christian is not just adopting a certain belief system, being spiritual, or identifying yourself with a specific denomination. It is more than just knowing the facts of the gospel. Being a Christian means that you believe and agree with what the Bible says about God, mankind, and salvation. It also means that you accept the free gift of salvation that Jesus purchased through His death, burial, and resurrection.
God is the creator of the world and He owns and has authority over everything in it.
God is holy and cannot commit sin or approve of evil.
God is loving and merciful. He is also a just judge who will not allow sin to go unpunished.
Mankind is guilty of sin; there is not one person who does not sin. Because God is holy and just, He demands that the penalty for sin be death. Your sin separates you from this holy, loving, just God and you need a Savior.
God’s justice requires that sin be punishable by death. Because of His great mercy and love, God made a way for His wrath over sin to be satisfied. God sent a Savior, His only Son, Jesus, to die on the cross, paying the death penalty for your sins.
God calls people to repent of their sins and trust in Jesus in order to be saved.
The Bible teaches that no amount of good works or religious activity can gain acceptance with God or get anyone into Heaven. Every work you do falls short of God’s perfect righteousness.
Salvation is the free gift that God offers to all mankind. To be saved, you have to believe in the Gospel message and accept His free gift of salvation.
Are you ready to accept God’s free gift of salvation so that you can have a personal relationship with him now, and then live with Him in Heaven for all eternity when you die? Let’s review what this commitment involves:
If it is your sincere desire to have Jesus save you, take some time to talk with Him right now.
“Dear Jesus, I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that you died on the cross and rose again so that I could have eternal life. Jesus, I want you to come into my life and take control. Please forgive me of my sins and save me. I place my trust in you now and know that nothing can take away my salvation. Thank you for your free gift of salvation. In Jesus name, amen.”
If you have asked Jesus to save you, please let us know. We want to rejoice with you and show you how to experience the abundant life: a victorious, contented, peaceful life that pleases Him.