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Sin.

Sin is the reason that we need salvation.  Without salvation, we must pay the fine for our sins ourselves.  The problem is we can’t afford the price. 

But God can and has.

The Bible states that the wages of sin is death.  In other words, sin ultimately leads to eternal separation from God and His provision.  The Bible also states that all are guilty of sin, no one is innocent.  As a result, we are all destined for eternal punishment.  So how does a person get out of this mess?

John 3:16 ESV - 16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.1

Salvation is a free gift from God, made possible by the work of Jesus the Christ, God the Son.  His sacrifice on the cross has paid for our sins – past, present, and future – so that we may be reconciled to Him for eternity.  Only through Jesus can this be done...

John 14:6 ESV - [6] Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.2

If you genuinely want to recieve this free gift of salvation, then call out to God and ask Him to forgive your sins.  You do this by accepting Jesus Christ as your personal saviour, making Him the Lord over your life, dedicating it to Him, for His purposes.  Just confess this verbally and know that if you genuinely spoke from your heart, then you are indeed saved...

Romans 10:9 ESV - because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.3

Welcome to the family of God!  The Bible states that you are now a new creation.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV - Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.4

What this means is that while your physical body is still the same, your spirit (the real you) has been re-born, re-created.  This is what is meant by being "born-again."

John 3:3 ESV - Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God."5

What's next?

Please seek out a Bible believing church that teaches the whole truth of Scripture and contact their pastor or someone on staff and give them the great news of your salvation!  They will be able to hlep guide you towards the next steps in your new life in Christ.

And if you don't mind, please let us know so we can celebrate with you!


1Blue Letter Bible. "Gospel of John 3 - (ESV - English Standard Version)." Blue Letter Bible. 1996-2013. 9 Apr 2013.

2Blue Letter Bible. "Gospel of John 14 - (ESV - English Standard Version)." Blue Letter Bible. 1996-2013. 9 Apr 2013.

3Blue Letter Bible. "Romans 10 - (ESV - English Standard Version)." Blue Letter Bible. 1996-2013. 9 Apr 2013.

4Blue Letter Bible. "2 Corinthians - (ESV - English Standard Version)." Blue Letter Bible. 1996-2013. 9 Apr 2013.

5Blue Letter Bible. "Gospel of John 3 - (ESV - English Standard Version)." Blue Letter Bible. 1996-2013. 9 Apr 2013.

 

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