The Gospel: How and Why to be Saved
16:31 - And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
To be saved, we must believe on Jesus Christ and His gospel. Being a good citizen will
not save you, going to church will not save you, you cannot help enough little old ladies across the street to be saved. Kissing
a statue will not save you, nor will performing a lot of "religious" rituals. Multitudes of people practice "religion" and
attend church all of their lives and are lost because they have not accepted Christ.
~ Being saved is not about "religion"
that is not pure ~
James 1:27 - Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction,
and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
God is not interested in "religion" that is not pure religion. This is because
God does love us and does desire to have a relationship with us. "Religion" that is not pure consists of rules and works that
people feel they can do to please God. But what God is truly interested in is you being saved.
~ We are here for a very short time
Our lives here on Earth, in our fleshly bodies is but a flash in the pan, a vapor,
here today and gone tomorrow. We have a very short time in which we must choose our eternal destiny. We can choose
to love God and have a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ, or we can choose to ignore God's plan of salvation for
us. Either way, our life in the flesh will come and go, but our eternally living soul will continue on in eternity. Where
you spend eternity is up to you.
Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; But
God has made a way for us to be reconciled to Him... Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while
we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Jesus Christ willingly came to live among us in a
fleshly body as a man. He was scoffed at, hated, whipped & beaten, persecuted and finally taken to be executed by
hanging on a cross. He suffered and died to cover YOUR sins. Because of what He did for you, and
for me, our sin debt before God is paid in full. All we have to do is except the free
Romans 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of
one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification
Because of the righteousness of Jesus, if we accept His gift of salvation, we are considered
Justified by God. This is why being good, and why practicing "religion" and why going to church cannot save you, because
someone very special died to save you, and nothing more and nothing less than accepting that sacrifice for you will save you.
Eph 2:8 - For by grace are ye saved through
faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
~ You Must
QUESTION... What then, will you do about God? God
is there, He was there before we were. God is not going to politely just go away. God knows you already, though you
may not know Him, and He is gracefully awaiting your decision. You are now confronted with a decision. God says you
are a sinner and stand condemned and dead in your trespasses and sins if you have not received His free gift of salvation.
God says that you will not stand in His presence if you reject the blood of Jesus which was shed for you. Much worse, God
has made it so easy for you to be saved, in that you need only believe on Him (Jesus) in order to be saved. You see, Jesus
made the ultimate sacrifice for your sins. All the work for being saved has been done for you! The way has been made for you
to obtain salvation. Death, Hell and the grave, and yes Satan himself and his entourage of demonic forces were defeated on
the day that Jesus went to the cross. His blood is on our hands so how can we ignore His sacrifice for us and stand
before Him? God warns... Heb 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first
began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
the sinner’s prayer and receive Christ ~
"The Sinners Prayer”
Heavenly Father:. I come
to you in prayer asking for the forgiveness of my Sins. I confess with
my mouth and believe with my heart that Jesus is your Son, And that he died on
the Cross at Calvary that I might be forgiven and have Eternal Life in the Kingdom of Heaven. Father, I believe that
Jesus rose from the dead and I ask you right now to come in to my life and be
my personal Lord and Savior. I repent of my Sins and will Worship you all the
day's of my Life!. Because your word is truth, I confess with my mouth that I am Born Again and Cleansed by the Blood
of Jesus! In Jesus Name, Amen.