I know this has been posted many times by several different posters, but I feel like it bears repeating. I am fully aware that certain posters here are 100% satisfied with their religious/nonreligious state, however, there may be some here are searching for a Truth they haven’t been able to find. This is for those who are unsatisfied with any emptiness they may feel.
I know in my heart of hearts that I’m God’s child. I know He has a definite purpose for my life. And above all, I have full assurance of my future in eternity. No greater peace can be experienced by a human than when he knows his Creator loves Him. I have that assurance. I’d like for everyone else to have it too. This is how you can become a child of the Lord.
First, You must accept the fact that you are a sinner. None of us are perfect. We all make mistakes and not one of us deserves eternal life. (See Romans 3:23 and Romans 3:10.)
Second, Your sin has consequences, or a price to be paid. Sin in the eyes of God is a debt that must be paid. This price, if we choose to pay the debt we owe, is an eternity in Hell.
Third, You must realize that Jesus Christ, God’s Perfect Son, has already paid our sin debt.
For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. Romans 5:6
…that he (Christ) by the grace of God should taste death for every man. Hebrews 2:9b.
Our sin was placed on Jesus when He died on Calvary. He shed His perfect blood and rose from the dead 3 days later. This sacrifice was the greatest gift that man could ever receive. A sinless Man paid the sin debt that me and you owed so we don’t have to!
Fourth, You must accept by faith Jesus Christ as your Personal Savior.
Ninety times in the Gospel of John the Bible says, “Believe.”
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. John 3:36
In this passage, Christ divides the entire planet between those who believe on Christ for salvation and those who believe not. Those who believe inherit Heaven freely, while those who reject Him damn themselves to Hell.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. John 5:24.
To belive on Christ means to place your soul in His hands for the salvation from your sins. If you truly want to belive on Him, call upon His name. Ask Him to save you from your sins and tell Him you trust in Him to take you to Heaven. He will!
If you are searching for meaning, for purpose, and for a faith that’s real, this is it. I know sometimes witnessing is viewed as annoying, but I just feel that time is short. The signs of the times are happening around us. Earthquakes are happening more frequently than I have ever noticed and wars and rumors of wars (as predictced in the Gospels) are happening everyday. Christ’s return is very close. But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by. Then he said unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kindgom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. Luke 21:9-11
I’m not going to try to debate the truths of the Bible with anyone here. I can’t. Most of you are probably smarter than me, wittier than me, and better at debating than I am. But I would hope that if you thought you had the key to happiness you would be kind enough to share it with me. I would also hope that if you knew I would suffer in Hell you would be kind enough to warn me. This is why I’m writing this, for you. You may be smarter than I am, but if you deliberately send yourself to Hell you’re not as smart as you think. Please, Friend, give your hear to Jesus before it’s too late. This may be the last chance you have.
May the Holy Spirit draw you.