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Post  LivingWaters on Mon 17 Sep 2007, 5:31 pm

We are not here by accident. Jesus loves us, and He wants us to have a personal relationship with Him so that we may be saved and spend eternity with God. There is just one big problem...
Our Sin
God says that every person that has ever lived is a sinner, and any sin separates us from God. That includes you and me.

"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

God created us to have a relationship with Him. He gave us life. But God has also given us a free will. We have all chosen to disobey God and embrace our own sinful desires.

The Conclusion

The result of our sin is eternal death and separation from God. "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23

For you to come to God you have to get rid of your sin problem. But God says that you can't make yourself right with God by being a better person. For you to come to God, your sin must be paid for. God "..desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." I Timothy 2:4

The Only Way

God's gift to you is His son, Jesus, who paid the debt for you.

"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

He saved us, not on the basis of deeds we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy. Titus 3:5

It's God's grace that allows you to come to Him - not your efforts to "clean up your life" or work your way to Heaven. You cannot earn it. It is a free gift.

"For by grace you have been saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast." Ephesians 2:8-9

Jesus paid the price for your sin and mine by giving His life on the cross. God brought Jesus back from the dead and paved the way for you to have a personal relationship with Him through Jesus. All that's left for you to do is to accept the gift that Jesus is holding out for you right now. God says that if you believe in His son, Jesus, you can live forever with Him in glory.

"For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16

"..If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved; For with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation." Romans 10:9-10

The Final Approach

"Oh God, I am a sinner. I am sorry for my sin. Lord Jesus, I believe You died on the cross and rose from the grave to purchase a place in Heaven for me. Lord, forgive my sins and save me. I am willing to change my way of living, but I need your help. I am too weak to do it on my own. With your help I commit myself to you now. Come and be my Lord, be my Master, be my Savior. I need you, Lord. I thank you for coming into my heart. I open my heart to you and surrender my life to you.
In Jesus' name, Amen."

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Post  spiritfilled on Mon 17 Sep 2007, 5:44 pm

This is really a great stuff and I believe that everyone should read the purpose of Jesus Christ in our lives. Thanks for a meaningful post.

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Post  sunshine307 on Mon 17 Sep 2007, 6:03 pm

I always use this salvation prayer in my everyday prayer and this is such a wonderful prayer that after praying it you feel a new person.

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Post  Waqar Daniel on Mon 17 Sep 2007, 11:11 pm

Thank you for posting such a lovely article. I also agree that we must all read this and understand this. There are many things to learn in this article.

On our own we cannot do anything, we always need God.

God bless you and your family

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Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the LORD Jesus Christ. (Philemon 1:3)


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Post  thirsty on Tue 18 Sep 2007, 5:35 pm

I agree with you Daniel, it is a nice and faith inspiring post. I read it three times and the words are still in my mind. When I ponder on them, I am inspired more and more.

God bless

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Post  dove on Tue 18 Sep 2007, 5:44 pm

I have no words to thank you for this post. This really helped me to grow as a Christian.

God bless

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