You are alive today because Almighty God, the Maker of heaven and earth, created you for a special purpose. The all-wise Ruler of the universe holds every person accountable, and each of us has broken His law. We deserve God’s wrath and endless punishment in hell.
The Great News of the Bible is that God loves us so much that He sent His Son Jesus Christ to pay the penalty for our sin by dying on the cross. Three days later God raised Him from the dead demonstrating that Jesus was, as He claimed, God and Savior. Anyone who believes in Jesus has eternal life instead of eternal punishment.
God commands all men to turn away from sin and to give allegiance to Jesus Christ as Master. God hears the prayer of all who call out to Him. A new life of forgiveness from sin and peace with God comes through commitment to Jesus Christ. Jesus promises a fulfilling life to all who follow Him, a life of meaning and purpose.
Prayer: Almighty God, I am a sinner. I turn away from my sin and ask forgiveness. I believe that Jesus died for my sins and rose from the dead. I commit to follow Jesus as my Lord.
This commitment to follow Christ establishes a new relationship with God. It is best developed in a community of believers who are committed to worship, prayer, Bible study, fellowship, and outreach. Look for a local Bible-teaching church in which to grow.
Soli Deo Gloria.
©2006 William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
“contending earnestly for the faith”
“destroying speculations against the knowledge of God”
(Jude 1:3; 2 Cor 10:4)
As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:12-13)