WE HAVE ALL SINNED
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God”.
We are all sinners by nature and by choice. God sees all — actions, thoughts, motives, and places we go. We all feel guilty and ashamed of things in our lives. - Romans 3:10, Isaiah 64:6, Isaiah 59:2,Gen 3:1-6; Rom 3:10-18, 23; 5:12
WE HAVE PENALTY FOR OUR SINS
Romans 6:23a “For the wages of sin is death.”
Sin must be paid for. God says the payment is death. There are two(2) deaths:
(1) Physical Death- God already knows the day we will die. We can’t avoid it — only prepare for it. - Ezekiel 18:20, Romans 5:12, Romans 7:24
(2) Spiritual Death That’s when a soul dies unforgiven (Ezekiel 18:20, Romans 5:12, Romans 7:24) and pays for his own sins, and goes to hell forever (by the way, Hell was not created for people but for the devil and demons). God doesn’t want anyone to go to Hell. ” … but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23b). God sent Jesus as His free gift for us so we could receive Him and one day live in heaven forever. A gift can’t be bought or earned. It can only be received. Forgiveness does not come through baptism, church or good deeds. It only comes through receiving Jesus once and for all as a GIFT into our hearts by faith.
Yes, Jesus did die for everyone — but not every person is going to heaven — only those who receive him. We either receive or reject Jesus Christ. There is no in between. No one is born with Him in their lives. Jesus won’t come into our heart until invited.
WE CAN HAVE THE SAVIOUR
Romans 5:8 ” But God commendeth His love towards us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. “
God chose to let Jesus pay for our sin by taking our place on the cross. He was spat upon, whipped, his beard plucked and he was eventually crucified. He loves you. He died, was buried, and arose after 3 days and is in heaven preparing a place for you. If you were the only sinner in the world, Jesus would have died just for you. He loves you!
John 3:15, John 10:28, John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Gen 3:15; Isa 7:14
To be honest, most people have never had a definite time, place and day to accept Jesus once and for all into their hearts. If it’s ever happened to you, you’d remember it! If you were to die unforgiven as you are, where does the Bible say you’d go? Is that what you want?
WE CAN BE FORGIVEN NOW
Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Mt 1:18-25; Jn 10:30; 20:28, Gen 1:1; Isa 9:6; 43:10; Acts 5:3, 4; 1 Tim 1:17
If Jesus was willing to take you just as you are, wouldn’t you be willing to take Him, ‘just as He is’? Just ask Him now.
You may pray this prayer, calling upon the name of the Lord. ”Dear God, I know I am a sinner. I believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for my sins, was buried and three days later, rose again. Dear Lord Jesus, please come into my life. Forgive and save me from all my sins. I now accept you as my personal Saviour and trust you alone to save me from my sins and its consequences. Thank you Lord Jesus for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!”
Mt 5:18; 24:35; 1 Cor 13:8-10; 2 Tim 3:16, 17; 2 Pet 1:20, 21