Perhaps you’ve stumbled upon this website while looking for answers to your questions about God. The Bible says that every person has been created with the knowledge that God exists and that only a fool says in his heart “There is no God.” (Psalm 14:1) What many people don’t know is that God created us for Himself and He has made a way for us to know Him personally; not simply as a God who exists, but the only God who loves, saves, keeps, cares for, and offers hope to those who trust Him. You can know God personally and be united with Him through Jesus Christ if you follow the plan He has given us in the Bible.
You can think of God’s plan as the ABC’s of Salvation.
The Bible clearly teaches that “all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) No one born into this world can claim to be completely sinless and deserving of God’s approval. Because God is completely holy and pure He can not and will not treat sin lightly. His law demands that sin be punished and the punishment for sin is death. (Romans 6:23) All men and women die because all men and women are sinners at heart living in rebellion against God. The death that the Bible speaks about is not just a one time event, but a continual separation from the God of love and goodness. Those who die in their sin will enter into eternal separation from God in a literal Hell. (Revelation 20:15)
In order to deal with this problem of sin we must first admit that the problem exists. No one can be saved without acknowledging a need for salvation.
Simply acknowledging a need doesn’t solve the problem of sin, but it causes us to want to find the solution. There are many philosophies and religions that claim to provide answers, but the Bible gives only ONE option and that is to believe in Jesus. (John 14:6)
There is nothing that WE can do to save ourselves. Jesus is the only person capable of saving men from sin because He is the only one who was, is, and will always be God (John 10:30) and who also became a man capable of being the substitute sacrifice for sinners (Galatians 3:13). Jesus died not because of the sin He committed, He had no sin, but because of the sin you and I have committed. He paid the penalty for sin. The Bible says that in order to receive the gift of salvation and the forgiveness of sins you must believe that Jesus died for YOU! (John 3:16)
Will you ADMIT that you are a sinner in need of salvation? Do you BELIEVE that Jesus is the only Savior who came into this world and paid the penalty for YOUR sin? Then Confess to Him your sin, Confess your belief in Him, and with the words of your mouth Confess your acceptance of His free gift of salvation. (Romans 10:9)
's. SERVING & SHARING
Being a Christian means more than just saying a prayer. When true faith begins in the heart of a person it is revealed through action. Now that you believe in Jesus and have confessed Him as Lord and Savior He calls you to become His disciple and follow Him. This is not a journey to earn His favor; He already loves you as much as He can. Following Jesus is a blessing of living a life of eternal purpose and meaningful worship to our Father in Heaven. Because God has given you His Holy Spirit you can grow in your knowledge of His will through the Bible and serve Him with your life in the world and in the local church.
We strongly encourage you to get connected with a church family that preaches and teaches the Bible, faithfully making God’s Word clear and applicable. Share your new faith with another Christian who can help you to learn and grow in your walk with Christ. As you continue to see the love of God at work in your heart you will appreciate more and more the great plan of salvation our God has established to bring us back to Him and give us the most precious gift we will ever receive. (1 John 4:10)
If you prayed to receive Jesus as your Savior and Lord we would love to celebrate with you...
"Thank you" 1st Baptist Church of Farmington for sharing with us!!