|First, the Bible says that mankind has a problem, and that problem is called sin. Sin is any action or attitude that falls short of God'sperfect standard. Every one of us has the problem of sin (Romans 3:23). And the Bible teaches us that there is a consequence to sin - sin separates us from a holy God (Habakkuk 1:13). In fact, the Bible tells us that end result of sin is death (Romans 6:23) and that there is nothing that we ourselves can do to solve the problem of sin.
Second, the Bible says that there is a solution to the problem of sin, and that solution is the person of Jesus Christ (Romans 6:23). The Bible tells us that God loved us so much that he sent Jesus, His only Son, to die in our place (John 3:16).
Jesus paid the penalty of your sin so that you would not have to be forever separated from God (I John 4:10). The Bible also tells us that Jesus is the only solution for our sin problem (John 14:6).
Third, the Bible demands a decision. It is not enough to just know about Jesus Christ and His death on the cross for you. You must choose to put your trust in Christ, to receive this free gift of salvation that God offers (John 1:12).
All of us have the problem of sin. There is only one solution to the problem - the person of Jesus Christ and His death on the cross for us.
Every one of us must decide...
Jesus said, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." He also said, "whoever comes to me I will never drive away."
So if you ask Him, you will be accepted.
The way believers talk to the Lord is through prayer. Your prayer should be your own, from your own heart to His.
If you're not in the habit of praying, though, you may need an example.
An example of such a prayer may go something like this:
Father in Heaven,
I know that I am a sinner
and need forgiveness.
I believe that Your Son Jesus
died in my place,
to pay the penalty for my sin,
and rose again for my salvation.
I want to turn from my sinful ways,
so I now ask you,
Lord Jesus, to come
into my life as my Savior
and my Lord.
In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
The difficulties of living as a Christian in a sinful world are many.
Therefore it is essential that you immediately seek other sincere, Bible-believing Christians to help you sustain your resolve.
Both individual Christian friends and a solidly Bible-based Christian church are essential.
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