Purpose

Every person on Earth is created for two purposes. To give God glory and to encourage others. Perhaps you came here by chance. Perhaps you sought your way here. Either way, God knew that you would be looking at this page at this time. I would be doing my Savior a disservice if I did not publish how to receive the love of God into your life.

God loves you. He lovingly created you. Psalm 139:13-16 states, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful. I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you while I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book.”

He even loves you before you choose to return His love.  Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Unfortunately, we are separated from God by our sin. Sin is simply knowing the difference between right and wrong and choosing to do the wrong thing or not choosing to do the right thing.  Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” And Romans 3:10 says, “There is no one righteous, no not even one.”

You are not alone in your sin. EVERYONE has sinned. What then is the penalty for that sin? Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life.” The death that is referenced in the first part of that verse is not the physical death that everyone will experience. Instead, it refers to the spiritual death that results in eternal separation from God. There is amazing news within the second half of that verse, however. The GIFT of God is everlasting life. So, a life spent without God yields spiritual death, but if you reach out and receive the gift that God gave us through the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross you will be forever sealed in the name of Christ.

Nothing you could ever do is good enough to bridge the sin gap that exists between us and God. Ephesians 2:8-9 states, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– not by works, so that no one can boast.” Jesus had to come to Earth, live a sin free life, give himself over a s a blood sacrifice to cover our sins, and raise on the third day in order to become the “bridge” to get to God.

In order to receive and accept the sacrifice that Christ made as the payment for the sin in your life,  you must follow what Romans 10:9-10 says. “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him form the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are  justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” Listen to the promise in verse 11. “As the scripture says, ‘Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.’ ”

I urge to you consider this decision. I know that there are many poor examples of Christianity in the world today, but please, do not judge the Creator by the created. We, God’s people, have been historically disobedient, but God has never changed. He has continued to pour His love and mercy on His people even when we refuse to acknowledge Him. He wants desperately for you to experience His love and mercy. If you are ready to make that decision, repeat the prayer at the bottom of the page. We do not know the hour when Christ will return to remove His chosen people from this world. Do not be left behind. I say that to put a spirit of urgency into your heart, not to scare you into a decision. Seek out His truths in the Bible! They are there for you to study.

Becoming a Christian is the most wonderful decision that you can make for yourself. God loves to pour out his grace and mercy on His children. John 10:10 says, “The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” The thief is Satan and he does not want you to make a decision for Christ. He wants you to continue to drown in your sin and despair. You have no hope without Jesus. Christ is hope. The promise in the verse is that God will give you a completely fulfilled life. That doesn’t mean that you will hit the lottery, rather that you will find your fulfillment in His love.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me using the contact page. If you want to make a decision for Christ, repeat the following:

Prayer of Salvation

God, I know that I am a sinner and because of that sin, I am eternally separated from Your love. I also recognize the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross as the only way to spend eternity with you. I now accept that sacrifice as the payment for my sin. I also believe that Jesus was raised on the third day and sits at your right hand. Make me into the servant that you desire me to be. Let me always seek your council. I want to walk in the abundant life of your never-ending love. Thank you for the cross and the freedom that it gives me. I love you, Lord. Amen.

Let me be the first to say congratulations if you prayed that prayer! 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” You are now  that new creation in Jesus. The old has passed away. This, however, is just the beginning. You need to find a local church to hook up with. We are not meant to live this life alone. If you have received Christ because of what you read here, please contact me via the e-mail address on the contact page and let me know of you decision so that I can pray for you. I will be happy to answer as many question as you have to the best of my knowledge. Don’t be shy!

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  1. December 26, 2009 at 11:47 am

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