Being Right With God
God created us in His own image to have an abundant life. The first man and woman, Adam and Eve were made perfect and lived without sin until they rebelled against God. Now, all of Adam’s descendants, including you, live under the curse of death and sin. Everyone has deliberately chosen to disobey God. In our own sinful state no one is even able to seek after God. The result is our separation from God and the sentence of death and hell upon us.
As it is written: There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. They have all gone out of the way; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no not one. Romans 3:10-12
Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin. Romans 3:19-20
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3.23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6.23
Our situation is desperate. We are separated from God and incapable of doing anything about it. We have sinned and are under the curse of death and punishment.
We must confess and repent (turn away from our sins) and surrender our lives totally to Him. God commands you to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus. God even grants you the faith required to believe. True converts will have enduring evidence of their salvation and will love and fellowship with God’s people in a local church. They will bear spiritual fruit, and they will endure unto the end as they watch and eagerly wait for the Lord to return as He promised.
If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 10:9, 13
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith*and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God*not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2.8-9
And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Galatians 5:22-23
You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. John 15:16
In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know. John 14:2-4
Pray to God and confess your sins to Him. Turn from your sin and ask Him to forgive you. Place your faith in Jesus, His death on a cross in your place, and His resurrection from the dead. Surrender your will to Jesus and find a local church to help you in your Christian walk.
Though we are deserving of punishment and judgment, God is merciful and loving. God provided an answer to our problem: Jesus the Christ, meaning the Messiah or Savior. Jesus lived a perfect life without any sin. He offered Himself as the sacrifice for our sin. Jesus took the punishment of death upon himself. He died on the cross and three days later rose from the dead, securing forgiveness and eternal life for all who surrender to Him and trust in Him alone. He paid the penalty for our sin. Discover the greatest joy known to man *knowing the God who created you. Are you humbled and grieved to learn of your sin? Do you want to be forgiven and made right with God?
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy. Psalm 103:8
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 And as it is appointed unto man once to die, and after this the judgment, so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. Hebrews 9:27
Are you humbled and grieved to learn of your sin? Do you want to be forgiven and made right with God?