How To Come To Christ
What about Eternal Life?
That's the most important question you will ever ask yourself.
The answer can be given in 4 simple truths...
REMEMBER .. God Loves You
The Gospel of John in the Bible says, “”For God so loved the world…” (John 3:16). You are part of that world. He loves you and wants to give you eternal life.
But there is a problem...
RECOGNIZE .. Your Need
Sin separates us from God. Romans 3:23 says we have all sinned. “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” We have broken God's law and thus there is a sin problem between us and God. God's law declares that the penalty of sin is death--eternal separation from God in a place called hell. All of us sinners have earned this death sentence. “For the wages of sin is death..” (Romans 6:23). You cannot escape this sentence on your own.
But there is good news…
REALIZE .. Christ Has Met This Need
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, paid the full penalty for sin on the Cross. Remember, God loves you. Romans 5:8 tells us, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!” His death satisfied the penalty for sin--He paid - IN FULL- the price for sin. His resurrection from the dead guarantees eternal life. In John 11:25 Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live!”
Now the decision is up to you...
RELY .. On Christ For Salvation
God asks you to trust in Christ alone as your only way to heaven. In one of the simplest verses of the Bible, Jesus Christ says, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life!” (John 6:47). The word “believe” means to trust in, rely on, or depend on. The moment you sincerely confess your sinfulness to Jesus and believe in Him for forgiveness -- you have eternal life!
So that leaves one question...
Do You Believe?
Have you relied on Christ for salvation or have you been trying to get to heaven by your own ability?
If you have not trusted Christ to get you to heaven, why not do it now?
Providing you eternal life cost God everything. He sent His Son, Jesus, in YOUR place to pay YOUR penalty for YOUR sins. However, receiving eternal life costs you nothing. Because of what Christ did on the Cross, God now offers you this free gift if you will simply trust His Son to save you. Don’t you want to talk to God about this gift and your receiving it?
You might like to express it to God like this…
“Dear God, I come to You now. I know I am a sinner; I’m so sorry for my sins. I know that nothing I will ever do can get me to heaven. But I believe Jesus Christ died for my sins. Right now, I put my trust in Him alone as my only way to heaven. Thank You for the free gift of eternal life. I BELIEVE in YOU .. RIGHT NOW to make me YOUR CHILD!
… In Jesus' name, Amen.”
What happens now?
If you have trusted Christ, you have eternal life. God guarantees it in His Word:
And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son of God has life. He who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who BELIEVE in the Name of the Son of God, that you may KNOW that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the Name of the Son of God.
-1 John 5:11-13
If you have prayed the prayer for salvation, and have trusted in Christ for the same, we would LOVE to hear about it. Our pastoral staff is also “ready & waiting” to be of help and encouragement to you.