"Salvation is easy because it asks nothing you cannot give right now."
Have you heard God’s message to you known as the Gospel? The Gospel is the preaching
of salvation from eternal death available through Christ the Lord. It is the message
proclaimed by Jesus and His Apostles that we read about in the Holy Bible. It is the most
important revelation of the Christian faith. The Bible says:
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call
on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they
have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach,
except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel
of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!" (Romans 10:13-15).
Christ came to earth in order to make a way for us to have a relationship with God, a
relationship that would save us from eternal death. We could not have a relationship with
God because of our sins and God’s holiness. So, Christ came and became the substitute
to suffer the penalty of death for our sins so we could receive eternal life, and live with a
Are you aware of your sins? It is impossible for you to receive God’s gift of salvation if
you are not aware of your sins. It is not just being aware of your sins, but a conviction
inside that you cannot escape because God’s Spirit is convicting you. The Bible plainly
states that, "all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" (Romans 3:23). The
Bible also says:
"No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me (Jesus) draw him: and I will
raise him up at the last day." (John 6:44).
God’s Spirit will convict you, draw you, and show you the solution to your separated (from
God) condition, and that solution is Christ.
Have you repented of your sins? Repentance means to understand your fault, feel godly
remorse for it, and then turning to God in faith to change it through His gracious offer.
It is not a remorse you would feel for getting caught for doing something wrong. You
may see this kind of sorrow many times in children, who are more sorry for getting
caught than feeling bad about learning they were doing something that is wrong. The
"For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the
world worketh death." (II Corinthians 7:10).
Do you believe? "Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus
Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house." (Acts 16:30-31). Faith in Christ alone
saves you from your sins. Faith is not a belief in your mind that Jesus exists, but a heart
and life changing belief in Him that becomes evident because you have met Him. You will
truly know that you have met Him, and that your life is changed because of it. You will
further walk in this new faith in a way to know Him more. You will continually desire to
change your life into the image of Christ’s life found in the Holy Bible.
If you have sincerely done these things, and accepted the Lord, then you know there is
something different, like a weight has been lifted. You have been born again. Your life
has been totally renovated, you are free from sin’s hold as Christ is now everything to
you. This is the beginning of a new life. Through Christ we receive forgiveness of sins,
and if you are struggling with temptations, we can also receive the power of the Holy
Ghost if we ask for it. Read the Bible (discover who Christ is and what He has done),
pray always, worship God, and publicly fellowship with Him through Christ in a place that
loves Him (Matthew 10:32). Publicly declare your new life through baptism and become a
witness to the love you have just discovered, LIVE THE LIFE, AND GIVE IT TO OTHERS!
If you would like to biblically discuss your situation with someone, please contact us. We
would be honored in God to provide whatever assistance we can. Because, "The Lord is
not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-
ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." (II Peter 3:
The Nine Christian conversions in Acts:
1. 3,000 on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:14-41)
2. The Samaritans (Acts 8:9-12)
3. Philip and the Eunuch (Acts 8:26-39)
4. Saul (Acts 9:1-19 & Acts 22:3-16)
5. Cornelius’ Household (Acts 10:44-48)
6. Lydia (Acts 16:11-15)
7. Jailer (Acts 16:16-34)
8. The Corinthians (Acts 18:1-8)
9. The Ephesians (Acts 19:1-7)