God is the difference.
Admit, Believe, Commit
It starts with admitting that you are a sinner.
…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of GodRomans 3:23
That’s right, the Bible says that everyone has sinned—including you. It’s probably not hard for you to think of some of the ways you’ve broken God’s Law. Sin is a problem because it separates us from God, who is without sin (1 Peter 1:16). Sin is also a problem because of the penalty involved.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.Romans 6:23
Just as we earn wages for the work we do, we earn wages for our actions. And the Bible says that sin earns us death. That means eternal death, or separation from God for all eternity. But the Bible doesn’t leave us there. The rest of that statement gives us hope for eternal life, through Jesus Christ.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.John 3:16
Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved…Acts 16:31
What does it mean to believe in Jesus? The Bible says Jesus Christ is God’s son, sent here to die in our place.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.Romans 5:8
Sin can’t go unpunished, but God does not want anyone to die (2 Peter 3:9). That’s why He sent His son Jesus Christ to die in our place. How can this be?
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.2 Corinthians 5:21
Jesus Christ lived his entire life without any sin. He had to be perfect, in order to die for the sins of others. And in doing so, he paid the penalty for your sin.
When you truly admit that your sin has separated you from God, and when you truly believe that Jesus Christ died to make it right, there is only one way you can respond.
…if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;Romans 10:9
Jesus Christ gave His life in exchange for yours. What could you possibly offer in return, but to live your life for Him? When you submit your life to Jesus Christ as your Lord, you become a part of God’s family, and the way you live your life—the choices that you make—will show it.
But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.Ephesians 2:13
The ABC’s of Salvation
You came here because you wanted to know how you can have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Now that you have the knowledge, what will you do with it? God offers you His salvation as a free gift. All you have to do is accept it.
- Tell Him that you admit that you are a sinner, and that you’re sorry for breaking His Law.
- Tell Him that you believe that Jesus Christ died to pay the price for your sin.
- Tell Him that you commit to stop living your life for yourself, and to start living it for Him.
That’s it! The Bible says that “whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved,” (Romans 10:13). If you’ve asked God’s forgiveness and placed your faith in Jesus Christ, you are now a Christian.
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