Won't you make Jesus your Lord and Savior today?

1 John 5:11-12 And the witness is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.

This tells us that God has given us eternal life and this life is in His Son, Jesus Christ. In other words, the way to possess eternal life is to possess God's Son. The question is, how can a person have the Son of God?

Our Problem

We are separated from God

Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He does not hear.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

According to Romans 5:8, God demonstrated His love for us through the death of His Son. Christ had to die for us because Scripture declares all men to be sinful. To "sin" means to miss the mark. Picture and archerers target. Imagine aiming for the center and consistently missing it. This is what it is looks like when we sin. The Bible declares "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23). In other words, our sin separates us from a God who is perfect and must therefore judge us as sinful man. The Bible also teaches that no amount of goodness, works, morality, or religious activity can get anyone into heaven. We all fall short of God's perfect righteousness "there is none righteous, not even one" (Rom. 3:9-10).

Habakkuk 1:13 Thine eyes are too pure to approve evil, and Thou canst not look on wickedness with favor….

No amount of goodness is as good as God. God is perfect righteousness. Because of this, Habakkuk 1:13 tells us God cannot have fellowship with anyone who does not have perfect righteousness. In order to be accepted by God, we must be as good as God is. But before God, we all stand naked, helpless, and hopeless in ourselves. No amount of good living can get us to heaven or give us eternal life. So then what then is the solution?

God's Solution

God is not only perfect holiness, but He is also perfect love and full of grace and mercy. Because of this love and grace, He has not left us without hope and a solution.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

This is the good news of the Bible. It's the message of the gift of God's own Son who became, lived a sinless life, died on the cross for our sin, and was raised from the grave.

Romans 1:4 who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord,

Romans 4:25 He who was delivered up because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification.

2 Corinthians 5:21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;

How Do We Receive God's Son?

Because of what Jesus Christ has done for us on the cross, the Bible states "He that has the Son has life." We can receive the Son, Jesus Christ, as our Savior by trusting in Christ and His death for our sins.

John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, {even} to those who believe in His name.

John 3:16-18 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

This means we must each come to God the same way:

If you would like to receive Christ as your personal Savior, you may want to express it a simple prayer stating your sinfulness, accepting His forgiveness and putting your faith in Him for your salvation.

If you have just given yourself to Him, you need to learn about your new life and how to walk with the Lord. Find a Bible beliving Church, read your bible and pray daily. Also Email me if you've done this.