In the beginning…God.
In the beginning, there was God.
God created the heaven and the earth. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech , and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.” Psalm 19:1-3
God created all things. “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in the earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.” Colossians 1:16
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Gen 1:26, 27
God created you and me. “For we are his handiwork, created by Christ Jesus unto good works.” God breathed into man the breath of life so that God and man might be together, so that God and man might have fellowship together.
God created a perfect world for Adam and Eve to live and fellowship with Him forever. He provided the beautiful and complete Garden of Eden for them to enjoy. He commanded them to be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth. God warned them not to eat the fruit of one tree.
“But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Genesis 2:17
Adam and Eve disobeyed God. When they disobeyed God, sin
(anything that displeases God) entered the world.
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” Romans 5:12
When sin entered the world, sin separated God and man. God is a Holy God and cannot have fellowship with sin. The Bible tells us that all have sinned.
Sin separated God and man. Sin entering the world meant man would spend an eternity in hell separated from God.
God loves you and I so much that He provided a way for
God and man to be together again, for you and I to have a personal and intimate
relationship with God for all eternity.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
God sent His son. They called him Jesus. He lived and died to bear our sins. Jesus, the spotless Lamb of God, came into the world to provide himself a sin payment for you and I. He was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life, was crucified on a cross, and rose again victoriously the third day.
“And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures:” 1 Corinthians 15:4
Jesus lives. He is our Savior. The death, burial and resurrection of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ paid the price for my sins and for your sins. Jesus came that we might live.
“For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” John 3:17
There is no need to be separated from God forever, for Jesus lives and has offered you and I a bridge to the Father. Simply believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and what He did for you and I on that cross.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Jesus offers you and I a free gift, the gift of salvation from eternal separation from God. Our sin separates us from God. Our faith in what Jesus has done for us bridges that gap.
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23
The Bible tells us that if we confess our sins, God will forgive us and take away our sins.
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.." 1 John 1:9
The Bible tells us that whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved. Whosoever means you. Whosoever means me.
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13
The Bible tells us it is by grace that we are saved. Grace is unmerited favor, God gives us a gift, the gift of salvation, because of His Love and Mercy.
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:8-10
"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;" Titus 3:5
It is God's Will for all men to be saved. He wants you and I to live forever in heaven with Him. Have you allowed Jesus to bridge the gap for you and to make a way for and God to be together for all eternity? Have you admitted that you are a sinner? Have you accepted that without a Savior, you and God cannot be together? Have you declared that you believe Jesus lived a perfect life, died, was buried and resurrected the third day? Have you believed that Jesus can and has paid the price for your sin and asked Him to save you from eternal separation from God? If you have done these things, then, my friend, the Bible says simply and clearly you are and will be saved. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” If you have never done this, please take a minute right now to say a prayer and ask God to save you. You might say a prayer something like this:
Father, I know I am a sinner and I need a Savior. Please forgive me of my sins and come into my heart and save me. I accept what Jesus has done on the cross for me. I accept His payment for my sin. I confess Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I ask you to save me from my sin and to take me to heaven to live forever with You when I die. In Jesus Name, Amen.
If you just prayed that prayer or one like it for the first time, and you are acknowledging you are now a believer in Jesus Christ and are saved according to the Scriptures, please let us know by clicking on the I just got saved box. We rejoice with you in your decision and would like to hear from you so we can pray for you and encourage you.
All Scriptures are quoted from the King James Version of the Bible.
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