//God Our Sins Paying Everyone Life//
Disillusioned? Disappointed? Despairing?
This is a good place to be. Here, we start asking the big questions: Why am I here? What’s the point? What’s the meaning of life?
Go on, ask them. Because there are answers, and there is truth.
Eternity in your heart confirms it.
“There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.”
God created us to have a relationship with Him and to experience true, lasting peace in this life. That ‘missing peace’ inside every man, woman and child is caused by our separation from God—the direct result of our sin. Isaiah 59:2 says, “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.”
Romans 3:23 says it like this: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
OUR ATTEMPTS TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM
Other religions and philosophies have tried to restore this lost relationship with God, but no amount of trying to be good or do good, no mantra or meditation, can ever pay for our sin. Titus 3:5 says, “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.”
Ephesians 2:8–9 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.”
Regardless of which path we choose to try and reach God, there is only one way to actually reach Him: His perfect representative on earth. His Son. Jesus said of Himself,
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16–17
Jesus Christ—fully God and fully man—lived a perfect sinless life as a substitute exchange for sinful man. He died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin and to restore our lost relationship with God. Read what the Bible says: “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.” 1 Peter 3:18
And… “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Just knowing this intellectually is not enough. We must act upon it by trusting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, believing in Him by faith, and receiving His free gift of salvation.
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20
“If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9
In the words of a contemporary writer, “There is a way to be good again.”
It is this: Repent and be baptized. Be born again.
Find the missing peace
You can receive Jesus Christ right now, wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever you’ve done, whatever’s been done to you. There is no formula to pray. Simply put your faith in Him and pray something like this:
“Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins, and I now invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You alone as my Lord and Savior. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
You can have assurance
If you have repented and put your faith in Jesus Christ to save you, you can know for sure that God heard you and has forgiven your sins. The Bible says everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved (Romans 10:13) and that the Spirit of God will Himself testify to your spirit that you are adopted as a child of God (Romans 8:18).
“He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” 1 John 5:12–13
If you just believed in Jesus to save you, we would love to celebrate this life step with you. Come out to one of our gatherings, email us or give us a call.