23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
All have sinned and we just cannot help that. We are human. Sinned started way back in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit.
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Sin leads to death. We are sinners. This means God can’t have anything to do with us because He is perfect. BUT God want’s to have personal relationship with us…so what did He do?
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
God shows us His love for us (his enemies)
16 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.
He gave his only Son to die on the cross for our sins.
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
You simply need to believe. If you grew up in church or lived a terrible life no one is to bad for God – A person does not have to “clean up his act” before coming to Christ. The Holy Spirit will help with that when the time is right. Jesus died on the cross to take away all of your sin. Being good is not good enough, and again no one is to bad to be forgiven and all you need to do is simply believe.
“Receiving Christ” Means to recognize your belief in Christ, inviting him to come into your life, turning to God and repenting and then letting God direct your life! The moment you ask, it’s done and Jesus has come into your heart.
A Prayer for is your ready to accept Jesus as your Savior: (out of KJV Study BIBLE)
Dear God, I know that my sin has separated me from you. Thank you that Jesus Christ died in my place. I ask Jesus to forgive my sin and to come into my life. Please begin to direct my life. Thank you for giving me eternal life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
That’s It! Welcome to God’s family 🙂