Everyone is a sinner.
All of us have broken God's commandments.
And that is a problem, because God is holy and cannot look upon sin.
We've all told lies, have stolen something that did not belong to us and in other ways committed sins. Think of the ten commandments. Have you ever put anything before God? Disrespected your parents? Committed adultery? That's sin.
And the Bible says that:
'the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.' Romans 6:23.
Put simply, a person who dies in their sin will burn forever in a literal place called hell. God, however, does not desire that any should perish. (2 Peter 3:9)
Here is what God did so that you could be saved.
Jesus, who is the Son of God and God, came to this earth, born as a baby in a manager, and He fulfilled the law that you or I never could. He dotted every I and crossed every t. He was perfect, and He never sinned.
He willingly went to the cross for you and me to pay for the sins that we would commit. The Bible says that without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins. (Heb 9:22)
Jesus died and willingly took on our punishment.
When you acknowledge that you are a sinner and that you cannot save yourself, pray this prayer, believing in His sacrifice:
'Jesus, I am a sinner. I repent, and I ask you to forgive me of my sins and be my Savior. I believe that you died and rose again for pay for my sins. In Jesus's name. Amen'.
The Bible says that when you call upon the name of the Lord you shall be saved. (Romans 10:13)
You don't have to guess or worry about your salvation. Believe on Him, and the Bible says you shall be saved. That's a promise.
That salvation is also eternal. John 3:16 says:
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.
That life is eternal. You can be at peace. Today right now. It is my hope that you will say yes to Jesus and say yes to salvation.
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