believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior; that the Bible, both Old and New
Testaments, is the inspired and infallible Word of God.
believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, in His
sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death
through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension and
His personal return in power and glory, and the presence and power of
the Holy Spirit.
You Know Jesus?
greatest desire is for people to come to know God personally. The simple
truth is that there is a God who created you and loves you very much.
(Genesis 1:1) He gave us life and deserves our gratitude and love.
however, have chosen to disobey Him and sin against Him; all of us have
done wrong and failed to do what is right. (Romans 3:23) We may not be
more sinful than our neighbor, or we may be far worse than anyone we
know, it does not matter. Either way, we are guilty before God. (1 John
is perfect, completely good, always right and fair. He cannot tolerate
sin. He cannot simply overlook the fact that we have chosen to disobey
Him. The Bible says "the wages of sin is death." (Romans 6:23)
This means that the fair payment for our rebellion against God is death.
It is the punishment that we deserve.
the one and only Son of God, came to earth and lived a perfect sinless
life. He was crucified even though He was completely innocent. He
received the punishment that we deserved. He was the perfect sacrifice,
He was put into our place and took on Himself the sentence of death that
should have been ours. (Romans 5:8)
did not, however, remain dead. After three days, He rose from the grave
and later ascended into heaven. He will return for all those who are
trusting in Him as their Savior.
died for you. You can be saved by asking Him for forgiveness from your
sins. If you are willing to repent of your sin, He is waiting to forgive
you. It doesn't matter what you have done in the past, if you cry out to
Jesus for forgiveness, He will not reject you. The word
"repent" literally means "to turn away from." You
need to look at your life, admit that you are a sinner, genuinely desire
to turn your back on that sin, and ask Him to forgive you. If you do
this, He promises to forgive you.
Christianity is not about attending a particular church, or how your
parents raised you, or what country you were born in. Being a Christian
means that you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, that He
is your Savior. It's not good enough that your priest, pastor, mother,
or aunt knows Jesus, you must know Him for yourself. They cannot believe
in Him for you, you must believe for yourself. They cannot repent for
you, you must repent for yourself.
is everywhere all the time. He can hear you now if you ask Him for
forgiveness. Please turn your life over to Him NOW. Time slips by so
quickly, don't miss this opportunity. If you want to pray and ask Jesus
to be your Savior, you can say a prayer something like this:
I know that I have sinned against you. I know the truth is that I have
sinned by my own choice, and I am the one responsible for it. I know
that I have earned punishment from You, and that the fair punishment
would be death. Jesus, I believe that You died in my place. Forgive me
for my sin. I cannot cover or take my sin away, I am relying totally and
only on You. You are the only one who can save me. I reject my sin, I
turn away from it, I repent. Come into my life, take away my sin, and
show me how to live my life in a way that is right and pleasing to
you have prayed this, YOU ARE SAVED! You are now completely forgiven, a
new creation, innocent in the eyes of God. Welcome to the family of God!
is important for you to start to grow in your relationship with Jesus.
Just like any relationship, you need to spend time with someone if you
want to know them well. The way to know God is through the Bible.
It's also important to find a church you can attend where they teach the
Bible. This will allow you to talk with a pastor who will help explain
questions you might have, and it will give you a chance to spend time
with other Christians who can encourage you.