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Is Jesus God?

Is Jesus God? Did Jesus claim to be God? Different people and different religious groups have differing opinions regarding the deity of Jesus Christ.
The Christian viewpoint is that Jesus Christ is God. Throughout the Bible there are many verses about Jesus that refer to Him as being God and having God’s full attributes.

 

Jesus & The Father are ONE
John 10:30-33
30 “I and My Father are one.”
31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?”
33 The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”

We can learn from John 10:30-33 that Jesus indeed claimed to be God. When Jesus said that He and the Father are one He was saying that He and the Father are of one nature and have the same attributes. The Jews clearly understood what He meant when Jesus said that He is one with the Father. This is why they responded in an attempt to stone Him and accusing Him of blasphemy they said “… You, being a Man, make Yourself God”.
The Jews knew that Jesus was saying that He is God.

 

Jesus is I AM
John 8:58
Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”

When Jesus said these statements in John 8:58, the Jews responded again by attempting to stone Him. Again, the Jews knew exactly what Jesus was saying; Jesus was saying that He was God. He was saying that He has always and eternally existed just as God is self-existing and eternal. Jesus was equating His declaration of being I AM with what God told Moses in Exodus 3:14 and the Jews understood His statement but they refused to accept it.

 

Jesus is God who became flesh
John 1:1-2, 14
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God.
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:1,2 & 14 also explains the deity of Jesus; that Jesus Christ who is the Word was God who became flesh and dwelt among us.
1 Timothy 3:16 also says the following: And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.

 

Jesus is Worshipped as God
John 20:28
And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

Jesus did not refuse worship and He did not rebuke anyone for worshipping Him. Jesus accepted worship while at the same time teaching people to only worship God.
Below are some Bible verses where Jesus was worshiped:
Matthew 14:33; Luke 24:52; John 9:35-38; Matthew 28:9,17; Matthew 2:11

Is Jesus God? Yes He is.

 

JESUS CHRIST WAS CRUCIFIED FOR OUR SINS
Jesus Christ is God who became flesh and dwelt among us. He not only dwelt among us but He came to die and be crucified for the sins of mankind. Jesus Christ came to pay a debt that we could not pay. He paid for our sins.
This debt could not be paid by a flawed created being because all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).
This debt had to be paid by an eternal infinite being. No angel could pay for our sins; no man could pay for our sins; no animal could pay for our sins eternally. This is why God Himself became a man, then fulfilled the law and paid the price on our behalf so that whoever accepts Jesus Christ as Lord will become born again and have eternal life. Jesus Christ was without sin and He was qualified to pay for our sins.

ARE YOU BORN AGAIN? IF YOU WERE TO DIE – WOULD YOU GO TO HEAVEN OR HELL? HAVE YOU ACCEPTED JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD & SAVIOUR?

 

DO YOU WANT TO BE A CHRISTIAN or A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST???

1. ACKNOWLEDGE: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “God be merciful to me a sinner” (Luke 18:13).
You must acknowledge that you are a sinner and that you therefore need Jesus in your life.

2. REPENT: “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3), “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19)
Repenting means: to change your mind; a sincere turning away, in heart, mind and action;
Therefore God wants you to repent of sinful values and of sinful living. God wants you to decide to
follow Him and to make Jesus the Lord of your life.

3. CONFESSION: “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). “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9)
God is a forgiving God. God will forgive any sin that you have done because Jesus died for ALL your sins and to set you free from the bondage of all types of sin in your life.

4. BELIEVE: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
You must believe that ONLY Jesus can save you and restore your relationship with God. You must believe that Jesus is the ONLY way by which you can have everlasting life and escape from eternal separation from God. You must believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and resurrected from the grave.
“He came to His own, and His own did not receive him, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12)
By faith, You must receive Jesus as Your Lord & Savior and therefore; you become a child of God; you become born again; you become a Christian; you restore your broken relationship with God

 

Why Not Make Your Eternal Decision NOW?

We become born again Christians by GRACE through FAITH or TOTAL TRUST in Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior (Galatians 3:26) & (Ephesians 2:8,9). Salvation is a FREE gift received through FAITH in Christ.

PLEASE NOTE: You can choose to pray in your own words. This prayer is a sample prayer and it is only an EXPRESSION of your faith, belief & trust in Jesus. Salvation is by GRACE through FAITH or BELIEVING in Christ Jesus as your Lord & Saviour.

“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
I repent of all of my sins and I ask You to cleanse me Jesus.
Thank You for forgiving my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I trust You as my Lord and Savior – Amen”

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What is The Gospel?

What is the gospel? The word gospel means “good news”. Therefore the gospel is the good news that God is able to save sinners doomed for hell and save them from eternal punishment because of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (John 3:16).
The gospel is the good news that God is able to reconcile with sinful man and that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the debt of sin that mankind could not pay (Mark 10:45).
Man is by nature sinful and therefore spiritually separated from God because of the fall of man in the Garden of Eden (Genesis3:6). Man cannot reconcile with God through his own efforts or his own ability but he can only be reconciled to God by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8,9).
Therefore the gospel is the good news about the free gift of salvation that God graciously offers to anyone who would by faith turn to Jesus Christ and recognize Christ as the only way that a person can have an eternal relationship with God (John 14:1-6).
The gospel “is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes” in Christ Jesus as their personal Lord & Saviour (Romans 1:16).

Therefore, all of mankind needs to hear the gospel. People need to hear the good news that God offers salvation as a free gift and that Jesus Christ died that we may have an everlasting relationship with God.
Without Jesus Christ in our lives, we would be doomed for hell because of sin, however God offers us the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ (Romans 6:23).

There are many false gospels that exist in the world – for example the “prosperity gospel”. However, such false “gospels” are not Biblical and these false gospels are not “the power of God to salvation” that Paul speaks of in Romans 1:16.
It’s therefore important to note that the TRUE gospel is the good news that God saves sinners through His Son Jesus Christ.

 

Below are components of understanding the true gospel…

What is sin?
All unrighteousness is sin (1 John 5:17a). God is righteous. Sin is unrighteousness, the opposite of God’s nature. Sin is willful rebellion against God and His revealed will.
Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness (1 John 3:4). Sin is the violation of God’s law.

What is the consequence of sin?
a) Death (Romans 6:23)
b) Separation from God (Isaiah 59:1,2)

Why does man need salvation?
1. We are sinners (Romans 3:23)
2. Man’s righteousness are like filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6)
3. Man cannot save himself (Acts 4:12)
4. Man cannot have a relationship with God without Christ (John 1:12)
5. Man will perish without salvation (John 3:16)
6. Man cannot have life without salvation (1 John 5:12,13)

The Bad News
a) We are sinners (Romans 3:10; Romans 3:23)
b) The penalty for sin is hell (Romans 6:23)
c) Without Christ we are condemned (John 3:18)

The Good News / The Gospel
a) Whilst we were sinners Christ dies for us (Romans 5:8)
b) Jesus paid for our sins (1 John 2:2) (Mark 10:45)
c) There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ (Romans 8:1)
d) We have eternal life & relationship with God through Christ (John 14:2-6) (Colossians 1:21-22)
e) Salvation is a free gift; we are saved by grace (Ephesians 2:8,9)
f) I can become a child of God by faith in Christ Jesus (John 1:12)

Do you now understand the gospel? Would you like to be a Christian & a follower of Jesus Christ as a result of understanding the gospel?

 

DO YOU WANT TO BE A CHRISTIAN or A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST???

1. ACKNOWLEDGE: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
This means that we have all broken God’s laws and God’s 10 Commandments like those mentioned in Exodus 20:1-17. For example, if you have told a lie; if you have stolen something; if you have lusted after somebody or if you have coveted. This means you are guilty of breaking at least one or more of God’s 10 Commandments. Breaking God’s commandments makes us sinners. The fact that we are sinners who have broken God’s law means that we are accountable to God who is the Lawgiver. Romans 6:23 says that “the wages of sin is death BUT the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”
You must acknowledge that you are a sinner who has broken God’s commandments and that you therefore need Jesus in your life.

2. REPENT: “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3), “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19)
Repenting means: to change your mind; a sincere turning away, in heart, mind and action;
Therefore God wants you to repent of sinful values and of sinful living. God wants you to decide to
follow Him and to make Jesus the Lord of your life.

3. CONFESSION: “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). “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9)
God is a forgiving God. God will forgive any sin that you have done because Jesus died for ALL your sins and to set you free from the bondage of all types of sin in your life.

4. BELIEVE: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
You must believe that ONLY Jesus can save you and restore your relationship with God. You must believe that Jesus is the ONLY way by which you can have everlasting life and escape from eternal separation from God. You must believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and resurrected from the grave.
“He came to His own, and His own did not receive him, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12)
By faith, You must receive Jesus as Your Lord & Savior and therefore; you become a child of God; you become born again; you become a Christian; you restore your broken relationship with God.

 

Why Not Make Your Eternal Decision NOW?

We become born again Christians by GRACE through FAITH or TOTAL TRUST in Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior (Galatians 3:26) & (Ephesians 2:8,9). Salvation is a FREE gift received through FAITH in Christ.

This prayer is only an EXPRESSION of your faith, belief & trust in Jesus. Salvation is by GRACE through FAITH or BELIEVING in Christ Jesus as your Lord & Saviour.

“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
I repent of all of my sins and I ask You to cleanse me Jesus.
Thank You for forgiving my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I trust You as my Lord and Savior – Amen”

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Can You Earn Your Salvation?

Is salvation 100% God’s work and 0% our work? Can you earn your salvation? Is your ticket to heaven based upon your personal character & ability? Is there any kind of work that is required from you to become born again or saved?

The Bible clearly defines salvation a being a FREE gift and that salvation is not something you work for or receive by your own personal merits or ability.

Below are several verses to prove this point:

Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJV – For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Romans 5:18-19 NKJV – Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.

Romans 6:23 NKJV – For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

By definition – a GIFT is not something that you work for neither is it given because you deserve it. A gift is given FREELY out of love and grace by its giver. A gift is free and has no strings attached to it. This is what God’s salvation is. Salvation is a free gift from God. We cannot earn our salvation but God offers this gift to us freely.

 

As mankind we are like a criminal who committed crimes and the fine / penalty for the crimes is $900 Billion ($900 000 000 000). The criminal does not have $900 000 000 000 and neither will the criminal be capable to work his entire lifetime to pay for that enormous penalty for the crimes he committed.
Then comes a loving & gracious man who has $900 000 000 000 and this loving & gracious man is willing & able to pay the entire debt for the criminal so that the criminal is set free.
When the penalty of $900 000 000 000 is paid by the loving & gracious man and the criminal is set free because of the payment it’s important to observe the following:

  1. The glory for the payment automatically goes to the loving & gracious man who paid the enormous debt. The loving & gracious man should receive the praise for rescuing the guilty criminal.
  2. The criminal is set free not because of his own personal effort but because of the gracious work / payment done by the loving and gracious man. In this particular case, it would be foolish if the criminal boasted in his own failed effort to attempt to pay his own penalty.
  3. The criminal was fined because he was guilty of his crimes but yet the loving & gracious man still paid the enormous $900 000 000 000 debt on behalf of the criminal.
  4. The criminal did not have to pay a single cent to bail himself out because the entire debt was paid by the loving & gracious man.
  5. The criminal has the freewill or option to refuse the loving & gracious man from freely paying for his penalty / fine. This refusal has grave consequences in that forfeiting payment will result in a lengthy jail-time for the criminal.

This analogy is a small picture of what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross. Jesus paid our ransom / debt according to Mark 10:45 which says “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many”.

Our salvation comes because of the work that Christ did for us on the cross. Jesus paid our debt and when He paid for our debt, it was out of His love, grace and mercy. (Titus 3:5-7 NKJV – Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.)

 

Salvation is NOT by Works

Many people and many different religions & denominations incorrectly teach that a person must earn their salvation.

If a person were to attempt to earn his/her own salvation then that person would be denying the work of Christ on the cross. Christ came to die for our sins & to pay the very debt / ransom / penalty for sin that we cannot pay with our own works or effort.

Galatians 2:21 says “I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain”.

In Isaiah 64:6 the Bible says that man’s own “righteousness are like filthy rags” before God. Therefore there is nothing that we can do by our own personal effort & ability that would convince God that our personal works are good enough to earn us a place in the kingdom of God.
Romans 8:8 says “So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God”.

 

Isaiah 53:5 NKJV
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

Jesus Christ paid for our transgressions in full. All our sins were paid for by Christ on the cross.

 

HOW CAN I RECEIVE GOD’S FREE GIFT OF SALVATION?

As mentioned above, salvation is a FREE GIFT and salvation is not received by works but it is received by FAITH in Jesus Christ. It is that simple. A person must repent & by faith accept Jesus Christ as Lord & Saviour because Jesus is the only way, the truth & the life and the only Mediator between God & man.

 

DO YOU WANT TO BE SAVED / BECOME A CHILD OF GOD & A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST???

 

  1. ACKNOWLEDGE: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “God be merciful to me a sinner” (Luke 18:13).
    You must acknowledge that you are a sinner and that you therefore need Jesus in your life.
  1. REPENT: “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3), “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19)
    Repenting means: to change your mind; a sincere turning away, in heart, mind and action; Therefore God wants you to repent of sinful values and of sinful living. God wants you to decide to follow Him and to make Jesus the Lord of your life.
  1. CONFESSION: “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). “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9)
    God is a forgiving God. God will forgive any sin that you have done because Jesus died for ALL your sins and to set you free from the bondage of all types of sin in your life.
  1. BELIEVE: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting” (John 3:16). “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16)
    You must believe that ONLY Jesus can save you and restore your relationship with God. You must believe that Jesus is the ONLY way by which you can have everlasting life and escape from eternal separation from God. You must believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and resurrected from the grave.
  1. RECEIVE:“He came to His own, and His own did not receive him, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12)
    By faith, You must receive Jesus as Your Lord & Saviour and therefore; you become a child of God; you become born again; you become a Christian; you restore your broken relationship with God

 

Why not make your eternal decision now and pray the following prayer?

Salvation is by FAITH. We receive Jesus by believing. This prayer is only an expression of your trust & belief in Jesus.

“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
I repent of all of my sins and I ask You to cleanse me Jesus.
Thank You for forgiving my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I make You my Lord and Saviour, Amen”

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Who Created God?

“Dad, who made God?”. That’s a question my young 9 year old daughter once asked me.
I’m sure if you’re like me, whether you’re a Christian or skeptic, you must have asked yourself or somebody else that same question.
We sort of look at everything in existence around us and we know without a doubt that the cellphone we use, the car we drive or the home we live in all have their maker. And therefore, if we believe that God made the trees, the animals, the earth, the universe and us as humans – then who made God?

The answer to this question is this: NOBODY created God; God was NEVER made because God is ETERNAL and He therefore has ALWAYS existed. He is the UNCREATED Creator.

Why and How Is God UNCREATED?
God does not fall under the CATEGORY of created beings. To ask who created God would be the same as asking the following questions for example: “Can trees walk?” or “Can pigs fly?”
If these questions sound absurd or ridiculous it’s because we know without a doubt through personal knowledge & understanding that trees DON’T fall under the category of creation that walks and pigs DON’T fall under the category of animals that fly.
Therefore in relation to God and the things of God we must have a personal understanding and knowledge of what are some of the factors that make or categorize God as being – GOD.

These factors are the following:

1. God is Eternal
God has no beginning and He has no end. Everything that is in existence began with God and everything will end with God. (Isaiah 44:6 ESV – Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides Me there is no god.”).
NOBODY came or existed BEFORE GOD. According to Isaiah 44:6 we learn that God is first & last; He is eternal and there is no other God besides Him or before Him or who will come AFTER Him.
Therefore to suggest that somebody else made God, would raise the question of WHO made the person that made God; and WHO made the person, that made the person that made God? And the questions will go on and on and on and on…
However, God is clear in telling us through scripture that He is eternal and NO OTHER God came before Him and NO OTHER God will come after Him.
Revelation 22:13 ESV – I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
John 8:58 ESV – Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”

 

2. God as Creator of Time, exists OUTSIDE of time.
God is not limited or subject to time as we understand it. He is eternal. He has no beginning and he has no end.
Before God’s creation plan, time did not exist at all. Time actually began to exist only during the First Day of creation when God began the creation process – (Genesis 1:5 “…And there was evening and there was morning, the FIRST DAY”).
Therefore, if our bodies age; if our assets physically depreciate; it’s because we are subject to time; we live INSIDE of time. God does not age and will always be immortal because He is not bound by time because He exists outside of time.
Genesis 1:1-5 ESV – In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

FI-B-WHO

 

3. Most Scientists Agree That The Universe Had a Beginning
While people may differ on precisely how or when the universe actually began, there is a general agreement that the universe did not always exist but that the universe had a starting point or a beginning. If you’re an Atheist or Skeptic you’re likely to believe in the Big Bang theory and the argument that there is no God or intelligent design that was involved in the creation process.
However, if you’re a Christian you will believe that the universe began according to Genesis Chapter 1. Therefore, if the universe had a beginning (as agreed by both Christians & skeptics) then there must have been a specific cause or intelligent Being that started it. Because nothing CANNOT make something. Skeptics & Christians differ on what this cause is, however the Bible is clear in Genesis Chapter 1 and Job 38 that God is the cause of creation.
Read Genesis Chapter 1
Read Job Chapter 38

 

4. We CANNOT Know EVERYTHING About God but We Must SEEK Him & Have FAITH In Him.
Our minds are limited. Our abilities are limited. Therefore our knowledge and understanding are limited. As people, at least as long as we are on this earth, we will never know EVERYTHING there is to know about God. Even the skeptics and science experts who deny the existence of God do not know everything which is why they continue to study, experiment, theorize, and hypothesize.
However, God has provided us with what we NEED to know and what is NECESSARY for us to know and understand for this life in relation to Him through the Bible and through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (John 17:3 ESV – And this is eternal life, that they know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.)
There are some questions in life whether about God or other things that we might not receive an answer from in this lifetime and might remain a mystery to us whilst we are on this earth.
However in all things we MUST CONTINUE TO STRIVE & TO SEEK GOD AT ALL TIMES and to never lean on our own understanding, but to TRUST and have FAITH in Him and in our lives.
Hebrews 11:6 ESV – And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV – For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Proverbs 3:5 ESV – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

 

Summary
So who created God? NOBODY created God. God has ALWAYS existed. God is the uncreated Creator.
1 Timothy 1:17 ESV – To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

What Must I Do To Be Saved?

Acts 16:30-31 ESV
Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31 And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.

What does the term “to be saved” mean? Why do I need to be saved? What must I do to be saved?

What Does It Mean “To Be Saved”?
The term “saved” is a Christian/Biblical term which refers to a genuine believer and follower of Jesus Christ. The term “saved” also refers to the guarantee of heaven through Jesus Christ and therefore a person who is saved is – “saved” from eternal damnation in hell.
A person who is “saved” is a person who has a personal and genuine relationship with God through Jesus Christ. He/she is a genuine Christian. Another term for saved used in Christian & Biblical terminology would be “born again”. (John 3:3 ESV – Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”).
This salvation is FREE and only comes through the Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ.
A Christian is therefore “saved” from eternal hell and “saved” to be eternally with God in heaven.
John 3:16-17 NKJV – For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

 

Why Do I Need To Be Saved?
The truth is every human being needs to be saved. Every human being needs Jesus Christ to become his/her personal Lord & Saviour. If a person does not receive salvation through Jesus, there are eternal consequences to such a choice.
Rejecting God’s free offer of salvation through Christ automatically means accepting (willingly or unwillingly) the fate of eternal damnation in hell (Romans 6:23 NKJV – For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord).
Why does every human being need to be saved? It’s because every person is a sinner or wrong-doer before God (Romans 3:23 NKJV – For ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God).
Every person has broken God’s laws and commandments and therefore deserves to be punished by a righteous and just God.
We also cannot save ourselves even through our personal good works because by nature we are sinners and lawbreakers and cannot satisfy the debt required to pay for our sins (Romans 3:10 ESV – As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one;”).
However, because of God’s love and His mercy, God offers salvation freely through His Son Jesus who gave Himself as a ransom and the perfect sacrifice to pay the sin debt that we cannot pay.
Mark 10:45 ESV – For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

 

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?

1. ACKNOWLEDGE: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “God be merciful to me a sinner” (Luke 18:13).
You must acknowledge that you are a sinner and that you therefore need Jesus in your life.

2. REPENT: “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3), “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19)
Repenting means: to change your mind; a sincere turning away, in heart, mind and action;
Therefore God wants you to repent of sinful values and of sinful living. God wants you to decide to
follow Him and to make Jesus the Lord of your life.

3. CONFESSION: “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). “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9)
God is a forgiving God. God will forgive any sin that you have done because Jesus died for ALL your sins and to set you free from the bondage of all types of sin in your life.

4. BELIEVE: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting” (John 3:16). “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16)
You must believe that ONLY Jesus can save you and restore your relationship with God. You must believe that Jesus is the ONLY way by which you can have everlasting life and escape from eternal separation from God. You must believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and resurrected from the grave.

5. RECEIVE: “He came to His own, and His own did not receive him, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12)
By faith, You must receive Jesus as Your Lord & Saviour and therefore; you become a child of God; you become born again; you become a Christian; you restore your broken relationship with God.

Why Not Make Your Eternal Decision NOW?

NB: You Are Saved by GRACE Through FAITH in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8,9). This Prayer Is Only An Expression of Your Faith & Trust To Allow Jesus to Be Your Lord & Saviour. 

“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
I repent of all of my sins and I ask You to cleanse me Jesus.
Thank You for forgiving my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I make You my Lord and Saviour
Amen”

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