2. Questions to Consider:
A. If there is a God who loves you and desires a relationship with you, you would want to know it, right?
B. If there really is eternal punishment in Hell for sin, you would want to know, right?
C. If God has provided a way of escape, so you don’t have to pay for your own sins with eternal damnation, you would want to know, right?
D. If you are headed to Hell right now, you would want to know, while there is still time to change your eternal destination, right?
E. If there is a way to totally change your life for the better, here and now, to start over, to receive forgiveness from your Maker for all your sins, to be restored, richly blessed and begin to live out the unique purpose God intended for your life, you would want to know it, right?
F. If there is a way, in this life, to find true happiness, love, forgiveness and reconciliation, do you want it?
G. Do you want to know the reason for your existence, why you were created, your destiny, your purpose?
H. If there really is a Heaven and a Hell, and all people will someday stand before the Judgment Throne of God, don’t you want your family members and friends to find their way to Paradise in Heaven, instead of eternal torment in Hell?
I. If there really is only one way for you to get to Heaven, when you die, and have a personal relationship now with the one true almighty God, do you want to know the way?
J. If all other “paths to God” (belief systems) are false deceptions created by Satan, designed to keep you from finding the true path, do you want to know it?
K. YOU COULD DIE TODAY, are you ready to meet God?
3. Facts to Consider:
A. God made you and loves you. Therefore, He refuses to force you to love Him back; it’s your choice. Love can’t be forced.
B. God has given you a free will, so you can choose to love Him and others, and do good, or evil. Without free will, there can be no love or righteousness.
C. God is a good God, with your best interest in mind. He can do no evil, or lie. He is holy and sovereign.
D. Bad things happen in this world because of free will, sin, natural and spiritual laws, and because of Satan’s activity in our lives. The Devil wants to destroy us and keep us from trusting and obeying God.
E. God promises His children that He will bring good out of the bad that happens in this life, if we will turn to Him, and put our trust in His goodness.
F. God promises to make you a “child of God” if you will come to Him in the way He prescribes in the Bible, which is His complete, written revelation to man.
G. Salvation from Hell, and relationship with God in this life is a free gift from God, called “grace”. However, you must be willing to “receive” this free gift. Gifts can only be accepted; they can’t be earned or bought.
H. To receive God’s amazing grace, you must put absolute trust in God’s Son, Jesus Christ, who willingly died for your sins 2,000 years ago, by enduring an agonizing death, nailed alive to a Roman cross in Jerusalem .
I. The true Jesus is the second person of the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). He was and is God, who entered His own creation to redeem it from sin. The sinless One died for the sinful, the innocent One was crucified in place of the guilty, so they might have life.
J. All cults and false religions deny the unique deity of Jesus. They redefine Him, His true nature, purpose and message. They teach He is part of the creation, not the Creator. They add to, or omit Bible scripture.
K. God sent Jesus to earth to make relationship with Himself possible. God doesn’t want “religion”; He wants “relationship.” Religion is man’s attempt to reach God; Jesus is God’s attempt to reach man.
L. Salvation from Hell only comes through faith in Jesus Christ of the Bible, not by good deeds, baptism, church membership, worship, prayer, or even acknowledging Jesus historically. You must surrender your life to Jesus, because you believe He surrendered His life on the cross for you. Sin separates us from God. Jesus is the only way to God.
M. Jesus in the one and only Savior of the world, the innocent Lamb of God, sacrificed for the sins of the world, the Messiah of the Jews who fulfilled the Jewish feasts of Passover and Yom Kippur.
N. The Tanakh is the oldest written revelation of God, given thousands of years ago to the Jews. The Tanakh comprises the Old Testament of the Bible. It predicts with hundreds of precise prophesies, future events, including exact details about a real person who would set up a never-ending kingdom, the Messiah of the Jews, the God man, Jesus Christ.
O. The Old and New Testaments comprise the complete, final written revelation of God, known as the Bible. We know the Bible is the reliable inspired Word of God because of the hundreds of detailed prophecies that were fulfilled hundreds of years after they were predicted. Mathematically, this is impossible by chance.
P. Statistically, the probability of only 100 of these prophecies being fulfilled, as predicted is less than one in 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000; the same odds as getting 100 “heads” in 100 coin tosses! More than 100 prophecies of the Bible have already been fulfilled, as predicted by scripture hundreds of years earlier
Q. The ancient scriptures, which make up the Bible, have been authenticated by other historical documents, archeological evidence and verified by many recent discoveries, including the “Dead Sea Scrolls”, “Noah’s Ark ”, the “ Red Sea land bridge”, the “Shroud of Turin” and the “Bible Codes.”
R. The Bible is the only Word of God, written over 2,000 years ago by dozens of people who were divinely inspired at the time. Often they wrote about future events that they didn’t understand. One indication of a cult, or false religion, is they do away with all, or parts of the Bible, then add their own “divine” revelation.
S. God exists and is the Creator of everything. He is not the invention of any man. Scientific method and logic proves disorder doesn’t progress to order. Evolution is impossible. Explosions cause disorder, not order. Simply illustrated, if you throw the parts of a clock up into the air, they cannot assemble themselves into an operating clock, set to the correct time! A Creator is required.
T. In a court of law, two or more witnesses are sufficient. Yet, millions of people, throughout history have testified to the supernatural existence of Jesus in their lives. Thousand have gone to their deaths, rather than renounce their faith in Jesus Christ.
Ancient Scriptures of the Bible say:
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not parish 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. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because He has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. (John 3:16 – 18)
It is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life. (Leviticus 17: 11)
For He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
If anyone does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I myself will call him to account. (Deuteronomy 18: 19)
I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.
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 3-19)
For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ.
(1 Timothy 2:5)
When he looks at Me, he sees the One who sent Me.
(John 12: 45)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
(John 1: 1)
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ, our Lord.
(Romans 6: 23)
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace, through redemption that came by Jesus Christ. (Romans 3: 23)
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There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end it leads to death.
(Proverbs 14: 12)
We all like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid upon Him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53: 6)
For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. (Romans 10: 13)
Yet to all who received Him to those who believed in His name, He gave them the right to become children of God.
(John 1: 12)
That 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)
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift of god – not by works, so that no man can boast.
(Ephesians 2: 8 – 9)
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, He is a new creation, the old has gone, and the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5: 17)
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. (John 14: 27)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
(Galatians 5: 22 – 23)
The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When He comes, He will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus declared, “I who speak to you am He.”(John 4: 25 – 26)
Whoever believes in Me as the scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him. (John 7: 38)
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4. Becoming a Christian:
To become a “real” Christian you must accept by faith that Jesus Christ is God, and that all of His claims are true. You must believe with your heart (spirit) and mind (intellect) that He was born of a virgin, conceived by the Holy Spirit, lived a sinless life 2,000 years ago, as one who was fully God, and fully man at the same time. He worked many miracles witnessed by thousands, including raising the dead. He volunteered to die on the cross, taking on Himself all the sins of the world. He went to Hell and was resurrected out of the grave in bodily form on the third day, then appeared to hundreds on earth, and then ascended to the Father in Heaven. Jesus, afterwards sent back the Holy Spirit to earth, and at the end of time, will return again in glory. These are the central doctrines of the Gospel. BELIEVE IN JESUS AND YOU WILL BE SAVED!
5. Benefits of Salvation:
A. Heaven – You will immediately be in the presence of God, when you die; death loses its sting. Death becomes a wonderful doorway to eternal glory, peace and joy.
B. Relationship – During this life, God promises to have an intimate relationship with His children. As you seek Him, He will reveal more of Himself to you. This will happen in numerous ways, including through prayer, worship, and reading the Bible.
C. Communication – You can talk to God (pray), and He will communicate back to you, through a variety of creative ways. He will always listen and consider all your requests. You can ask Him anything and expect to hear His voice in your spirit.
D. Blessing – God will bless you and make your life meaningful and abundant, as you obey Him. He has a unique plan for your life, which will happen only if you voluntarily submit to His will.
E. Transformation – As you obey God, you will become more like Jesus everyday. You and others will see the “fruit of the Spirit” in your life, including love, joy and peace. This is the nature and character of Jesus.
6. Prayer of Salvation:
“Lord Jesus, I am ready now to receive You as my Lord and Savior. I admit that I am a sinner and need You. I believe You died for my sins and took my punishment. I ask You now to come into my heart and make me the person You want me to be. I repent now and turn from my sins. Please help me sin no more. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Lord Jesus, I believe that You are God, and that You were raised from the dead. Thank You for saving me, forgiving me, living inside of me, and for taking me to Heaven when I die. In Your name I pray, AMEN!”
If you sincerely prayed this prayer, you are now “Saved”, “Born-again”, “Washed in the blood”, “Redeemed”, “Sanctified” and have experienced the “New Birth” and “Regeneration”. The “Fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5: 22) will now begin to manifest in your life, for the rest of your life as you grow in Christ.
Congratulations! You have just stepped from darkness into light and made the most important decision of your life!
God has some “Gifts” He wants to give you, because you are now His child! Jesus wants you blessed, so you can be a blessing to others. He also wants you “empowered” for service, so you can live the abundant, victorious, unselfish, miracle-filled life! Now, learn more about your new life as a Christian!
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