For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son...
DID YOU KNOW?
God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God is The Trinity. Three distinct and eternal persons in a loving indwelling of each other as One Being. God the Father is the Maker of Heaven and Earth and all that is seen and unseen.
“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”-1 Timothy 2:5
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” –Genesis 1:1
Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He is the eternal Son uniquely born of a Jewish virgin mother by the Holy Spirit. Though tempted in every way just as you are, He lived a sinless life. In 33 AD He willingly gave himself to be killed by Crucifixion upon a cross in Jerusalem. He was dead and buried. Three days later he rose from the dead, appeared to many and then ascended into heaven in full sight of them some 40 days later. All of this happened exactly according to the Scriptures, the Bible. Jesus died for YOUR sins and in your place. Jesus rose from the dead for YOU so death might no longer has mastery over you. Jesus returned to heaven for YOU that you might be seated with Him and live a new life now.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”- Romans 3:23
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”- Romans 6:23
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8
The Holy Spirit is fully God. He is a person and the promised Gift of God. He is the Spirit of the Son’s communion with the Father. He is given as an indwelling down payment and seal of God’s ownership guaranteeing an eternal inheritance.
“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession - to the praise of his glory.”-Ephesians 1:13-14
DID YOU KNOW?
God did all this even for YOU, simply because he loves you. He's calling you now...to repent, that is to change your mind and direction, in regard to your sins and attitude of unbelief. God is calling you to simply believe Him...to trust Him.
“God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself not counting men's sins against them… We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” -2 Corinthians 5:19-21
DID YOU KNOW?
You must respond to receive this reconciliation to yourself and you do this simply by faith; by belief that He is who He says He is and has in fact done what He says He came to do. Jesus said, "You must be born again" (John 3:7) in order to be saved from your sin, death and hell. Being "born again" is the result of believing that Jesus is The Christ (Messiah) and receiving Him by faith as YOUR Savior.
"He came to that which was Him own, but His own did not receive Him. Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, he gave the right to become children of God- children born...of God." - John 1:12-13
"By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures... -1 Corinthians 15:2-4
“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved..." -Acts 16:30-31
Here is a simple prayer of faith and response:
"Gracious and merciful God, I have heard and seen your word. I acknowledge that I am a sinner and can't be good enough to save myself from eternal death and hell. I believe your Word and trust that Jesus died and rose again for me in all my sin. Lord Jesus, come into my life as I receive you now through faith. Thank you for the forgiveness of all my sins and thank you for the gift of eternal life. I change my mind about you in repentance and commit myself to follow you all the days of my life. I believe and confess Jesus Christ is Lord. Amen."
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- not by works, so that no one can boast.” -Ephesians 2:8-9
“Anyone who believes in the Son of God has this testimony in his heart. Anyone who does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because he has not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.” -1 John 5:10-12
“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” -Acts 2:38
DID YOU KNOW?
You can leave your response of belief too late. Jesus will soon call His true believers out of this world. This is called the Rapture. It could happen any minute. In the twinkling of an eye, all true Christians will depart this world, caught up to be with Jesus for eternity. After that all hell is going to break loose upon the earth (Revelation Ch. 6-19) as judgement upon a world that has rejected His love. This Great Tribulation will be so horrendous that if it was not cut short by God, no human beings would survive.
“Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.” -1 Thessalonians 1:10
You can also leave it too late by dying without responding in belief. Hell is a reality.
“Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment”-Hebrews 9:27
“And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” -Revelation 20: 12-15
Either the Rapture or Death is guaranteed to come to you. Don’t delay.
"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"- John 3:16 "Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" - John 14:6