We can sometimes fool ourselves into believing we haven’t thought, spoken or acted in an evil way, but God defines sin differently than you might think. Have you ever looked at someone with lust? That's adultery. Have you ever taken God's name in vain? That's blasphemy. Have you ever lied? Even just once? Then you are a liar. If you have broken just one of commandments, you are unable to get to heaven. God demands perfection! That's the only way to spend eternity with Him.
Recognize that you fall short of God’s perfect standard.
Romans 6:23 — For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Just as we earn wages for the work we do, we earn wages for our actions. And the Bible says that sin earns us death. That means eternal death, or separation from God for all eternity!!! But the Bible doesn’t leave us there. The rest of that statement gives us hope for eternal life, through Jesus Christ.
Sin can’t go unpunished, but God does not want anyone to die. That’s why He sent His son Jesus Christ to die in our place!!!!
He made Him (Jesus) who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him!
Jesus Christ lived his entire life without any sin. He had to be perfect, in order to die for the sins of others. And in doing so, he paid the penalty for your sin!!!!
When you truly admit that your sin has separated you from God, and when you truly believe that Jesus Christ died to make it right, there is only one way you can respond.
This is the Gospel! This is the good news! Jesus Christ came to pay the debt you couldn't pay! Now, if you truly believe in Him and follow Him, He gives you eternal life.
Jesus Christ gave His life in exchange for yours. What could you possibly offer in return, but to live your life for Him? When you submit your life to Jesus Christ as your Lord, you become a part of God’s family! Everything changes. You have purpose and the emptiness that you've been feeling in your soul is forever filled!
Ephesians 2:13 - But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
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I admit that I am a sinner. I have done many things that do not please you. I have lived my life for myself only. I am sorry, and I repent. I ask you to forgive me for everything I have ever put before you.
I believe that you died on the cross for me, to save me. You did what I could not do for myself. I come to you now and ask you to take control of my life; I give it to you. From this day forward, help me to live every day for you and in a way that pleases you.
I love you, Lord, and I thank you that I will spend all eternity with you.