Salvation is a Free Gift
When God created the first man, he was upright and hence had a direct, thriving relationship with God Himself. However, when he sinned willfully, his relationship with God got broken. Consequently, all men were subjected to the original sin, which made us fell short of the glory of God. What all men faced thereafter was eternal damnation. Because of sin, we all became by nature children of wrath.
Not desiring that we should perish, God sent His son, Jesus Christ, to live in our world and die for our sins. Because He lived a sinless life and offered a perfect, acceptable sacrifice unto God, through His death on the cross of Calvary, Jesus meritoriously became the only true author of salvation for all men. To prove beyond any reasonable doubt that it is only Jesus Christ that men are to have real hope of redemption, God raised Him up from the death.
The salvation Jesus offers is a free gift of righteousness unto eternal life. This gift can only be received through faith placed in Him alone. Wherefore, Scripture says: “If you declare with your mouth [that] “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved” (Romans 10:9, 10). According to John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him, will not perish but have everlasting life.”
Because salvation in Christ is a free gift, it can be accepted or rejected. The decision to either receive or decline this gift is a personal choice – one that has consequential impact on your life here on earth as well as the final, eternal destination your soul. Make the right–and certainly, the most important–decision today by inviting Jesus into your life as your personal Savior and Lord. If you wish to do so now, begin it by this prayer.
Father in heaven, thank you for love me enough and sending Jesus Christ, Your only Son, to die for my sins. Please forgive me of all my sins and wash me with the blood of Jesus. Come and live in me by you Holy Spirit and make me holy. Let my life be a reflection of Your image and glory. In Jesus’ name I pray.
Having said this prayer, it is important that you endeavor to grow in the knowledge and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our church has several opportunities (e.g. New Believers Class, School of Disciples, or Baptismal Class) that can support your growth in God. To access these opportunities, please fill and submit the form below. May God bless you.