The Beginner’s Guide to Accepting God as Your Savior

Do you know that God's purpose for you is to live in peace with Him and receive eternal life?  The Bible says..."...we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 5:1 And, "...the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23.  The world is constantly evolving and with that comes noise, distraction and busyness.  When do we find the time to nurture the most important relationship in our lives, that of being in the Lords presence?  The world creates so many distractions that the younger generations are turning there sides to the Christian Faith.  Let's face it, taking the pledge of allegiance out of schools because it says "one country under God," parents deciding to raise their kids "gender neutral," and New York's new abortion law.  This is a lot of noise.  We are a society removed from God's purpose for our lives... the things of this world will pass so why are many people not enjoying this experience?  Where will you stand my friend?  Have you accepted God as your personal savior?

What is Our Problem:  Sin and Separation

God chose to give all of mankind the ability to make their own choices with what we call free will.  He gave us the freedom because He loves us...but He also wants us to be mindful and love Him back, respect Him and obey Him.  Because of this free will like Adam, mankind has sinned, disobeyed and turned their backs of God.  "So (after Adam sinned) the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden..."  Genesis 3:23  What is our problem?  Sin separates us from God.  The Bibles says..."For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God...the wages of sin is death."  Romans 3:23; 6:23  Our free will combined with our own selfish ways that lead to disobeying God, is called sin, and it separates us from God.  "But your iniquities have separated you from you God' and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear."  Isaiah 59:2  Are you experiencing sin and separation?  Have you asked God to forgive your sins and accepted Him as your Savior?

God Has a Remedy:  The Cross

There is a remedy that God has provided us with to  bridge the problem of separation; the answer is Jesus Christ.  Jesus died on the cross and rose 3 days later to pay the penalty for our sins.  "But God demonstrates His own love for us in this:  While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  Romans 5:8...and by doing this Jesus completely bridged the gap between God and us by giving his life up on the cross.  "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."  Acts 4:12  God provided the only way and we must make a choice.  The Bible says..."God is on one side and all the people on the other side, and Christ Jesus, himself man, is between them to bring them together..."  God has a remedy, the cross!  "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word (Jesus) and believes He who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life."  John 5:24

Jesus Died For Our Sins Jesus bridges the gap!

Receiving Christ Should Be Our Response

In the Bible God gives us His instructions for our life.  Because of sin God sent His only begotten son Jesus to redeem us and bridge us back to God from our separation.  Our response should be to receive Christ as our personal savior.  The Bible says..."All the Prophets testify about Him (Jesus Christ) receives forgiveness of sins through his name."  Just by believing that Jesus alone will save us, and for asking for forgiveness of our sins we can be saved!

  • Are You With the People or With God?

    • Are you with the people or with God?  If you answered YES to being with the people, you can glance at the chart above to see that people without God in their life live in sin with anxiety, separation and eternal torment.  If you answered YES to being with God, according to the chart above we can live with peace, forgiveness, have a relationship and live eternal life with our Savior.  The Bible says..."Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God."  John 1:12
  • Do You Know How to Receive Christ?

    • How to receive Christ consists of four short steps;
    • 1.  Admitting that you are a sinner.
    • 2.  Repent from your sins and turn away from them.
    • 3.  Believe with all your heart that Jesus Christ died on the  cross for your sins and rose from the grave 3 days later.
    • 4.  Invite Jesus into your heart by praying for Him to come in and take control of your life through the Holy Spirit and receive Christ as your personal savior.
    • Scripture is our lifeline. Are you saved?
  • How Do You Pray?

    • You may be asking, "How do you pray?  Below is a perfect example, you may just read it out loud to the Lord!
    • “Dear God,I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness.I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son.I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life.I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord,

      From this day forward.  Guide my life and help me to do your will.

      I pray this in the name of Jesus.  Amen.”

      Did you pray this prayer?  If you sincerely prayed this pray and asked Jesus into your heart and to forgive you of your sins, then rest assured your are headed for a whole new life.  This my friend is so exciting!

  • What Does Born Again Mean?

    • Being born again is what you will hear after you have asked Jesus into your heart.  God takes away your sins and never once again looks back on them and either should you.  You  will have a clean slate and will have moved from the people side of the picture gram above on to the God side of the picture gram.  You will become fresh with the new Holy Spirit inside of you and will experience abundant joy.  You will never have to ask God to forgive those sins again because they are wiped from His memory, therefore do not dwell on them for they have no purpose in your Christian walk.  The Bible says..."Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."  Romans 10:13  and "He who has the Son has life:  he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.  These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you many know that you have eternal life..." 1 John 5:12-13

The Last Thing You Need to Know About Accepting God as Your Savior

  • When summing up all the previous paragraphs, one truth remains...we need Jesus!  We must ask Jesus into our hearts, we must believe He died on the cross for our sins and rose three days later, we must ask forgiveness of our sins, we must believe they are forgiven and become a child of God, we must obey His word and commandments and we must continue by following the scripture for the next part of our new beginning. The Bible says..."Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."  Romans 5:1  The last thing you need to know about accepting God as your Savior is that your relationship has just begun and there is still work to be done.  Please read my blog, all about Baptism, next.  This will help you on your new Christian Path.
  • This is just the beginning of your walk with God and there is plenty more that we need to chat about.  Please subscribe so you will not miss important topics about your new journey.  Also if you could be so kind as to share and comment, I would love hearing from you.  God Bless you!
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