The Bible teaches that God is the creator and ultimate authority over everything. He sets the rules and the most urgent need we have in life is to have a relationship with Him. The problem is that God is a perfect God and He requires perfection from anyone who wants to have a relationship with Him.
We can’t be perfect. No one can, and our sin creates separation between us and God that we can’t overcome.
Romans 3:23 - "For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard."
Romans 6:23 - "For the wages of sin is death..."
God knew that we couldn’t live up to His standard, so He sent someone to do it for us. Jesus is at the same time God and God’s Son. He came to earth and lived a perfect life as a man and God chose to have Him die on the cross as a substitute for us: He offers to take our sin and give us His perfection. We couldn’t be perfect, so God sent Jesus to be perfect for us.
Acts 4:12 - There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.
There is one thing God requires from us. It isn’t good works. It isn’t going to church. It is just belief. It is just accepting the gift. God calls us to believe that Jesus paid the price on our behalf and to have faith in Him alone. Then we will have a restored relationship with God that will last for eternity.
Acts 16:31 - "...Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved..."
If you believe this, you are already saved from your sin! You don’t need to do anything else, but now is a great time to pray and acknowledge this belief, confess your sins to God, and thank Him for sending Jesus.
Here is an example of that kind of prayer: "Dear Father, I'm sorry for the ways that I've sinned against you and all the wrong I've done in my life. Please forgive me for those sins. Thank You for sending Jesus to die on the cross in my place and take my punishment. I believe that His death is the only way I can have a restored relationship with You and I place my trust in You alone. Help me to live for you from this day forward. In Jesus' name, amen."
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