The Bible tells us that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) No matter how hard we try or how good of a person we are, we are all sinners. We can go to church every weekend, be kind to our neighbors and do our best to avoid the “really bad” sins, but we are still sinners. Jesus is the only sinless man to have ever lived.
As a result of our sin, we are all permanently separated from God, and there is nothing we can do to change that on our own. Romans 6:23 says “for the wages of sin is death.” Because of the choices we have made, we are destined to spend eternity away from God. There is a permanent gap between you and God.
The good news is that Jesus Christ died for our sins in order to bridge the gap between us and God. He took our sins so that we could be reunited with God. The Bible tells us that “it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and it is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
By believing in Jesus Christ, you are welcoming God into your life so that you can begin a relationship with Him. Deciding to follow Jesus Christ is more than just trying to live a better life. It is acknowledging that on your own you will never be able to live up to the expectations God has set for you and that you want to be saved through faith in Christ.
Admit that you are a sinner.
Believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose again for your sins.
Commit your life to Jesus Christ.
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