In the next ten minutes, you may very well change the outcome of your life – eternally speaking. There is a very good possibility that the person that invited you to visit this website asked you a very important question.
“If what you believe about God, Jesus, heaven, hell, salvation, or eternity were not true, would you want to know that Truth?”
This website will answer most all of your questions on the topics included in the question you were asked, BUT the following information and invitation will be by far the most important of any answers you will receive about any spiritual question you will ever ask.
To follow Jesus.
To follow Messiah.
To become a child of God.
To be an authentic Christian.
To be a Christ-follower.
To be born again.
What do all of these mean? You may be surprised by the answers that follow!
First, let’s look at what does NOT make you a Christian. Christianity is:
• NOT an organized religion based on what you do.
• NOT rooted in being a member of a particular Christian church or denomination.
• NOT performing a set of rituals or methodologies that earn you favor with God.
• NOT making a confession of your sins to a priest, doing penance, or seeking absolution.
• NOT going through a confirmation process.
• NOT something that happens by being baptized.
• NOT doing more good than bad in your life in the hope of winning God’s approval.
• NOT loving your neighbor as yourself or giving money to the poor.
• NOT through meditation, chanting, or elevating your inner vibration or changing your spiritual aura.
• NOT improving your positive karma or strengthening your life force, or living in the moment.
• NOT through an intellectual ascension to some sort of divine consciousness.
None of these will get you into heaven. None of these will allow you to escape God’s Judgment when you die. None of these will bring lasting peace to your eternal soul.
When we all stand before God – the Creator of the universe – and He asks, “Why should I let you into heaven,” what will you say? For over 80% of everyone living on earth (which includes those who say they are Christian and those who do not follow Christianity), they will not know the answer to this very simple question.
Please read what comes next very thoughtfully. We don’t want you to miss a single thing that is written here. Your eternal life depends upon it.
THE BAD NEWS
There is a place known as heaven (where God resides) where only those people who God sees as being holy (without sin) will be allowed to come in. It is a LITERAL place where the love, joy, goodness, and peace of God is found.
There is a LITERAL hell (the kingdom of darkness) where the unholy (sinful) will go when they die. It is a very painful, agonizing eternally-dark place that is completely separated from the love of God.
God is Holy (without sin). And news flash – you and I are NOT holy. The unholy cannot stand in the presence of God because sin (our unholiness) separates us from the holiness of God. In other words, no one will get into heaven unless they are holy (without sin). And this is very bad news for everyone who does not know the way to bridge this gap between God and man.
The Bible tells us that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23) and that “the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23).
To put it another way, we are ALL born into sin and have ALL sinned (rebelled against God); and, the penalty of our sin is death. This death is an eternal spiritual death and complete separation from God’s love and peace for eternity.
NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS
The same scriptures that tell us that God is holy and that we are unholy, also tells us this.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).”
God loves you more than you can imagine and He wants to have a personal intimate relationship with you.
Because He wants to have a relationship with you, He made a way to remove all of your sin (unholiness) that separates you from Him. He made a way so that your sin would not bring about you spiritual death when you die.
God sent His son Jesus Christ (the Messiah) to earth to take all of your sins – past, present, and future – upon himself when He willingly allowed himself to be crucified and to die the criminal’s death that you and I deserved.
This single act of sacrificial love for you and me means that if we receive Him into our life, we will not suffer separation from God when we die.
Jesus Himself said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
When Jesus was asked how someone could enter into heaven, Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3)
PAY ATTENTION TO THIS!
From these and many many more Scriptures that are specific to how we are to keep from dying in our sins, our salvation from our sinful nature and rebellion against God is only by and through the person of Jesus Christ, the Messiah who took all your sins upon Himself so that you would not have to.
It was God’s great love for you that opened up a way for you to become a friend (and child) of God. There is NO other way. Getting to heaven comes through recognizing our sinful nature, having godly sorrow for our sinful nature which leads us to want to turn away (repent) from our sinful desires, then fully believing in, trusting in, surrendering to, and following after the person of Jesus Christ.
THIS IS THE BEST NEWS!
This is the best news you will ever hear in your lifetime because the Creator of the universe – God Himself – wants to have a personal intimate relationship with you. He has done everything for you and made a very clear and easy way for you to return to Him. Salvation is a totally free gift from God to you. All you need to do is receive it!
HERE IS THE INVITATION OF ALL INVITATIONS YOU WILL EVER RECEIVE!
No matter where you are in your circumstances. No matter how badly you have failed. No matter how far away from God you have gone. No matter how terrible the sin is that you are committing or have committed. The arms of God are wide open! Run to God with your whole heart and call out to the Savior of the world – Jesus Christ.
HERE’S ALL THAT YOU NEED TO DO!
1. Recognize that your sin and rebellion separate you from God.
2. Choose to turn away (repent) from living your life on your terms.
3. Place your complete trust in and accept the free gift of salvation God has for you by accepting Jesus into your life.
Are you ready to turn away (repent) from your selfish attitudes and desire to choose your own way in life?
Are you ready to walk away from willfully sinning against God (the Bible calls this rebellion)?
If you are ready, the decision you make this moment will change your eternity.
Pray this prayer of salvation out loud to God:
“God, I am dead in my sins and destined for hell without you in my life.
I know that my sinful nature and rebellion against you breaks your heart.
I am ready to change the way I have been living my life.
I choose to repent of my sin and rebellion against you, and I desire to live my life for you.
I want to trust your son Jesus Christ as my Savior.
JESUS, BY FAITH, I believe in my heart that you died in my place for my sins.
I believe that You conquered sin and death when you were raised from the dead.
As an act of my faith and free will, Jesus, I confess you as my savior and desire to make you Lordy Lord.
I confess with my mouth out loud that You are Lord.
I accept You into my heart and life as my Savior and as an act of my will, I choose to make You Lord of my life.
Thank you for saving my eternal soul from the consequences of sin.
Change my heart and make it a new creation.
Protect me from evil influences and strengthen my faith and trust in you.
I want to live forever for you and when I die, I want to be with you in heaven.
In Jesus name, I pray, Amen!”
Did you pray this with your whole heart? If you did, you are now spiritually alive to and fully accepted by God. In other words, you are SAVED NOW! By the grace of God, through your child like faith to trust Him as your Savior, YOU HAVE BEEN SPIRITUALLY BORN AGAIN.
No matter what you may have done up until this point in your life, God no longer holds it against you or even remembers your sin and rebellion against Him. In Psalm 103:12 we are assured that once we turn to and follow Jesus the Messiah, God “casts your sins as far as east is from west and remembers them no more.”
When He looks at you, He sees the blood sacrifice of Jesus that has fully washed your sins away. He sees you as His child. He sees you as His friend. You have been born again spiritually. WELCOME TO THE FAMILY OF GOD!
Tell Someone. Take a moment and call or write the person who sent you here. They have been praying for you – for this moment in your life to happen – for you to be born again.
Tell them what you have just done. They will be really excited to know you have trusted Jesus as your savior.
“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” — Jesus (Matthew 10:32-33)
If you would like to make your profession of faith public, you can let us know in one of several ways:
1. Leave a comment on our Facebook page or Instagram @SavedNowOutreach saying you have just prayed to receive Christ as your savior and chosen to make Him Lord of your life.
2. Email us at email@example.com. When you do, we will send you some important information to help you start your walk with Jesus.
3. Let those you know who are Christians know what you have just done. The more you talk about it, the more you will begin to experience things that can only be explained as God’s supernatural intervention and grace (unmerited favor) in your life. Your faith will grow. Your excitement will grow. Your mind will begin to process everything around you in an entirely new ETERNAL light.
HOW DO I KNOW?
How do you know you are saved now? One of the most obvious ways to know is that when you experience authentic conversion (being born again), it will be difficult to keep from saying something to someone because you will realize how grateful to God you are for the new life you have been given.
Jesus is your savior and you have been saved now!