I believe that Jesus is the Son of God, conceived through the power of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, destined to be the Savior of Humanity. I believe that the Holy Bible is the story of the Gospel, of “Good News” of God’s Love Story for Humanity, which was all wrapped up in the person of Jesus Christ.
Jesus was not just a Good Man. He was not just a Good Teacher. He was God – in human flesh – who came to save and redeem a sinner just like me.
Romans 3:10 (CSB) says – “There is no one righteous, not even one.” Not one human being who was ever born was “righteous” in and of themselves. Nobody has been born in perfection. Sin began in a garden and was passed down from generation to generation to each and every single person.
Romans 3:23 (CSB) says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” There is no “good enough” with a Righteous & Holy God. Our goodness is nothing in the face of perfection. Our good falls short of God’s glory. Our sin makes us imperfect. A perfect God cannot accept sin.
Romans 6:23 (CSB) says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.” So sin brings death. Everyone who is born will die. But death of our physical body is not the only death. Spiritual death can bring separation from God for eternity.
John 3:16 (CSB) says it this way: “For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” Because God is rich in mercy, his Son, Jesus Christ, was a gift to us. Jesus came to save us from separation from God forever.
Romans 10:9-10 reads “If you confess with your mouth, “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.” In order for Jesus to save you from eternal separation from God, only 2 things are needed: BELIEVE in your heart that Jesus is the Son of God who came to save you from separation from God, and CONFESS that you are a sinner and need Jesus as Savior.
It is as simple as this prayer: “God, I know that I am a sinner. Your Word, the Bible says that if I believe in my heart that Jesus is Lord and that you raised Him from the dead, I will be saved. So here I am. I confess that Jesus is my Lord. I make Him Lord of my life right now. I ask you to forgive my sin, and thank You for forgiving me of all my sin. Jesus is my Lord, and I am a new creation. Old things have passed away; now all things become new in Jesus’ name. Amen.
This is the best part – God’s promise to you if you Believed and Confessed Jesus to be your Lord and Savior is this: I John 1:9 (CSB) ‘If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
You are now a daughter or son of God. You are a joint-heir with Jesus Christ, made righteous by Him. Welcome to the Family!
If you just prayed this prayer, I would love to hear from you and send some resources your way. Please email me at mommiescoffee at gmail.com and let me know about your decision. I would love to pray with you, too!