It’s the most important question you’ll ever ask yourself, and it’s one that will
impact not only the rest of your life, but the rest of forever. How do we accept
the gift that Jesus Christ offered through His death on the cross and His resurrection?
First, you need to realize that there is a void between you and God and that there
is nothing YOU can do to fill it. Romans 3:23 tells us that all have sinned and
fall short of the glory of God. That means that no matter how good we are, how compassionate
or kind or giving, no matter what we say or do, WE cannot come back into God’s presence
on our own. It’s just not possible.
Secondly, you need to realize that GOD has taken steps to bridge that void through
the crucifixion and resurrection of His son, Jesus Christ, that God loves you and
wants to be able to spend time with you. John 3:16 says For God loved the world
so much, that He gave His one and only Son, so that whoever believes in Him shall
not perish, but have eternal life.
Third, you need to recognize that Jesus isn’t A way to get to heaven. He is the
ONLY way. That’s a hard one to get our minds around, especially in today’s culture.
But Jesus says in John 14:6 “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes
to the Father but through Me.”
Fourth, you need to realize Jesus has already taken the first step, but it’s up to
YOU to respond. Revelation 3:20 tells us that Jesus is standing there, knocking
at the door of your heart, but YOU have to open the door to Him. Romans 10:9-10
says if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that
God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes,
resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
It’s that simple. But there is one other thing you need to realize. This offer
isn’t for a few select individuals. It doesn’t matter who you are, it doesn’t matter
what you’ve done or haven’t done. God loves you, and He wants you to come home.
Romans 5:8 tells us that God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while
we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
If you have questions, or if you need someone to pray with you, please contact us
here or at a local, Bible-believing church. They will be thrilled to answer your
questions and help you begin a new life in Christ Jesus.