God has a plan for your life! It's a matter of placing your trust in Him!
The Romans Road
The Bible tells man that he is separated from God because of sin. As a sinner, man cannot enter the presence of God.
"...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God..." (Romans 3:23)
The Bible also identifies that God has provided a solution to this sin problem that every man has.
"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)
"In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace." (Ephesians 1:7)
This leaves man with the understanding that God has provided a way to remove the sin from man, but how can man acquire the freedom from the sinful state he is in?
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23)
You are probably asking "How can I receive this free gift God offers?"
"...if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation...For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:9-10, 13)
Put in simple terms, receiving the free gift of salvation God offers involves your praying (from the heart) to God, confessing to Him your understanding that you are a sinner, asking Him to forgive you of your sins, asking Jesus to come into your heart, and then thanking God for the new life He has given you. It is a heart commitment you are making, and the road ahead for you will be difficult, but as His child, you will have God's power with you to guide and protect you. (Acts 16:5-14; Romans 8:28) The ultimate new hope for you is that one day you will be with God forever, enjoying the life of this world made new without sin!!!
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My dear friend,
The Bible teaches us that we are created in God's image for the purpose of having an intimate relationship with Him and to worship Him through a joyful life of obedience to His word, the Bible. To understand how to establish a relationship with God, read the text provided, acknowledging it to be true, and thereby, doing what it says.
If God has led you to call upon His name to be saved, you have become a member in the body of Christ. Your next step is to go to a Bible believing church and start attending on a regular basis (as often as the church gives you the opportunity to meet), and ask the pastor about being baptized. We would love to help you. Please give me a call. It would be an honor for me to help you get started in your new life in Christ!
Pastor Bob Kruger