“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” John 3:36
If you believe on Jesus, you have everlasting life, if you do not believe on Jesus, you will not see everlasting life. Rather, God’s punishment for sin will fall on you. Such a small thing, to believe. And yet such a huge thing, to believe. Will you believe on Jesus today? Will you place your trust in Him? It’s the most valuable thing you can ever do, believing on Jesus. Please do it today!
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” John 1:12
Adopted into the family of God! And you simply have to receive him by believing in him. Humanly, it takes the power of a court to complete an adoption. Spiritually, it takes the power of God, which he willingly uses whenever a little one, a young person, or an adult truly believes in Him and receives him. Won’t you believe and receive Jesus today?
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” Second Corinthians 5:21
What you think of Jesus is all important. He is the only person who has ever lived who never knew sin. And because of that, he was the perfect sacrifice for our sins. He suffered for the sins of the world as if He had committed them all. Why? so that, just as He was made sin, we might be made righteous. The only way for sinful people like us to be made righteous is ‘in Him’. Won’t you accept His sacrifice for your sins today?
“For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God.” First Peter 3:18a
Since he was just, since he was perfect, he only had to die once to bear the sins of the whole unjust world. And why did he do it? ‘so that He might bring us to God’. Being unjust separates us from God, but Jesus died for us so that he might bring us to God. What a wonderful thought, that in the company of Jesus we can have our sins washed away and have peace with God. Truly, there is no other way.
“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us.” Titus 3:5.
Mercy is something extended to someone who doesn’t deserve it. We don’t deserve salvation, our works of righteousness are not good enough. Regardless, he extends his mercy to us and offers us salvation out of the goodness of his heart. Will you not trust in his mercy today?
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8.
Two of the most common words in Christianity. Grace and faith. It’s only by God’s grace that we can be saved. He asks only that we put our faith in him. There is nothing we can do to deserve to be saved. There is no way we can earn it. It is a gift, to be received only by trusting (that’s faith) in his grace.
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
There are so many ideas as to how to get to heaven. But the original words of God from the Bible are still true. There is only one name, only one person who can save us, and he is the Lord Jesus Christ, the perfect, spotless Lamb of God, who took on himself all our sins, and offers us freely eternal life. Will you believe and be saved today?
“Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” 1 Corinthians 15:3b-4.
The fact that Jesus rose bodily from the grave is not so hard to believe. He who made the world and everything in it could defeat death and come out of the grave. And he did it for our sins. Not his, but ours. Yours. Mine. He died, was buried, and rose again, and lives forever. Because he lives, we can have eternal life!
“Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity.” Habakkuk 6:3
God cannot behold or look on evil or iniquity. When we consider that we have done wrongly, that we are guilty of evil and participants in iniquity, the question naturally arises, “How can he behold us? How can he look on us?” The answer is that in his Son, the perfect Lamb of God, on whom all our guilt was laid, he looks at us as he looks upon the Lord Jesus, as pure and clean because Jesus is our substitute.
As Jesus hung on the cross, the guilty weight of all our sin on him, God looked away from him. The pain of the loss of God’s approval as Jesus took our sin on himself was so great that Jesus cried out, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”. He suffered for you so that you would believe on him, and so that God would find you acceptable in his sight. Will you believe on Jesus today?
“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.” Isaiah 6:3
God is holy. So holy that sin cannot exist without his doing something about it. Since he is holy, sin has to be punished. Since he is loving, he was willing to punish his son Jesus for our sin instead of us. All he asks is that we put our trust in him.
Look around at the created world. You will find evidence of God everywhere. He is revealing himself to you so that you will trust him.