Don't turn your back on God. One day you will meet Him face to face. Turn around and seek Jesus Christ, before it will be too late. Believe in Him, and you will receive forgiveness for all your sins and have peace with God!
”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.”
God has made the method of salvation so simple that everyone can obtain it. If you choose to believe in Jesus, God will be your Father and you will become His beloved child and be part of His heavenly and everlasting kingdom. The sacrifice of Jesus was the only way for God to bring us back to Him, because our sin separates us. But Jesus was willing to take our sin, to serve our sentence and He died for that on the cross. Everyone that chooses to believe in Him are thereby justified, saved and become true Christians. God then sees you through Jesus and you are without any sin or guilt from His point of view. It is a free gift from God to each of us. This is the amazing grace; the innocent One was sacrificed to justify the guilty ones.
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” (John 1, 12)
Every person has the right to know the consequence of turning away from God. It has to be told that God is a beloved Father for all those who receive Jesus as the Saviour, but it also has to be told that the one that turns away from Him, will one day meet Him as the Judge. At that point there will be no second chance, no possibility for repenting. The Gospels in the Bible speaks about two alternative outcomes after death; God’s kingdom or a place of hopelessness and suffering.
Jesus said; “Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10, 28)
“For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul.” (Matthew 16:26)
Just As You Are
What does it take to become a Christian? Becoming a Christian is not about what you will do or what you shall achieve, but about what God has done and achieved for you. It is neither about how good or how bad you have been, what you have done in the past or how well you are feeling on the inside. You should come to Jesus just as you are. It is a simple choice and a matter of sticking to that choice no matter what.
“That whoever calls on the name of the Lord (Jesus) shall be saved.” (The Acts 2, 21)
Jesus said; “Come to me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11, 28)
And; ” I have come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19, 10)
Make A Choice
But everyone must make a choice.
Jesus said: “He who is not with Me is against me.” (Matthew 12, 30)
“Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your heart…” (Hebrews 3, 7-8)
The Safety Net
To turn to Jesus is like a person that is walking on a line far up above the ground (e.g. a tightrope walker in a circus), and then chooses to use a safety net underneath. Without the net, a fall will be a disaster. With the safety net underneath, the person will not get hurt in the case of a slip and fall but will be saved by the net. And it is just a matter of getting up and starting over again.
Jesus is that safety net and nothing can ever break the strength of that net.
“There is therefore no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans. 8, 1)
But without the net, without Jesus; every sin and mistake a person makes, will have to be accounted for at the Day of Judgment; the day God judges all mankind. The outcome will be eternal separation from the love of God and from His kingdom, according to the Bible.
Jesus declared; “I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the Day of Judgment.” (Matthew 12, 36)
“And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” ( Hebrews 4, 13)
“He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” (John 3, 36)
Become A Christian
To become a Christian is a choice that you can express through prayer.
Praying is simply talking to God. He knows you. We suggest you pray the following prayer:
“Dear Jesus! I am sorry for the things I have done wrong in my life. I ask your forgiveness. Thank you for dying on the cross for me to set me free from my sins. Please come into my life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and be with me forever. Thank you, Jesus, Amen.”
Is this prayer the desire of your heart?
If yes, then we invite you to pray it,
and according to the promises of Jesus,
He will come into your life.
Being A Christian
Believing in Jesus as the Saviour, justifies a person one hundred percent. What God requires of you, He has given to you as a free gift through the sacrifice of Jesus.
But it is also the will of God that the one whom has become a Christian will improve and make progress; turning away from what is wrong and become more like Jesus. Not for the purpose of being justified and saved, because you cannot achieve that by yourself and as a Christian you already have been given this as a free gift. But because you are saved, in the gratitude to God and Jesus who saved you when you did not deserve it.
To make progress as a Christian may feel like two steps forward and one step back, and sometimes two steps back and one step forward. The important thing is to always stay close to Jesus and never try to hide anything from Him. If you have done something you know is wrong, then confess and ask for His forgiveness. Jesus will be your safety net. And you will need Him as long as you live.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1, 9)
We strongly recommend that you also become part of a good Christian congregation/church in your local area; get fellowship with other Christians, share the Word of God, Communion etc.
If you have never been baptized we also strongly recommend that you make contact with a Christian pastor or Christian congregation and let yourself be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
As the Bible says: ”Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (The Acts 2, 38)
Christianity - Religions
One of the main differences between Christianity and other religions:
Most religions are about people trying to achieve a divine goal by personal sacrifice.
Christianity is about the opposite, about God who loves the world and sacrificed Himself through His Son to obtain salvation for all mankind.
Only One Way
Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Farther except through Me.” (John 14, 6)
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name (Jesus) under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4, 12)
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3, 23-24)
Witness To The Resurrection
The only sacrifice that God has accepted for human sin is the sacrifice of Jesus. And He proclaimed His acceptance of this sacrifice by resurrecting Jesus from the dead on the third day.
Paul the Apostle refers to over 500 witnesses that met Jesus after His resurrection, in addition to His disciples, and most of them lived for more than 25 years afterward. (1.Corinthians 15,6). Even more people witnessed His death, including the Romans that carried out the crucifixion.
After the resurrection, Jesus said to His disciples:
“These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me. And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. Then He said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and the repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations… And You are my witnesses of these things. “ (Luke 24, 44-48)
Predictions About Jesus
One example is from the prophet Isaiah that lived approx. 700 years before Jesus Christ was born as a human being (the following is just a short extract of the original):
“Yet it was our weaknesses he carried. It was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God for his own sins! But he was wounded and crushed for our sins. He was beaten that we might have peace. He was whipped, and we were healed! All of us have strayed away like sheep. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the guilt and sins of us all.” (Isaiah 53, 4-6)
Highly Detailed Prophecies
He would be betrayed by a friend (Judas) and the amount of money that He would be betrayed for; 30 pieces of silver (Psalm 41,10 & Zechariah 11,12), what this money would be used for after His death; ..”cast it unto the potter..”(Potter’s field) (Zechariah 11,13), His hands and feet would be pierced (the crucifixion) (Psalm 22,17), His legs should not be broken (Psalm 34,21), which was a standard procedure at the end of a crucifixion, instead His side would be pierced with a spear (Zechariah 12,10) including many other specific examples. All of this happened as it was predicted and written down many hundred years earlier (ref. Matthew 24,15 & 26,47-48 & 27,5-7, Luke 23,33, John 19,33-34). Most of the prophecies concerning His crucifixion and death were fulfilled by the Romans, who did not know anything about these old predictions.
Through the fulfilment of all the prophecies, God confirmed that Jesus Christ is the Saviour which He promised in the early days, and the way back to Him for all mankind.
“And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.” (John 14, 29)