Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy Resurrection Sunday!

If you died today, where would you spend eternity?  Have you ever thought about it?

That decision is the most important one you will ever make!  Did you know that we are all sinners?  The Bible says that "All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).  Not one of us is good enough to get into Heaven on our own, we are deserving of His eternal punishment.  "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23). 

Jesus Christ, the sinless Son of God, became a man and died to pay the penalty for our sins.  "God demonstrates His love for us in this, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).  Jesus died on the cross, taking the punishment we deserve, then rose from the dead three days later.

If we put our trust in Jesus, by admitting that we are sinners and believing that Jesus paid the penalty for our sins on the cross, we will have eternal life in Heaven.  "If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved" (Romans 10:9).

Wherever you are right now, you can admit to God that you are a sinner and are truly sorry for your sins.  Tell God you accept His Son, Jesus Christ, as your personal Savior; that you believe He paid the penalty for your sins when He died on the cross.  The moment you accept Christ, the grace of God guarantees you eternal life in Heaven.  You can have a relationship with God, He can help you turn away from your sinful life and towards Him.  His gift is free, all you have to do is accept it!  "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16).

Life on earth is uncertain, it can end at any time for any of us.  Don't wait for the last minute to make this decision.  Everyone is given a choice.  What will you choose?  Would you like to know more?  Just ask.