What! A Free Gift?

No doubt as you clicked onto this page, you were interested in obtaining something for free.  I have great news!  There is a free gift and it's called ETERNAL LIFE!  It is available to you right now, no matter who you are or where you may live.  You can only obtain eternal life one way; and that is through faith in Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior!

Oh NO, Not Religion...

You may be thinking, "not religion, I don't want religion..."  I have good news for you friend!  I'm not talking about just another religion.  Religion is really just a system of rituals and other "works" that people use to find favor with a certain "god."  No, what I'm talking about is something religious works can never attain.  This is a relationship with The Most High God, The Creator, and The Sovereign Ruler of all Creation!

Why Do I Need Salvation?  I'm A Good Person...

Why? The Bible Says," All have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).  The Bible also says, "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23). This means that we are not able to obtain eternal life by our own merit. We are all guilty of some  type of sin. We need a savior, and the Bible says that the savior is Jesus Christ.

Would You Like To Take A Test?

You may be thinking that you are a good person, and you don't need this free gift of Eternal Life.  The truth is, no matter how good you and I try to be, we can never be good enough to deserve Heaven.  Maybe you think you could make it to Heaven without Christ since you may have not killed anyone or something. Would you like to take a little test to see if you measure up to God's standards? Here goes:

1. Have you ever lied about anything?  

    If so, you are guilty of breaking the 9th commandment: THOU SHALT  NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS.

2. Have you ever taken something that doesn't belong to you? (Value is irrelevant)

    If so, you are guilty of breaking the 8th commandment: THOU SHALT NOT STEAL.

3. Have you ever looked on a woman/man with lust?

   If so, according to the teachings of Christ in Matthew 5:28, you have broken the 7th commandment:  THOU     SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY.

  That was only three of the Ten Commandments. Not many people, including myself, can say that they have perfectly lived up to God's standard when compared with just those three; and there are still seven more on top of these!  My question is , how do you think you would measure up if today were judgement day?  I'd say probably not very well.  The Bible says that even if you break one commandment, you are guilty of all!  (James 2:10)  This is the reason why everybody needs a relationship with Jesus Christ.

OKAY, SO I'M A SINNER, WHY DOES GOD WANT TO SAVE ME?

God loves sinners and wants to save them!  The God that created the Universe thought enough of us to allow His only Son to be crucified on a cross for the wrong things we have done in our lives. The Bible says,"But God commendeth His love toward us , in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us "(Romans 5:8). The Word of God also says, "For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16). Isn"t that awesome?  God loved us so much that He willingly sacrificed His only Son!  It is because of the Blood of Christ, the Perfect Sacrifice, that now our sins can be taken away and not remembered against us ever again!  A contemporary version of the Bible says " God gave Him as a way to forgive sin through faith in the blood of Jesus' death" (Romans 3:24 NCV).   

WHAT IF I DECIDE NOT TO RECEIVE THIS GIFT?

This is the hard part: if you reject this free gift, and die in your sins, you will face eternal punishment.  Many "good people" will suffer eternal punishment in the Lake of Fire simply because they didn't repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  As a Christian, it is my duty to sound the alarm that there is a danger ahead for all that will not receive Jesus Christ. God is a God of justice; he will not allow unrepentant sinners to go unpunished.  The good news (or gospel) is that He is also a merciful God that has made a way for you and I to escape the coming judgement!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

As with every "give-away" there are terms and conditions to receiving this gift.  The first step is to Repent and Believe!  Acts 3:19 says, "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted our..."  Repent (feeling sorry for,and turning away from) your sin and put your trust in Jesus Christ alone, to save you.  The Bible says, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."   

HAVE YOU REPENTED OF YOUR SINS AND ASKED CHRIST TO SAVE YOU? IF NOT, I ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO SO WITHOUT DELAY!

Being saved is only the first step to being a Christian. God didn't intend for Christians to be alone in the world. There are many other things you will want to do, like being baptized and meeting other Christians.  This is why Christ established the Church.  Most people think the church is a building where a group of hypocrites meet up on Sunday to gossip.  No, it's not that at all!  The church is the collective body of all those who are saved!

I encourage you to look for a good Bible Believing Fellowship and begin to meet with them.  Keep in mind that no assembly of believers will be completely perfect.  While all Christians should seek to live in a manner that sets a good example for others, remember that we are all human and we still make mistakes.  Don't go into a church looking for perfection in it's members or clergy, but go looking to find a group of imperfect people  who are serving a perfect God.  Go to church to learn about God and how to be a better Christian.  Read your Bible as an instruction manual for your life.  I encourage you to pray and ask God to lead you to the church He wants you to attend!

 Thank you for taking the time to read this page.  If you have just become a Christian, let me know!  If you want me to help you, feel free to email me.  Even if you still do not agree with the message I have presented to you, I rejoice that you have now heard the message of the Gospel.  I present this because I have found it to be true.   

To God Be The Glory                                                                                                                                                                     Leif


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