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Now I don't mean do you go to church on Sunday, or at Christmas and Easter! And I don't care if your Grandma gave you an Authorized, official, 1611, King James "If it's good enough for the Apostle Paul, it's good enough for me" Bible! What I want to know is, do you have a personal, one to one, RELATIONSHIP with God?
You CAN know for sure!
The Bible says, "These things have I written unto unto you that believe on the Name of the Son of God; that ye may KNOW that ye HAVE eternal life..." (1 John 5:13) You can KNOW that you NOW (present tense) HAVE eternal life with God! It is really simple. You just have to take God's Word (the Bible) for it!
What does God's Word say?
It says, "...Except a man be BORN AGAIN , he cannot see the Kingdom of God." (John 3:3) Yeah, yeah, I know, you've heard THAT before! But are you like the religious guy, Nicodemus, was? He asked Jesus, in essence, "Wait, Jesus, what do you want me to do? Crawl back up in my mother's womb and be born again?" NO! Jesus was talking about a re-birth of the human spirit! That can only happen when we do what the Bible says we must do to be saved! And what, exactly is that?
Here it is:
"But what saith it? The Word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth (speak it), and in thy heart (believe it): that is, the Word of Faith which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus (or, confess Jesus as Lord over your life), and shalt believe in thy heart (your human spirit) that God hath raised Him from the dead, THOU SHALT BE SAVED. (Notice: no "if, ands, or buts", "thou SHALT be") For with the heart (spirit) man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (The Greek word used here translated "salvation" is "soteria", meaning: "saved, delivered, healed, and made whole, spirit, soul and body, and delivered from temporal evil!) For the scripture saith, WHOSOEVER (that's YOU) believeth on Him shall NOT be ashamed."
So, why are you waiting?
You have God's Word on it! And He doesn't lie (in fact, it is impossible for Him to lie! - Hebrews 6:18, Numbers 23:19) And another thing! God is NOT your problem! Religion ("religion" is man's attempt to reach and understand God, it is NOT Christianity) taught us that God is "doing things to us for our greater good!" Baloney! The Bible doesn't teach that! It says, "Do not err (make a mistake) my beloved brethren. EVERY good gift and EVERY perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." (James 1:16, 17) Basically, God isn't "wishy-washy", schizophrenically helping some and hurting others! No! He is consistent! The Bible says that satan is the one that comes to "steal, kill and destroy!" Jesus is come to give us life, and that more abundantly! (John 10:10) So, don't blame God! Look to Him for help and salvation! Do it now!
Pray along these lines:
"God, I believe that Jesus died and was buried, and on the third day arose from the dead. I now receive Him as Lord and Master over my life! I now know from your Word in Romans 10:8-11, that I am a Christian. Thank you, Father, for saving me! In Jesus' Name, AMEN!"
- Bill Bailey
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