Salvation

God is offering the free Gift of Life to all of us every single day. It is the great gift of Salvation and Eternal Life that is offered to us with no strings attached. God knows that through our own works we would never be able to earn the right to heaven and to atone for our sins He sacrificed His own Son Jesus Christ. Jesus shed His precious Blood for all our sins – past, present and future – and through His death He opened up a gateway for us so we would no longer be bound by the chains of death but could rather following His path to heaven.

All we need to do to receive the gift of Salvation and Eternal Life is believe in Him with a true and open heart. He expects us to give up control of our own lifes and leave all guidance up to Him. That sounds hard but it really is not. Once we have decided to let Jesus enter into our hearts His Holy Spirit begins the transformation process and we will be changed completely. That does not necessarily mean that life will get any easier. We will still have to deal problems and hardships but this time we will approach them with a different heart and we will have the right solutions. If we maintain a close and true relationship with Jesus Christ and if we continue to allow Him to lead us trough our lifes He will open up our eyes to a truth that we never new before. A wonderful truth that will enable us to understand life’s problems with a much deeper insight and will offer us solutions that we have never dreamt of before. Even if we do not understand these solutions at times, in retrospect we will see that He guided us step by step and led us to safety.

If you are tired of living a life without meaning in a materialistic world that lacks compassion and love, a world that has chosen the “Almighty Dollar” as it’s god and that will sacrifice anything and anybody to achieve it’s ultimate goal: “financial freedom”, then please consider the alternative.

Jesus Christ is waiting for you every single day to open up your heart to Him and to invite Him into your life. Once you are ready to take the next step the following prayer will be your “ticket” to Eternity:

The Prayer that changes Your Eternal Destiny

Father, I thank You that Jesus died for me. I confess I have broken Your laws. Forgive my sins. I receive the pardon right now. Lord Jesus, come into my life. Give me a new heart with new desires. And by Your Spirit, give me the power to live a life that is pleasing to You. Thank you for forgiving me as You promised. Thank You for the gift of eternal life.

If you prayed this prayer – prayed it with sincerity and a true heart – then you can be assured that the Lord has prepared a place for you in heaven. Congratulations and welcome to the family of God. No matter what you’ve done in your life, you’ve received a full pardon in God’s eyes. That’s how easy it is for you. But it was not free – it cost God the life of His beloved Son in your place. Just thank Him for such love to you.

Now your Life in Christ finally begins. 🙂

What do I do now?

Get baptized!

The Bible clearly teaches that through faith we are saved. We believe the act of baptism by water is a symbol of ones confession of faith and the baptism by the Holy Spirit that occurred on the day one repented to God.  We first see this concept in Matthew 3:11-12, where John the Baptist answers the question “are you the Christ”?

“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

The Gospel of Mark also records this event, Mark 1:8:

I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.

Also found in John 1:33-34

I would not have known him, except that the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, `The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is he who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’  I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God.”

On the day of Pentecost we see the first baptism of the Holy Spirit as promised by Jesus.

Acts 1:4-5 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”

Acts 2:1-4 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.  They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

AC 11:15-18 “As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on them as he had come on us at the beginning.  Then I remembered what the Lord had said: `John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’  So if God gave them the same gift as he gave us, who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could oppose God?”  When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, God has granted even the Gentiles repentance unto life.”

These verses tell us that once Jesus ascended, the Spirit was sent to indwell within the believers.  We see in the last set of scriptures that the salvation of Gentiles was confirmed (for Peter) when he saw the Spirit come upon them.  This is what Jesus referred to when he said in John 3:5-7:

Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.  Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.  You should not be surprised at my saying, `You must be born again.’  The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.

Just take God at his word and claim his salvation by faith. Believe and you will be saved. No church membership, ceremonial acts, or good works can save you. God alone does all the saving. “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15)

Once you are saved, there are three things you should begin to practice daily for spiritual growth: PrayRead your Bible, and find a good KJV Bible-believing church home.  If you are saved through reading this web page, send me an email, that we may rejoice with you.  I also pray that you’ll follow through with the act of believers baptism.