Got Jesus?

Readers of this blog know that I believe in the natural right to self-preservation as well as the meaningful right to keep and bear arms as enshrined in the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

We (most all of creation) have a natural bent to self preservation. We have the right and obligation to use whatever means and tools necessary to preserve our own lives and the lives of our loved ones. We must prevail, if possible, when responding to violent unlawful aggression.

But, what if one of us loses that battle for our life? Every life and death struggle is a chaos situation, with no guaranteed winner. So-o-o-o-

As valuable as preparing for defense against violent felonious aggression is, preparing to spend eternity in the presence of your Creator, Almighty God, is infinitely more valuable.

The Bible teaches that it is appointed to man to live and to die one time, and after that comes judgement (Hebrews 9: 27). What judgement will be rendered in your case?

The Bible says that ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Sin comes at a price, death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus' atoning death on the cross. This gift of life is available only through Jesus Christ. No one else can provide it.

You must understand the concept of sin.

In these days of everyone doing 'what's right for me', pause and think, "Do I know deep in my heart and soul, there are some things I have done or thought that are wrong?" You know the answer. YES! 

That makes you, like me, a sinner. God, who is wholly righteous, says that sin must be punished. He sent Jesus, His Son to take our punishment, yours and mine. He is the only one who could take that punishment, as he is the only one without sin.

So, turn to him and pray, something like this:
Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. Your Bible says that if I turn to You and confess my sins to You, that You will give me new, eternal life, beginning right now, and continuing after the death of this mortal body into eternity future with You. I trust Your word, ask You to forgive my sins, and give me the gift of eternal life. I receive You now as my Lord and Savior. Thank you for this gift.    Amen

If you sincerely prayed that prayer, you are now a Christian. It is as simple as that.There is a promise, too, in the Bible. If you turn to and receive Christ, you are assured of eternity with Him.

If you have made a decision to follow Christ, please let me know.

Thanks for reading this.

Liston Matthews

1 comment:

Steve S. said...

Well said and, yes, I am a Christ follower.