The Choice is Yours. God has provided for each of us a free gift. At this crossroad in your life, the choice is yours. This decision to trust God and to accept His gift is the most important decision any person will ever make. Here are Four Principles that will help you start the journey to discover God's plan, and give you the assurance of eternal life:
1. God Loves You.
The Bible makes it very clear that God loves each one of us.
He cares for us and wants us to live our lives to the fullest.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and
only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish
but have eternal life." John 3:16
God has provided each one of us with the answers to the
great questions of life through His Son, Jesus Christ. He gives us
hope and the promise of eternal life. He is the great mediator and bridges the gap between God and man.
Here is the key to the great "mystery" mentioned by Paul
in the letter to his friends at Colossae...
2. Man is sinful and separated from God.
What causes that emptiness in your life? The Bible says that man is sinful and separated from God.
In today's tolerant culture where "anything goes", many do not understand what sin means. Sin is breaking God's laws. When you disobey God's laws, it separates you from Him. No matter how hard we try, none of us are able to live life without breaking God's laws. The Bible says:
"All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God". Romans 3:23
"The wages of sin is death..." Romans 6:23a
This is the price, this is the penalty...this is the sentence.
The Supreme Judge, God Himself, has proclaimed that all of mankind is guilty. Everyone has a sin problem. There is no escaping this because God is morally perfect and "holy," and He demands that anyone who comes near Him must be holy too.
How do we solve this dilemma?
The truth is that God wants to supply what is missing deep inside your soul. He wants to have a relationship with us, for one day we will all stand before Him. Each one of us, individually, must make a choice to let God into our lives.
But there is a problem. There is a great chasm that separates us from God. Why is it that most people are not experiencing the abundant life? Principle #2 gives us the reason...
"God has chosen to make known...riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory." Colossians 1:27 "...(to) know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." Colossians 2:2b,3
We can have a relationship with Him. Jesus Christ was the greatest man who ever lived. But He was more than just a man or a good teacher. He was the Son of God. The miracles He performed, the life that He lived, and His death and resurrection show us that He truly was the Son of God, the Savior of mankind.
The Good News.
Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life and have it to the full."John 10:10b Through Him you can experience a new life of meaning and purpose, free from guilt and fear of the future.