"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life"
Some say He was just a great teacher or prophet. Others say He was a good man that did good things. Some claim that He was a liar or a lunatic. And down through the ages, millions have worshiped Him as their risen Lord and Savior. Whatever you think of Him, I'm sure you would agree that He stands alone at the center of human history.
Jesus Christ is your best friend, your comforter, and much closer than your brother, sister, or even your parents. He's even closer than the air you breathe. Jesus is God (see John 1:1-18). And being so, he gave you breath. Awesome, isn't it? But, check this out... Jesus died on the cross for your sins, the sins you will commit now and later. I mean think about it... if your best friend died for you, you would know that they love you right? Well, that's just like Jesus. Except he loves you way more than that. Because even though he died, he rose. He rose from the dead so that you could be saved for your sins- if you accept him, believe in him, and honestly repent for your sins. Whenever you are lonely, discouraged, or depressed, he is there for you. There is nothing he wouldn't do for his own child. And the best part is, is that whoever believes in him is his child. No matter what you've done. Even if you've lied to your parents, done drugs, or had an abortion... Jesus will forgive you and still love you. Forever.
The biggest mistake many people make is that they assume that once they say they repent, asks God to come into their hearts, and say they believe he died for them, everything is going to be perfect. No money problems, no trials, no tribulations. The reality of this is, is that the Bible said that "Christians will be persecuted." But don't take that in a bad way! Jesus does that to bring us closer to him. So all in all, don't come to Christ just to make your life "better". Come to Christ because he is the only way for you to escape the coming wrath. Once you have him in your life, and you really know him as your personal savior. Then you will obtain the fruits of the spirit- complete peace, joy, and happiness. But you cannot be lukewarm. You have to love God with all your heart, mind, and soul. If not, you may never know Jesus.
So here we are now, you know who Jesus is now a decision must be made. Are you going to accept him into your life? Are you going to accept that you are a sinner and let him by his grace, pay for your sins? To not accept Him, is to reject Him. Your life on earth and for all of eternity will be affected by your decision today.
"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the father, but through me'" John 14:6
"Christ died for our sins... he was buried... he was raised on the third day according to the scriptures... he appeared to Peter, then to the twelve. After that he appeared to more than five hundred..." 1 Corinthians 15:3-6
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