THE ROMAN ROAD:
"For whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved."
- Romans 10:13
How You Can Know God's Love
"There is a God in Heaven who loves you as you are and not as you should be."
You know how your pets love you unconditionally, no matter what you look like or how much money you make? Your pet could care less whether you win a beauty contest, or are climbing to the top of the corporate ladder or whether your name is listed in ŇWho-Who?Ó That is the same love God has for us. He doesnŐt care how much money we have, he cares whether we used our money to help others. You get the picture!
While most believe there is God is... most sense separation from God. God certainly senses a separation from us, much as we do when we canŐt be with our pet. We conclude that God is either angry with us and we cannot know Him, or that he simply doesnŐt care, or worse does not matter.
Good News! This Testament of God's love is His Word to tell us that He loves
us as we are. That love will save us from our sin and make us what we should
be as God's children. It will enable us to make it through this life, and then move on to a wonderful ETERNAL life after this one is over! We will be re-united with the ones we hold dear! We will actually know God face to face!
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."
Romans 5:8 tells us that God loved us so that "when we were in our sin
Christ Jesus came to die for us."
"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,"
The Bad News - ALL people have sinned. (You too, sorry.) The result of sin is that we are lost... separated from God.
We have fallen short of
God's intended purpose for us. God made us to know Him.... to receive His
love and to love him in return.
God gave us a choice. We can choose to love ourselves and turn to our
selfish pursuits OR we can accept GodŐs gift of His SonŐs life, and know God and His love.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in
Christ Jesus our Lord."
How can you receive God's free gift of love and life?
"that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart
that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a
person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he
confesses, resulting in salvation."
A person receives God's free gift of love and life by placing faith in Jesus
Christ. To believe is simply to take God at His word. With our heart
(whole believing) we believe that Jesus is God's Son who died for our sin
on the cross and arose from the grave to live in us as Savior and Lord.
"for Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved."
This verse says that any person who will call upon the name of Jesus,
the Lord, shall be saved.
To call means simply to ask in prayer. The verse does not require one to
know more... do better... clean up one's life... or in any way try to add to
what Jesus has done for us.
Will you now call upon Jesus to save you from your sin so that you
can know God's love and forgiveness?
Pray like this: "Dear God, I confess that I am a sinner, and I am sorry. I need
a Savior. I know I cannot save myself. I believe by faith that Jesus, your
Son, died on the cross to be my Savior. I believe He arose from the grave
to live as my Lord. I turn from my sin. I ask You, Lord Jesus, to forgive my
sin and come into my heart. I trust you as my Savior and receive you as
my Lord. Thank you, Jesus, for saving me."
When anyone calls on the Lord in this manner, that one is saved according
to God's Word. If you pray a prayer of repentance and faith, you are saved.
You have God's word on it.
If you have prayed this prayer to receive Christ as your Lord and Savoir, why
not record your decision to follow Jesus as follows. Often times, a good place
to write this would be inside the cover of your bible:
Believing by faith that God loves me and sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die
for my sin and arise from the grave to live in me, I, _______, do this day,
________, repent of my sin and accept Jesus Christ as my personal Lord
and Savior. According to the promise of God in Romans 10:13, I have
called upon His name and have His word for the assurance of my salvation.
For more information on how to make sure you go to heaven, and how your earthly life can be totally changed by experiencing Salvation,
Be sure and affiliate with a truly God-led Bible Believing Gospel-preaching body of Christ, usually known as a ŇChurchÓ. Here are a few sites you may find interesting: