Giving your life to Jesus changes everything. Jesus came to reveal who God is and to restore our relationship with Him. No matter your past mistakes or your present fears, Jesus can give you a new life in Him. All you need to do is put your faith in Him.
The Bible says this in Romans 10:9, “If you declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
It is a turning from our old ways and turning to Jesus, to ask Him for forgiveness from our sins and to give us new life in Him.
You can say a simple prayer like this, just be sure to mean it from your heart.
"God, I know that I have sinned. I am reaching out to You because I want forgiveness. I believe that Jesus' death and resurrection provided for my forgiveness. I trust in Jesus and Jesus alone as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you Lord, for saving me and forgiving me! Amen!"
"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.
Jesus is God but in human form. He walked on this earth just like we do. See John 1:1, 5:17-18, and Philippians 2:5-11. The eternal Son of God, Jesus, already existed in heaven before coming to earth (see John 17:5), but then was born to a virgin through the power of the Holy Spirit (see Matthew 1:20).
Here’s the bad news, we have all sinned (Romans 3:23), but this is why Jesus came. To pay the penalty for our sin, so we don’t have to. It was through His death on the cross that Jesus satisfied sin’s payment so those who accept Him as Lord and Savior can experience forgiveness and eternal life.
People who followed Jesus turned away from their old life of sin and turn to God. Jesus delivered people from demon oppression like Mary Magdalene (Luke 8:2). He called people like Matthew, who was a despised tax collector (Matthew 9:9). He called ordinary people like a fisherman named Peter (Matthew 4:18). For nearly 2,000 years, Jesus Christ has been changing the lives of people all over the world. He can do this for you too!
After Jesus rose from the dead, He went to heaven to the place where he was with the Father prior to coming to earth. From there he is able to hear our prayers (Romans 8:34).
Jesus said, He would not turn anyone away who wants to come to Him (John 6:37). He’s ready to start a personal relationship with you. Your past is never too bad for Jesus to come and help you. It’s time to come to Him and receive His free gift of salvation.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
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