The Bible, as God’s Word, proclaims how a person can come into a living and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
1. Acknowledge and repent that you are a sinner before a holy God.
While some may think they are “good people," everyone has committed sin. You need to recognize and repent of your sin. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)
2. Recognize you deserve death.
Because God is holy, He must judge sin. The penalty for sin is eternal separation from God. “For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23)
3. Understand Christ died for your sins.
The Good News of the Bible is that God graciously supplied a substitute for the penalty you deserve. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
4. Put your trust in Christ as your Savior.
God invites you to come into a relationship with Him through faith in Christ’s death on your behalf. “For by grace you have been saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not a result of works, that no one should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
If you put your faith alone in Christ alone, you will come into a loving and eternal relationship with Christ. “These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, in order that you may know that you have eternal life.” (1 John 5:13)
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