"For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings." -Proverbs 5:21
Your answers can be found in the Bible. This ministry is not going to ask you to repeat a "quicky prayer" and make you think you are saved, and then go to the next poor soul and do the same thing. If you are serious, REALLY serious about wanting a change in your life. I have laid out to the best of my ability the facts regarding Salvation and how to attain it.
Without a doubt, the Bible that God wrote for you and I and every other person on the face of this earth, is indeed the true and ever living Words of God! It has been written for a reason! The Ancient of Days would in no way waste His precious time writing the Bible if it wasn't necessary for you to know these facts. Think of it. The very God that created Heaven and Earth loves you so much that He put His very thoughts into a book for you to read! This Word of God is actually a treasure map to the greatest prize of all time! HEAVEN!
Even more is His love displayed when you understand that this very same God sent His only begotten Son to die the death you and I deserve! He loves us so much that He does NOT want us to die, for all that commit sin must die for that sin. Some may think they are without sin, but the truth is there are NONE righteous, no not one! (Romans 3:10) You are a sinner, I am a sinner, we are all sinners. Since we are all sinners, we ALL deserve to die because sin is NOT allowed in Heaven. Revelation 21:27 says, that when it comes to the city of Heaven, "..there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life."
Think of it. If sin was allowed in Heaven, it wouldn't be Heaven would it? If sin was allowed in Heaven, all the problems associated with sin would be in Heaven as well. Since the "wages of sin is death," all that is in Heaven would die as it does on Earth. That is not Heaven. Heaven is a place of eternal life, no death can reign there. (1 Corinthians 15:55)
The Bible holds the key. It has the answers you are now looking for. Still, some will say that the Bible is impossible to understand. That is a lie from Satan to keep you out of that Holy book as you will soon see. Be honest with yourself for a moment and ask yourself this simple question. Do you truly believe the Lord that created all that is in the Universe was unable to write a book you could understand? Think about how easy it is to expose those liars that say the Bible is impossible to understand. They are saying that the Creator that made all that you see on this world with all it's trees, birds, animals, fish, oceans, lakes, rivers, flowers, insects, stars, the moon, the sun, the sky, the air you breath, and mankind himself, would be unable to write a book that His own children could understand? Sounds pretty ridiculous now doesn't it? Still, some will LIE and say the Bible is not for the Christian, especially the unlearned Christian or non-believer. They believe the Bible needs to be TAUGHT to you by them because they are a "special" breed of human or have a higher learning. Yet the Word of God says the Creator is NOT a "respecter of persons" in Acts chapter 10 verse 34. They are lying to you. Plain and simple! Even a child can understand that which the Lord has written.
For example. The Roman Catholic church which has been proven to be the church of Antichrist has MANY statements regarding the Bible. They seek to tell all that the Bible is impossible to believe. And because they are considered, "holy men" most people fall for their lies. Here are just a few documented quotes from this evil church. (The only reason I share these quotes is to make you aware that these very same excuses are used by people from all different churches today because as prophecy predicted they are influenced by Rome.)
Does the Word of God address the lies of Rome? YES IT DOES! See here what the Bible says. It actually proves the Roman prelates are lying about your God.
So... you ask, how do I get saved?
Many are asking this same question today as did the multitude on the day of Pentecost after they were convicted of sin by the sermons preached that day. They cried out; "What shall we do?" Peter answered and declared; "Repent" (Acts 2:37-38.)
Repentance is a MUST! If you do not repent, your sins will never be forgiven, and then you must die for them since you won't trust Christ to pay the penalty of death for you.. Proverbs 29:1 says, "He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy."
If you keep ignoring the Lord, you will eventually die in the flames of hell and be dead forever. You need to get serious about this because you can die today. No one knows for sure when they shall die. So I ask... are you POSITIVE you will not die in a car crash? Are you positive you will not have a heart attack? Slip and hit your head? Get hit by a stray bullet? Get bit by a mosquito that has a deadly disease? Are you 100% positive you WILL wake up tomorrow morning? Now be honest with yourself. It's your life we're talking about here. You can die just as suddenly and unexpectedly as many have died before.
Luke relates that Jesus spoke of some Galilaeans that died very suddenly back then. Everyone thought at that time that they were great sinners because of their sudden deaths. This was a common belief among the people back then that if disease or sudden tragedy came upon someone they were guilty of some great sin. However, Jesus said that we should be more mindful of our own lives, because we can die just as suddenly as did they! Therefore. we need to repent NOW! Today is the day of salvation!
How often do we hear of strange accidents, earthquakes, or plane crashes where large numbers of people die suddenly in one day? Do you suppose they KNEW they would die that day? Do you suppose that before they left their house they decided to ask their wife or husband or mom or dad for their best clothes to be laid out for them because today is the day they shall die? NONE OF US can say we won't die today in a sudden accident! Absolutely none of us know that for sure. Life is fragile! So why chance it!? With a reality check like that, some do finally come to the realization that salvation is NOT only for the old and sick like they always thought. Everyday fact of life is that many young people die daily. You are a sinner, and you do need a Saviour! Sinners are destined to die if they have no one that will take their place in death for them. If they have no Saviour, then they must be the ones that die instead.
It is written...
YOU ARE A SINNER:
We all have sin in our hearts. We were born under the power of sin's control. We all need to admit we are sinners. NO ONE is special here. ALL of us are guilty! The apostles were sinners, all the men of God mentioned in Scripture were sinners, even Mary the mother of Jesus proclaimed she needed a Saviour. (See Luke 1:47) The rich, the poor, the kings, the queens, the young the old, the fat, the skinny, the sick, the healthy, all of us are in the same place when it comes to SIN. And ALL of us are slated for death because.
OUR SINS HAVE SIGNED OUR DEATH WARRANT:
Sin has an ending. It results in death. When Heaven starts, eternal life begins for those residents of Heaven. No person with sin will be allowed into Heaven. For if they were allowed, then that which Christ did on Calvary would have been a waste of time. And if sinners are allowed in Heaven, then death must reside their too, and then Heaven would no longer be "eternal" now would it?
Speaking of Heaven the Bible says...
All that go to their graves sinners, will NOT be allowed in Heaven because Heaven is not for those things that must die, and Heaven is not for those things that defile. Heaven is for those that must live. Sin begets DEATH, and death is not allowed in Heaven.
We all face physical death already, which is in fact a result of sin in the world now. Truth is, before Adam and Eve sinned, not even the leaves on the trees died. There was no death at that time anywhere! No sin = no death. Adam and Eve were eternal human beings in a perfect place. All the flowers were perfect in their eternal youth and Adam and Eve would never age as long as they stayed loyal to God. The birds and animals, including man had no signs of death or aging upon them at all because they never sinned. The grass was perfectly new, in fact every aspect of life as we know it was eternally youthful without the slightest signs of death or aging on any of it! Eden was a perfect reflection of Heaven itself. That is UNTIL SIN entered into the picture.
Directly after Adam and Eve disobeyed God and took of the tree He specifically said not to touch, they sinned. At that very moment death entered into a controlling power by the permission they gave it to be in their lives. They chose sin, over the Father's protecting love. At that moment, Adam and Eve contracted a fatal disease that ALL of us now have. It's called... AGING! The very day they ate of that tree they started to die. It was as certain as life and death today.
Death is now everywhere. Trees die, birds die, flowers die, all the animals and even man himself dies every single day on this planet because of SIN. But that's not the worst of it. What can be worse you ask? Is there something sin has to offer that is worse than all this? Yes! Worse than physical death is spiritual death that alienates us from God, and THAT will last for all eternity. You need to completely understand that you deserve death for your sin. THAT is something none of us can get around. Your sin has already separated you from a God that cannot stand together with sin and sinners. He represents LIFE, and sin represents DEATH. When it comes to eternity, opposites do NOT attract!
But, we worship a merciful God. He has created a way for us to get around this fatal problem. You truly need to focus and understand something very important now. The Lord has blessed you with a way out of this mess. Plus, also understand there is nothing YOU can do to get out of it because you ARE guilty of sin and can't explain any of the sins away. You have to trust the Lord 100% now, He's your only hope. It's as if you're walking in front of a speeding train and the only one that can save you from certain death is Jesus Christ. The only way to get out of eternal death is by the mercy of the very God that created you. His mercy is in fact a GIFT!
SALVATION IS A GIFT:
Salvation is a free gift from God to you! He knew we couldn't do anything to gain it, so He GAVE it to us! We can't even earn this gift. However, we must at least reach out and receive it if we want what it has to offer. That being, ETERNAL LIFE.
UNDERSTAND IT IS A "GIFT":
Let me ask you this... Have you ever PAID someone for a gift they gave you? Have you ever had to WORK for a gift? Of course not! It wouldn't be a GIFT if you had to work or pay for it right? Salvation is a gift mainly because the Father knows there is nothing we can say or do that would be enough to pay for eternal life in His Kingdom. Our sins have separated us very far from Him. No matter how good you think you are, no matter how much you try not to sin, Isaiah 64,6 bluntly states that, "...all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags... " Even if we tried, we have nothing but filthy rags at best to offer the Father in Heaven as payment for Salvation. The wonderful truth about this is.. HE KNOWS THIS! So, because He is such a loving Father He chooses to GIVE it to you, if you simply do one thing.
ASK FOR IT:
When Jesus died on the cross He paid your penalty for sins you committed. The "wages" of sin = DEATH! Jesus paid that price so YOU wouldn't have to die for the sins you committed. He died in your place! That's the gift! All He requires is that you believe He did that for you and ask Him to count His death as payment for yours. All you need to do is ASK.
Fact is, Jesus paid the price for all sin. And when He took all the sins of the world on Himself on that cross, He bought us out of slavery to sin and death as well! We are bought with a price, and that price was HIS LIFE!
The only condition is that we believe in Him and what He has done for us. Understanding as well that we are now joined with Him, and that He is the controlling factor in our life from this day forward. And we gladly and gratefully allow Him to guide us to righteousness, because He truly loved us and gave Himself for us!
GIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE LORD:
His love poured out in Jesus on the cross is your only hope to have forgiveness and a change for the better in life. His love bought you out of being a slave to sin. His love bought you out of eternal damnation. His love is what saves you from the fires of hell. Not religion, or church membership. or good works. The Lord loves you, and reaches to you where you are right now!
The word, "whoever" truly means WHOEVER calls upon the name of Jesus WILL BE SAVED! The Lord is not a respecter of persons. It doesn't matter what stage in life you hold, YOU NEED HIM. Call out to the Father in the name of Jesus right now. Please.
You know that God is knocking on your heart door right now don't you? If He wasn't, why are you still reading this page? You would have stopped along time ago if you "didn't believe" any of this. So why not ask Him to come into your heart RIGHT NOW? And before you think your sins are far too evil to be forgiven think again. Sin is sin to the Lord. Whether you are a liar or a murderer it makes no difference. Sin is sin. And don't think the Lord has never heard sins like yours. At present there are over 6 billion sinners on this planet. And that's just THIS generation! Plus keep in mind, He KNOWS you committed them anyway! It's not like your going to surprise Him with anything you say. So confess those sins and get it over with! Start your new life today with Jesus Christ as Lord!
Again... It's by no accident that you are reading the Truth laid out on this page my friend. The Father is proving His love to you this day. Right now! His Word is TRUTH in its highest form.
Is Jesus knocking on your heart's door right now? Believe in Him. Let Him in your life. Ask Him to come in to your heart by faith, and ask Him to reveal Himself to you. Ask Him to show you His love for you in your life. Ask Him for the peace He has promised in His Word and you WILL have it! God will help you. He truly loves you that much. Aren't you hungry to know the truth? It's there for you to receive it 100% free of charge. It's TRULY that easy!
So many people are searching to fill the void in their lives and it is right there on their bookshelves the whole time. It is called the living Word for a reason. Truth has a powerful effect on people that truly want it. Open that Bible today and let Him speak to you. Let Him love you. Let Him give you the peace of Himself within your heart. Aren't you sick and tired of the hassles? The paranoia? The problems that seem hopeless? The sadness? Hasn't all these problems in life gotten old yet? Don't you crave peace in your heart that you know Christians have? READ what He has written for your heart in His Word! And while you are reading, allow for the Lord to direct you to salvation.
To repent is to change your mind, which will change your heart, agreeing with God that He is right. That He is who He says He is, and that we are what He says we are; sinners, deserving of hell, in need of our Saviour.
Believe with all your heart that Jesus is Lord God, and humble yourself before Him. Admit you are a sinner standing naked before a God that sees all the way to the most secret regions of your heart. You cannot hide a thing from him. Even if you lie to Him, or yourself, He knows that too! You must truly realize how absolutely hopeless your condition is. Jesus is truly your only hope.
Finally you must receive Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. You must understand and believe what it is He actually did for you on the cross 2000 years ago. He paid in full for all your sins with His very life. There is nothing you or any person can do to merit your salvation. It is God's gift to you! His only begotten Son
If you truly understand now and believe that Jesus is the only way you can be saved from eternal damnation...
Then pray in your own words and ask Jesus to come into your heart and save you, RIGHT NOW!
Please, put into your own words a prayer that will tell the Lord that you are genuinely sorry for your sins, and that you understand what Jesus did for you when He died on the cross 2000 years ago. Then all that's left is to let Him know you accept, believe, and receive Jesus, as YOUR Lord and Saviour at this time.
I earnestly pray that you have received Jesus as Lord of your life at this time.
By the way... For those of you reading that think your sin is too embarrassing to confess, or you're too ashamed to speak of your sins. Think about it this way. The Lord already knows you committed the sins. He SAW you do it. The embarrassing part is in the past. So why not confess the sin and be cleansed from it? It's a lot quicker to confess it then commit it anyway.
Not only does He forgive us of the sin, He cleanses us from the act of doing it! What a loving God!!
If you have accepted Christ as Lord and Saviour. Then I say WELCOME to the eternal family of the Living God. If you need some encouraging words for the days ahead, READ HIS WORD! You faith needs to grow now, and "...faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (Romans 10:17) Not only does your faith need to grow so as to better understand your God, but now that you have left Satan's side and have chosen Christ as Lord, Satan will then try to draw you back to your old sinful desires in many ways. See this page for a collection of Bible facts that should help you combat the coming attacks Satan WILL send to get you back. You will see words of encouragement from the Word of God that are perfectly designed to give you hope during all the crud the devil sends your way. And one last thing. No matter what happens, no matter what the devil tries to tempt you with, no matter how small or how big, you CAN handle it! For it is also written...
That means, if the devil want's to tempt you in a certain manner, he must FIRST get permission from the Father. If the temptation is too strong, the devil is NOT allowed to use it on you! If it is not too strong, the Lord allows it to not only prove the devil is lying about you, but to test your faith as He tested Adam and Even in Eden. Obedience is the key! But FIRST, before the temptation is allowed at all, the devil must still allow for an easy way to get out of it at the same time!
So no matter what the problem, trial, tribulation, or temptation the devil is using on you. Remember three things...
Matthew 28:20, "...lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen."
If you have made the decision to accept the gift of salvation offered by Jesus Christ, then it would be a wise act to seek out a church family you can trust so as to grow with other Christians who are obedient in the faith. You will also need to be baptized properly. For it is written that "Peter said unto them, REPENT, and be BAPTIZED every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall RECEIVE the GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST." (Acts 2:38) Full immersion is the only proper method of baptism as it depicts the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. If you would like to join the Seventh Day Remnant Church as a Christian, and if you have never been properly baptized, we have online a series of Bible studies you must complete before Baptism can be done by any SDR minister. Click here for those studies.
No Jesus. No Peace!
"The temptations of the enemy will come; but shall we give him the advantage to break down all the barriers, by yielding one iota from the strictest principles of integrity? If we yield in the least, he will follow one temptation with another, until we shall go directly contrary to the plainest statements of the Word of God, and follow the mind and will of Satan. Satan and his confederacy of evil angels are ever on the alert to see by what means they may ensnare and ruin souls who have enlisted under the blood-stained banner of Prince Immanuel. You did run well for a season, you did taste and see that the Lord is good; but when you fell into sin, you walked in darkness. When you yielded to temptation, you must have ceased to look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith. But, having confessed your sins, believe that the Word of God cannot fail, but that He is faithful that hath promised. It is just as much your duty to believe that God will fulfil His word, and forgive your sins, as it is your duty to confess your sins. You must exercise faith in God as in one who will do exactly as He has promised in His Word, and pardon all your transgressions.
How may we know that the Lord is indeed our sin-pardoning Redeemer, and prove what is the blessedness, the grace, the love there is in Him for us? O, we must believe His word implicitly, with contrite and submissive spirit! There is no need to go mourning and ever repenting, and under a cloud of continual condemnation. Believe the Word of God, keep looking unto Jesus, dwelling upon His virtues and mercies, and there will be created in the heart an utter abhorrence of that which is evil. You will be among those who hunger and thirst after righteousness. But the more closely we discern Jesus, the more clearly we shall see our own defects of character.
As we see our failings, let us confess them to Jesus, and, with true contrition of soul, cooperate with the divine power of the Holy Spirit to overcome all evil. If we confess our sins, we must believe that they are pardoned, because the promise is positive." -a concerned child of God
"There are those who have known the pardoning love of Christ and who really desire to be children of God, yet they realize that their character is imperfect, their life faulty, and they are ready to doubt whether their hearts have been renewed by the Holy Spirit. To such I would say, Do not draw back in despair. We shall often have to bow down and weep at the feet of Jesus because of our shortcomings and mistakes, but we are not to be discouraged. Even if we are overcome by the enemy, we are not cast off, not forsaken and rejected of God. No; Christ is at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Said the beloved John, "These things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." 1 John 2:1. And do not forget the words of Christ, "The Father Himself loveth you." John 16:27. He desires to restore you to Himself, to see His own purity and holiness reflected in you. And if you will but yield yourself to Him, He that hath begun a good work in you will carry it forward to the day of Jesus Christ. Pray more fervently; believe more fully. As we come to distrust our own power, let us trust the power of our Redeemer, and we shall praise Him who is the health of our countenance.
The closer you come to Jesus, the more faulty you will appear in your own eyes; for your vision will be clearer, and your imperfections will be seen in broad and distinct contrast to His perfect nature. This is evidence that Satan's delusions have lost their power; that the vivifying influence of the Spirit of God is arousing you.
No deep-seated love for Jesus can dwell in the heart that does not realize its own sinfulness. The soul that is transformed by the grace of Christ will admire His divine character; but if we do not see our own moral deformity, it is unmistakable evidence that we have not had a view of the beauty and excellence of Christ.
The less we see to esteem in ourselves, the more we shall see to esteem in the infinite purity and loveliness of our Saviour. A view of our sinfulness drives us to Him who can pardon; and when the soul, realizing its helplessness, reaches out after Christ, He will reveal Himself in power. The more our sense of need drives us to Him and to the word of God, the more exalted views we shall have of His character, and the more fully we shall reflect His image. " -Steps to Christ pp 70-72