“Who, me? A sinner? Not me! Check this. I never killed anyone, and I never robbed a bank. I don’t sell drugs, and I am not with the Mafia, so nobody could say I am a sinner. I am a cool, peace−loving person, and I don’t interfere with people.”
Wait a minute. If you are not a sinner, then you are a saint? Before you respond, ask yourself the following questions. Have you ever lied anytime between childhood and now? Have you ever cheated or was dishonest? Have you ever taken anything small that didn’t belong to you? Check this. Have you ever done one wrong thing (big or small) in your life? If you said yes to any of those questions, then you are a sinner, and you cannot take your sin with you to heaven.
The best thing is to be honest with yourself, and don’t pretend. We are all sinners. Even the most saintly or righteous person you know is a sinner. In fact, God says in the Bible that “we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” or failed His expectations (Romans 3:23).
That is bad news, but it gets worse. “The reward for sin is death” (Romans 6:23). That includes physical death and other kinds of death, but the worse death is spiritual death or eternal separation from God in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:15). Is that the reward you want when your life ends? I am sure your answer is no.
Thank God, that doesn’t have to happen to you. Romans 6:23 also says, “the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” In other words, you can have eternal life and be free from the power and penalty of sin through Jesus Christ. That is the good news.
You may ask, “How can I experience this? I need help, and I need it right now.” Well, realize that Jesus Christ was crucified and died on the cross for your sins. He took your place. He died your death. He loves you that much. On the third day, He rose from the dead to prove He was from God, and today He is alive to save you and to give you eternal life if you would ask Him. The Bible says, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved” [from sin]. (Acts 16:31).
Now, receive the gift of eternal life by asking God to forgive all your sins and and give your life to Jesus Christ. Now, pray the following prayer from your heart, and mean every word of it. Millions of people have done it before and are very glad they did.
PRAYER: O God, I am a sinner, and I ask you to forgive all my sins. Cleanse me by the blood of Jesus. Lord Jesus, today I invite you into my heart, and I give my whole life to you. Change my life from today as I live for you. In Jesus name. Thank you God. Amen.
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