Think of it this way... Imagine you're in a
courtroom again, you're guilty of many serious
crimes. The judge says, "It's a fine of $500,000,
or prison." You don't have anywhere near
that amount of money, so the bailiff begins to
walk you out of the courtroom when someone you
don't even know appears. He runs up to the judge
with a check and says, "I've paid the fine
for you." Now that the fine has been paid,
the law no longer has any hold on you. You're
free -- because of the gift you were given.
This is what God did for you by sending Jesus
to die on the cross in your place. So that you
wouldn't have to go to Hell, God sent his only
Son, Jesus, to die on the cross -- suffering the
punishment that justice demands. Then He rose
from the grave, forever defeating death! The Bible
tells us, "For God so loved the world, that
He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth on Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting
life." (John 3:16) If you will repent of
your sins and put your trust in Jesus, God says
he will forgive all your sins and grant you the
gift of everlasting life. Just like the court
case we just talked about, if you repent (that
means to confess and forsake your sins) and put
your trust in Jesus, then you will not have to
suffer God's justice in Hell because the payment
for your crimes was made by Jesus on the cross.
If you're not sure what to pray, read Psalm
51, and make it a model for your prayer. The
words are not "magical," what God cares
about is the attitude of your heart. When you
pray, it should sound something like this, "Dear
God, I repent of all my sins, such as (name them).
I put my trust in Jesus Christ as Lord (to say
Jesus is your Lord means you are now making Jesus
the master over your life) and Savior. Forgive
me and grant me your gift of everlasting life.
In Jesus' name I pray. Amen."
Now read your Bible daily, and obey what you
read. God will never let you down.
What should you read? We suggest that you start
in the book named "John,"
and then read the one named "Romans."
Whatever you decide to read, make sure you read
We now suggest that you read "Save
Yourself Some Pain" which contains 10
very important steps for new and growing Christians.
Please also listen to Hell's Best Kept Secret which is a free online message that will give Biblical direction to your Christian life.