Think about these things for a moment.
What do you believe spiritually? Do you believe anything? Why?
We believe that God the Father, who has been and will be forever, created us and loves us unconditionally. The first humans, Adam and Eve, sinned by the temptation of Satan and corrupted the human heart forevermore. Therefore, we were separated from God, who cannot be in the presence of sin.
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
- Romans 3:23
God wanted to be with us. He loves us. So He sent His Son Jesus down to earth to be born in a stable. He came down with the sole purpose to die for our sins on the cross and bridge the separation between us and God. The mightiest and most holy Being came down and humbled himself to the form of a poor baby preparing to die the worst death sentence of that time. He lived a sinless life facing all of the temptations that we do but never giving in.
"(3)For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; (4) And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:"
- 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (KJV)
We can never live truly happy without God, and Jesus is the only way to Him.
Through Jesus' innocent death on the cross, taking on our sins, and His resurrection, defeating death and hell for us, we can have access to God. All we have to do is believe in him and repent of our sins, surrendering our lives to Him.
"(9)That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (10)For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (11)For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed."
- Romans 10:9-11 (KJV)
Through Jesus Christ, we find true happiness, joy, and peace. And most of all we are saved from eternal separation from God in the fiery pit of hell. When we accept Jesus heaven rejoices and when we die of our earthly bodies we will be welcomed with open arms into heaven with the Father.
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
- Romans 6:23 (KJV)
"In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you."
- John 14:2 (KJV)
The difference between Christianity and the beliefs of others: we believe in a loving Father, almighty Creator who is alive today, having defeated death. He is our victory.
If you believe this and would like to receive Christ and be saved, pray this prayer! No matter where you are or when it is, God is there. If you feel like you need help, reach out to someone or reach out to us!:
"God, I know that I am a sinner. I have done wrong against you, but you loved me enough to send your perfect Son Jesus to die on the cross for my sins. I believe that he died, was buried, and rose again the third day-- defeating death and hell, according to the Scriptures. I am ready for you to come into my heart, and I surrender my life to You for Your will and work. I reach my hand of faith into Your hand of Grace. In Jesus' name, Amen."
Once we are saved, we can never lose our salvation. We now have the charge to be baptized, proclaiming our faith in Him, and to share the Gospel (1 Corinthians 15:3-4 ^) and our testimony (salvation story) with others.
** Watch the video to the right (above) for an example of how to share your faith with others. Remember, this is just an example. God is in control, so say what the Spirit leads you to. There is no right or wrong method for sharing the Gospel.
This can also be used as an alternate source of information if you would like to receive Jesus Christ as your Savior. :)