Salvation in Christ is not essentially about sin. God does not save you because you throw away your sin, or because you are able to stop sinning. Salvation is about your yielding to Him in repentance. Big difference.
There is no reason to fear losing our salvation once we have sincerely repented and followed Jesus. But you’ve got to ask yourself: Did God save me? His side of the equation is solid. God does what He says He will do. But what about your side?
Find blessed quiet for your soul in Jesus. You can trust Him. He is gentle and kind.
The Pawn Shop analogy – where what is lost absolutely must be redeemed. You been redeemed?
I’m still workin’ more on being more consistently kind, more helpful, more tender-hearted, more forgiving. How ’bout you?
We can learn a lot from the Bible about our “conscience”. We all start life with one. How’s yours doing?
I am a child of the King – not the sum of all my sins.
What finality: When that lightning quick final moment “ends you”. Will Jesus meet you then?
We all have a sin problem. Some have dealt with it with God. Others have dealt with it by their own thinking and rationalizations. What have you done with your sin problem?
I’ve got that joy. Do “you greatly rejoice”, and “delight with inexpressible and glorious joy”? You can. But “you must be born again” (Jesus said).
I for one do not want to arrive in God’s Courts with filthy rags on, stinking of sin – before the God of the Universe. How ’bout you? Do you wear filthy robes – or have you been beautified with rich robes of forgiveness? God is able to take away all your past sinfulness — and place you in good standing with Him. No matter how grave your sin, no matter how long you sinned, no matter. No problem. He is able.
Be it – bearing the effects of our sin, or experiencing personal tragedy, or being racked by the numbing sorrow of death in the family – we can overcome.
The only humans entering heaven’s gate will be those sinners who confessed their sinfulness – and yielded their will completely (100%) to Christ in that moment of salvation.
Heaven. What’s it going to be? Many say, I can only imagine. Well, not really – because we can really know, not merely “imagine”. The Bible tells us a lot about Heaven.
So, what kind of fool are you…? Remember the popular song saying this? “What kind of fool do you think I am?”
Excerpt from the article: God Speaking Repent now. There is no magic formula or speech. Just speak your heart to Me, sincerely and truthfully. I can hear your voice. I can hear your thoughts. Direct your heart to Me — something like this: Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe you […]
Was there sincerity in your repentance? Was there truth? Is there fidelity to Jesus in your faith?
God forgives all wrongdoings of all repentant sinners, no exception. So don’t sit on the fence. God wants all of us to come to Him. Repent and be saved.
This article made me wonder: how “public” about our faith are we in this land of the free? Does anything “register” with other people — about our faith? Do people that meet me – soon come to know of my faith in Christ as my Savior? Do I care whether they know or not? Does it matter?
Let’s nail-down the meaning of biblical “repentance”. What is it – really?
So, here we are on earth, living. If you are reading this — you’re not dead yet! And God is asking you to repent. God is saying – repent now, before it’s too late to repent. What are you saying back to God?
What is your regret? Have you repented? Truly turned…?
God is not sloppy nor wishy-washy. God is not a slacker with low standards. God is very sure of Himself! After God sent His only Son, Jesus, into the world to die as a man on your behalf… do you think He will tolerate a life lived “ho-hum” for Him?
Anyone at anytime with sincerity and truth – can find forgiveness in Jesus for anything. The key word there? Sincerity. God sees the thoughts and intents of our heart. No foolin’ with God.
Are you ready to meet your Maker? Have you considered the possibility that someday God might reject you? Do you truly “follow” Him?
What is a “Prayer of Repentance To Christ”? Here is an example.
Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” In God’s legal system, all of mankind is condemned to hell because we are naturally unable to be holy [“holy” = without sin]. He cannot have sin in His Kingdom. Makes sense: He is holy! His choice – because of His nature. However, He loved us so much that He provided legal forgiveness for any who choose to follow Him. Quite simple, actually.
I thank God Almighty a million x a million-million-million (to the 10th power) for granting me sonship in His forever family. Do you? Think about it. I am bound for a heavenly home. I am so grateful. According to Jesus’ gospel, I stand before you, and God, and all His angels all around me, with a decree by God Himself, sealed in His Book of Life, granting me eternal, un-revokable status in His Kingdom —— as His own child.
God came down to earth, was born of a woman, became a man, “God in the flesh”: the Godman. His name was Jesus. He was the Messiah predicted in the Old Testament. Do you know Him?
Me, When I Die …forgiven forever in Christ When I die, I will see the dawning of a brand new existence. I will be free from this body of death and dying (Romans 7:24). Pain and grief will be no more (Hebrews 8:12). The Bible tells me what it will be like to die and […]