God’s message to you!
【Missionary Pastor: Robert Barley】
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)
There is a true living God, who knows all about you because He created you and loves you more than you are able to comprehend. In fact, He loves you so much that He sacrificed His life for you so that you can receive eternal life and live forever with Him in heaven!
When God first created this earth, it was perfect. There was nothing bad in it. God made the first human beings (Adam and Eve) “in His own image”, and placed them in the magnificent garden called Eden. God was pleased, and there, Adam and Eve could enjoy fellowshipping with God. The Lord had given one simple command to Adam to obey. “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” (Genesis 2:16-17)
Unfortunately, Adam and Eve did not obey God’s one simple command, but ate of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. When they ate, everything changed for the worst for them. They became sinners with a sinful nature that desired to do things contrary to what God wanted. They no longer were happy to meet the LORD like they did previously, and had to leave the beautiful garden of Eden.
They had to work hard to raise food. Suffering, sorrow, and terrible things happened because of man’s sinful nature and bad behavior. Because of sin Adam and Eve began to die physically too (called the aging process, which ends in death). What a terrible situation human beings were in because of sin. This sinful nature was passed down from Adam to all of us, being we are Adam’s descendants." Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” (Romans 5:12)
But “God so loved the world”! The Lord God is perfect, sinless, and holy, and human beings had become totally sinful, yet God still loved us! The Lord God is just and must require the just penalty for sin which is death. But the Lord God is also a loving God and made a way for us to be saved.
“ But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
The Lord Jesus Christ took upon Himself the penalty that we deserved to receive, so that He could forgive our sin and give us eternal life!
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17).
The Lord wants to forgive our sin, give us a new nature – the Lord God’s nature, and give us eternal life. Then we can live, pleasing the Lord on this earth, and after this earthly life, immediately enter heaven, and live with the Lord forever! What a fantastic gift God has for all who are willing to receive it!
Would you like to receive the Lord Jesus Christ’s gift of eternal life?
You can, right now!
First of all, you must realize that before God, you are a sinner. If you are willing to repent from sin (making the decision that you don’t want sin anymore, but you want Christ), and believe on Christ alone, then our hearts are ready to receive the Lord as our personal Saviour and Lord.
Do you believe that Jesus is God and the Saviour?
Do you believe that He died on the cross, taking your sin penalty for you?
Do you believe that after Jesus completely fulfilled your sin penalty and willingly sacrificed His life in death, was buried and on the third day (Sonday) physically arose from the dead?
Do you believe that Jesus is physically alive right now?
Do you believd Jesus can save you and give you eternal life, so that you will never perish?
If you believe these truths, then just pray to Jesus Christ the Lord, telling Him that you repent from your sin, and that you believe on Him alone for salvation and eternal life. Ask Jesus to forgive your sin, and to come into your heart to be your Saviour and Lord. Ask Him to give you eternal life. After you have asked Jesus into your heart, tell Him thank you for saving you, and for giving you eternal life.
The Bible says, “For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10: 13). “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.” (John 10: 27-28).
If you have from your heart asked the Lord to come into your heart, you have born spiritually into God’s family. Now begin to read the Bible every day for your spiritual growth in the Lord. May I suggest to begin reading the New Testament Book of Mark and Luke. Also, you can write your Bible questions to us via our email address, and we will try to help you with the answers from the Bible. If you are able, we urge you to visit one of our church services, and learn the Word of God with us.
If you have received the Lord into your heart after reading this message from the Word of God to you, do let us know. We will rejoice with you in your salvation, and try to help you grow in the knowledge and understanding of the Bible as you begin living the eternal life that the Lord has given to you.