It takes F.A.I.T.H.
Forgiveness… Becoming a Christian is about receiving God’s free gift of forgiveness. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
Available…Salvation is available to ALL. The Bible says that “God is not willing that any should perish but everyone come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
Impossible for God to allow sin into heaven. The Bible says that “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23) and that the penalty of our sins is separation from God (Romans 6:23). God is holy and He cannot allow sin in heaven.
Turn from sin. The Bible word for turn is repent: “But unless you repent you will also likewise perish” (Luke 13: 3). It also says, “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). To repent means that I make a choice to turn from my sins and turn to Jesus Christ. You do not have the power to remove your sins, but Christ does!
Heaven! Jesus said, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am , you may be also” (John 14:3). Jesus also promised, “I am come that you might have life and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
FAITH can also mean Forsaking All I Trust Him. Would you like to receive God’s free gift of forgiveness by trusting in Christ right NOW? Simply bow your head and tell God now…He is listening. 🙂
Brought to you from First Baptist Church of Florence, AL.