Jesus loves you and died to save you from your sins. Salvation is only through Jesus Christ, not through a church, your good works, baptism, or by keeping the Golden Rule. To the lost sinner going to Hell, salvation is through the precious blood of Christ.
You need salvation because of sin.
“For as by one man’s [Adam's] disobedience many were made sinners,” Romans 5:19a. “Wherefore, as by one man [Adam] sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” Romans 5:12. You are a sinner by nature, through Adam as a human being, and by choice.
“…There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes.” Romans 3:10b-18. “…for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans 3:22b-23. Sin brings death or eternal separation from God. “For the wages of sin is death;” Romans 6:23a. Realize now that you are a sinner, undone, destitute, without God, and without hope.
“He that believeth on him [Jesus Christ] is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:18. If you have not believed in Christ enough to ask Him to save you, you are lost and unsaved. Lost, condemned now; not in the future, but now, now. You’re walking around condemned, lost, and sure to be in Hell.
A rich man in the Bible book of Luke, Chapter 16, has been in Hell these nineteen hundred years since Jesus spoke of him when he was on this earth. This rich man is still in Hell this very moment. In ten years this man will still be in Hell. In fifty years, a hundred years, even a thousand years from now, he will still be in the burning pit of unquenchable fire. He is damned and lost forever. Sinner friend, trust in Christ today. If you go to Hell, God the Father won’t help you out; Jesus will not; the Holy Spirit will not, because you rejected all three when you turned down Christ. Sinner, trust Christ today, and know that you are saved.
You need salvation because Christ died for you.
Moses told about Christ in Genesis 3:15, and every book of the Bible, in some way God tells us something of Jesus. All rejoiced at the birth of Jesus, except the devil and his angels. Jesus Christ came “to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10b. Jesus wants to save you, more than you want Him to save you. Jesus Christ was born of a virgin in Bethlehem, and lived a life without sin, the only one in all creation who lived a perfect life. Jesus invited men always to come: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. “Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.” John 7:37b. Then Jesus Christ, perfect God and yet perfect man, full of infinite love and pity for YOU, became your substitute, and bore your judgment of sin. “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” II Corinthians 5:21. “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” I Peter 2:24. God must punish sin, and because you have sinned against Him you must be punished or trust Christ’s substitutionary death on Calvary.
Jesus did not look human because of the brutal beatings. “As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:” Isaiah 52:14. “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. …and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:3-5,6b. Look at the last few verses again. Jesus bore our griefs. Jesus carried our sorrows. He was wounded for your transgressions. Jesus was bruised for your iniquities. By the bloody stripes of the scourge YOU are healed. Trust Him, sinner friend. Why would you reject your only hope?
How you can obtain this salvation.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9. If it says not of works, it means NOT of works. Keeping rules, being baptized, praying continuously through to God, or anything else will not save or help save you. The Bible says salvation is a gift, not of works. All you can do with a gift is accept it. “But as many as received him [Jesus Christ], to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” John 1:12. We see salvation is a gift of God, if we believe Jesus Christ died for our sins, and if we receive Him as our personal Saviour. “Behold, I [Jesus Christ] stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13. Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart. Will YOU let Him in, and say, ‘Come into my heart, Lord Jesus’? Believe and accept wholeheartedly that YOU are a sinner in need of salvation, and Christ died for YOU.
A sinner’s prayer.
Oh God, I am a sinner, lost and Hell-bound. I repent of my sins and trust Christ’s blood and sacrifice to save me. Have mercy upon me and save me for Christ’s sake. Amen.
Please let us know if you prayed this prayer and trusted Christ.