The Solution (#1)
Bible version used: KJV
THE SAD SITUATION:
The Bible says that every person is a sinner
and separated from God.
1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. . .
Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited,
if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
THE SAVING SOLUTION:
The Bible says that because God sent His only Son to pay the penalty for our sins, we can be re-connected with God.
1 Corinthians. 15:3,4 ...Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures... He was buried, and He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy he saved us...
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
THE REQUIRED RESPONSE:
The Bible says that we have to make a choice. Salvation is only for those who throw themselves on the mercy of God and trust in Jesus Christ.
Acts 16:31 . . . believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
THE REWARDING RESULTS:
The Bible says that those who rely upon Jesus for salvation are forgiven and fully accepted as children of God.
John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.
Romans. 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus. . .
1 Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd (Jesus) shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
If you want to fall into the merciful arms of God, pray this prayer:
Heavenly Father, I confess that I am a sinner and that I have lived as though you never existed. I also confess that the only way I can ever be reconciled to you is through your Son, Jesus Christ. And by your mercy, I believe and accept Christ’s saving work on the cross on my behalf. I now commit myself to turn away from my sins. Help me to live a new life of love and obedience to you. This I pray in the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.