Invite Jesus Christ In To Your Life Today

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Invite Jesus Christ In To Your Life Today

Why am I here? Who am I? What will happen when I die? These questions have intrigued people throughout the ages. And the answers can be discovered simply by understanding God’s plan of salvation.

The story of God's love is sometimes referred to as the Gospel or Good News.


What is the Good News? Simply this: Because of what Jesus has done, your sins can be forgiven and you can live forever. 


What did Jesus do? Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came into the world as a human being, lived a sinless life, died on the cross and rose from the dead. 


Because Christ died to pay for our sins, your sins can be forgiven. And because He conquered death, you can have eternal life—you can know for sure what will happen to you after you die. 


But this gift of forgiveness and eternal life cannot be yours unless you willingly ask for it. God requires an individual response from you.


“Behold, I 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 v 20) 


What does this mean? Jesus Christ wants to have a personal relationship with you. He is waiting for you to receive Him into your heart and life. All you have to do is invite Him in. 


Your First Step Is To Ask For Forgiveness
 


“Repent you therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”
(Acts 3 v 19) 


Once you’ve asked for forgiveness, your next step is to believe and trust in the gift God is giving you. 

You must understand this gift of forgiveness and eternal life is free. It’s something you can’t earn. 


For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. Not of works, less any man should boast.”
(Ephesians 2 v 8-9) 


The word grace means undeserved favour. It means God is offering you something you could never provide for yourself. You don’t have to work for this gift. All you have to do is believe with all your heart that Jesus Christ died for you. Do you believe?


The Bible promises that when you sincerely ask God for forgiveness and trust in Jesus, you will experience new life in Christ. In other words if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10 v 9). 


Today, with all your heart, surrender your life to Jesus Christ. Confess your sins. Ask God to forgive you. Say that you'll trust in Jesus. And thank Him for the gift of everlasting life.


 
Say This Prayer Aloud 


"Father, I know that I have sinned against you. Please forgive me. Wash me clean. I promise to trust in Jesus, Your Son. I believe that He died for me—He took my sin upon Himself when He died on the cross. I believe that He was raised from the dead. I surrender my life to Jesus today. Thank You, Father, for your gift of forgiveness and eternal life. Please help me to live for you. In Jesus name I pray. Amen."
 


There is nothing magical about the words you use. It is the attitude of your heart that God cares about. 

Your final step in becoming a Christian is to receive this free gift of forgiveness and eternal life. The Bible teaches; 


"Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." (John 1 v 12) 


When you receive Christ into your heart, you become a child of God. You have the privilege of talking to Him in prayer at any time, about anything. 


The Christian life is a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. And best of all, it is a relationship that will last for all eternity. Joyfully receive it! 


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Read these other scriptures to help you in your new life: 


“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
(John 3 v 16) 


“And we have seen and do testify that the father sent the Son to be the saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in him, and he in God.”
(John 4 v 14-15) 


“And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that has the Son has life; and he that has not the Son of God has not life.”
(1 John 5 v 11-12).                     

 

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arah 01/21/2010 15:49



2:256 (Y. Ali) Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and
believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things.


JESUS – SON OF WHOM?


The first major hurdle we will address is the parentage or alleged parentage of Jesus. The fundamental belief in present day Christianity is that Jesus is the literal begotten son of
God and is second in the Divine Trinity of God’s being. If this is somehow disturbed, then as this is the foundation of the Christian belief, Christianity itself collapses.


If the foundation is solid and the ‘testimony’ is consistent, the Christian religion has in fact proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt. Before I begin quoting from the Bible I would like
to point out that these verses from the Bible are written in English. The Gospels themselves were first written down in Greek and not in Jesus’ tongue of Aramaic. This is generally
known amongst Bible scholars. There are no original Aramaic or Hebrew texts that exist to cross reference the Greek and English translations with. As anyone who studies languages will
tell you, a language can either lose or gain many meanings in a translation. This is critical when it comes to scripture. The word ‘son’ may have a totally different connotative meaning
when translated from Aramaic to Greek to English. It is quite difficult to convey the meanings of Eastern languages to English without losing something or gaining something that is
not intended. The same goes for the word ‘lord’.

The verse most quoted amongst Christians to support the notion of Jesus being the
literal divine son of God is of course John 3:16 in which it is written…


“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.”(John 3:16) KJV.
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Now this is a straight forward verse that is clear in its meaning and what in what it is
trying to convey. The first thing that should be noted, however, is that this verse is not
attributed to Jesus nor is it a quote from Jesus.


This is a verse written by someone else. The verse is attributed to a man named John. John was the last of the Gospels to be written and no one is sure of exactly which John this is
supposed to be. The Gospel of John was written around 100 C.E. at Ephesus. That is approximately seventy years after the time of Jesus. As  Adolf Harnack points out in his book, What is
Christianity?:


“the fourth Gospel does not emanate or profess to emanate from the apostle John, who cannot be taken as an historical authority…the author of the fourth Gospel acted with sovereign freedom,
trans-posed events and put them in a strange light. “


The Gospel of John is considered to be the most beautifully written of the Gospels.


According to Acts 4:13, however, Peter and John were both ignorant and unlearned men.


The Gospel of John is written as a drama of sorts, unfolding layers of measured resolution and emotion. Not something unlearned men are known to produce. ‘He was divinely inspired by God…’
can be heard as an argument. ‘Look at your Qur’an and its masterly prose. Muslims claim Muhammad was unlearned yet look at the Qur’an…’.


The problem with that argument is that Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) is a fully realized and documented historical figure. History recognizes Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) as a man who definitely lived, taught, and
revolutionized his society. His sayings have been documented to the letter. The Qur’an was memorized by not only by the Prophet himself but also by his followers. Even the most secular
historians must admit this.


The personality and person of John, however, cannot be substantiated with historical documented evidence. Bible historians debate over whether or
not John the Apostle was the same John who is credited with writing this Gospel. According  to Blacks Bible Dictionary, John was beheaded before 70 C.E., and a connection to the
first manuscript of ‘the Gospel of John’ at Ephesus around 100 C.E. would be difficult to   establish. So let us revisit the passage.
“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.”(John 3:16) KJV.


The real test of the verse is in its consistency with the rest of the Bible whom the Christians claim to accept as a whole. As you can see, it reads “…only begotten son…” but when we look at
Psalms 2:7 David says, “…the Lord said unto me, Thou art my son; this day have I begotten thee.”


This is a serious discrepancy for the sincere Bible reader. Who is telling the truth, David or the mystery John? Can we rely on the Psalms for the truth or ‘The Gospel of John’? Is the Gospel the
literal and the Psalms the figurative or vice versa? Jesus is given many ‘fathers’ in the N.T. The first line in the New Testament reads, “ The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of
David, the son of Abraham (Matt. 1:1). Are we to accept the literal meaning of this or the figurative? And if we are to assume that the verse only means that he was a spiritual son of David, then
why can’t we assume the same thing is meant when Jesus refers to God the “Father”? For according to the N.T. statements attributed to Jesus he says, “…Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father
which is in heaven is perfect (Matt. 5:48).


As well as, “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father…”(Matt 6:9). And to confirm the spiritual connection of the righteous, “For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in
heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother (Matt 12:50).


This verse uses the word ‘Father’ but Mark 3:35 reads, “ For whosoever does the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.”


How many times in the N.T. is the word ‘Father’ used to describe God? If ‘Father’ has substituted the word ‘God’ in this verse, how many other verses have been tweaked?


That this is not a literal relationship is plain to see and comprehend. Another verse is describing David as being Jesus’ father, “…And the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father
David (Luke 1:32). Now if God was Jesus’ literal physical father, wouldn’t it have made sense to distinguish the difference in this verse which presents Jesus along with David as his father?
Let’s assume that Jesus is understood to be God’s son in this verse and rewrite the verse stating that idea. It would read, “…And his father, the Lord God shall give unto him the throne
of his father David…”.


This makes absolutely no sense at all and the authors knew this. The author of this verse knew that in order for it to make any sense, only one could be connected to Jesus as a ‘Father’. And
since the legitimacy of Jesus’ mission mu