All entries for Saturday 19 November 2005
November 19, 2005
I am not trying to force this on anyone, but I want to write this so that if someone wants to become a christian they can know what they need to do.
It's very simple, but it's a very important decision -it will change the rest of your life (for the better!).
All you have to do is:
(1) Admit to God that you have done things wrong
(2) Ask God to forgive you for these things through Jesus' death on the cross
(3) Believe that He has forgiven you -i.e. Take him at his word, trust what he has said.
It's that simple.
This is not something I have made up -this is what God says in the bible:
Romans 3:23 -'for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God'
Romans 5:8 -'But God demonstrates his own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.'
Romans 10:9 -'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.'
If you do this I would recommend telling another christian (you can tell me if you don't know any other christians) so that they can help answer any questions you may have etc.
There are so many amazing things about being a christian (which I've explained in another entry), but the most important thing to me is that I know I am going to go to heaven now when I die, and I am not scared of dying anymore, because I'm not trusting in myself, but in Jesus.
A lot of people think that being a christian restricts you and makes your life boring. They think God is a kill joy. This isn't true! These are just a few things that I think are great about being a christian:
•You have a place in heaven! (Luke 23:43)
•Your life has purpose –the reason for your life is to glorify God and to tell people about Him and what He has done for them –this is an amazing privilege. (Matt 28:19)
•You are never alone –God is always with you and helps you through everything. (Hebrew 13:5)
•God, the creator of the whole universe is your friend. (colossians 1:16)
•You don’t ever need to be afraid of dying. (John 3:16)
•You can never be separated from God’s Love (Romans 8:35)
•You have God’s Holy Spirit inside you to help you. (John 14:16)
•You can speak to God through prayer. (1 John 5:14&15)
•You know that everything in your life works together for good. (Romans 8:28)
The reason I've made this blog is to explain about the most important thing in my life. It is so important to everyone and so amazing that I really want to tell people about it and I thought this would be a good way to tell some people -I want to tell people about what God has done for me and for them!
What I'm writing about can and does change lives, answers some of lifes most difficult problems and questions, and needs to be thought about by every single person alive!
I'm not trying to force my opinions on people, I just want to let people know the truth about christianity so that they can decide whether to believe it or not.
I hope you'll read on to find out more….