Jesus Christ came to give eternal life to those who accept His gift.
Why is eternal life important?
God creates all people with a soul that starts at conception and exists forever. Individuals only have one life to accept or reject God’s marvelous gift. Rejecting Christ leads to eternal separation from God. This separation from God is an eternal punishment that occurs in hell. Those who receive the gift of Christ will live forever in God’s presence. Once our body dies, we go to our eternal destination.
What is sin?
Sin is breaking God’s commands and living against His will. The Bible explains the type of life God wishes all men to live. The punishment for breaking any law of God is eternal death. God offers a marvelous gift to those who have broken His law.
What is God’s gift?
Jesus Christ, the God-man, came and lived a perfect life. He succeeded in living a sin-free life. Jesus took the death penalty, by dying on the cross and the separation from God, that we deserved. For those who accept that they are unable to make it to heaven apart from Jesus, He gives them His life. He takes their life and proclaims that He has paid their sin-debt in full. That person is able to stand before God as if they had never sinned. The great news is that Jesus did not stay dead. He rose from the dead three days after He died on the cross. For those who accept Christ’s gift, our body will die, but our soul will be with Christ. One day He will raise our body from the dead and transform it into an everlasting body and reunite our soul.
How do I receive this gift?
First, you must repent of your sins.
Second, you must believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to be made right with God. Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven. It is through the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ that you can live.
Third, you must confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
What is next?
As a symbol of your obedience, you should seek baptism. Baptism is a symbol of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. You should seek out a church of believers that can help you learn how to live for Christ. We would love to assist you in that journey!