Tuesday, March 1, 2011

do what it says BIBLE LEARNING - Salvation and ATCs

Hello, I am so glad that you are visiting my blog today.  

Today I started making ATC (artistic trading cards). These cards today have a special message for you.

Have you heard of John 3:16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”
It is not just a Bible verse to recite every time others tell you to recite it but it is a verse that is giving you instructions.  It is a verse that is telling you to do something.  Have you done what it says?  BELIEVE
If you choose not to believe in Jesus and His message of eternal salvation through His death on the cross, then you will die in your sins and go straight to hell when you die – no if, and or buts about it! The life that we are living here is serious business! The choices that we make in this life will determine our ultimate fate in the afterlife.  Choose Jesus and the blood that He has personally shed for you on the cross – and you will become saved and born again – you will then enter into the most incredible place imaginable when you die – heaven itself!

Here are some principles that you need to know before you do what it says:
1.   Know that Jesus Christ is the ONLY Way to God the Father and Heaven
·         John 10:9 “I am the gate.  Those who come in through me will be saved.”
·         John 11:25 “I am the resurrection and the life.  Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.”
·         John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one come to the Father except through me.”

2.   God desires for you to be saved
·         Romans 10:12 “Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect.  They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him.
·         1 Timothy 2:3-4 “This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.”
·         2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think.  No, he is being patient for your sake.  He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.”

3.   The gift of salvation will make you righteous before God the Father
·         Talk about an incredible pardon. Once you become saved and born again by accepting Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, the Bible says that we are now made perfectly righteous before the eyes of God. This means that we are now free to approach the throne of God for intimate prayer and communication, and when we die, we will all go straight to heaven.  Even though we will continue to commit sin from time to time, God will always forgive us as long as we properly confess each sin when it does happen. Until you then, your prayers are not heard by God because you do not live in righteousness. (John 9:31 “We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners, but he is ready to hear those who worship him and do his will.”)
·         2 Corinthians 5:21 “For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.”
·         Romans 5:8 “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”

4.    Now that you BELIEVE – how do you become saved and receive the gift of Eternal Salvation
·         A – Accept that you are a sinner – be willing to confess your sins before God, doesn’t have to be in a church, this can happen to anyone at anytime and at any place.
·         B – Believe that Jesus is God’s Son – Accept the fact that Jesus Christ came to our earth in the flesh to die on the cross for your sins, He rose from the dead on the third day, and is coming back for you.
·         C – Confess your sins and ask Jesus into your heart – Be willing to formally accept Him as your personal Lord and Savior.


Acts 3:19 “Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.”


1 John 1:9 “But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”


Romans 10:9If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Notice the last verse says to confess with your mouth.  This means just saying a good basic salvation prayer out direct to God the Father from your heart:

Dear Father,
I now believe that Jesus Christ is Your only begotten Son, that He came to our earth in the flesh and died on the cross to take away all of my sins and the sins of this world. I believe that Jesus Christ then rose from the dead on the third day to give all of us eternal life.
Lord Jesus,
I now confess to You all of the wrong and sinful things I have ever done in my life. I ask that You please forgive Me and wash away all of my sins by the blood that You have personally shed for me on the cross. I am now ready to accept You as my personal Lord and Savior. I now ask that You come into my life and live with Me for all of eternity.
Father, Jesus – I now believe that I am truly saved and born again.
Thank you Father.
Thank you Jesus.

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