Really? All we have to do is ask?
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
And yes, I am one of those weirdo, born-again, Bible-beating Christians (although I never actually beat my Bible--I think that would be disrespectful—but I do read it a lot). And this is why:
I love y’all.
I found a better way.
It gives me peace, joy, and assurance of life everlasting.
I want to share it with you.
And I’m sorry if that offends you. Please don’t beat me up.
So you can believe in God all you want, and that’s a good start, but until you believe that you fail miserably like Adam and Eve, and until you see that you need someone else to call the shots in your life, you won’t be able to fully engage with Him because you won’t know how necessary His Son is. JESUS IS NECESSARY.
JESUS IS NECESSARY because He was perfect and we are not.
JESUS IS NECESSARY because something perfect had to die for sin. Why? Because God said so. He is Holy and cannot tolerate unholiness.
JESUS IS NECESSARY because God didn’t want to be separated from His precious children and He devised a way to bring us back to Him. He did this before the beginning of time because He knew what would happen in the Garden. Our failure did not take Him by surprise.
JESUS IS NECESSARY because without His blood shed for our sin, we would go to Hell for eternity because that is what we really deserve for our disobedience. Jesus died in our place because God allowed it and we couldn’t get there ourselves—even if we tried really hard.
JESUS IS NECESSARY because our efforts will always fail and His will always succeed.
JESUS IS NECESSARY because God said JESUS IS NECESSARY.
So, there you go. That is what they call “the gospel”, and this is what they call “sharing it with you.”
All that’s necessary for you is a prayer of belief and admittance of wrong. If you ask God to forgive you because of Jesus, He will. It’s really that simple. It’s a gift you cannot earn.
And it will change your life if you let it. Because once you ask, believe, and commit yourself to the Creator of the World, His Spirit will come into your soul and transform you from the inside out. (It’s a promise! Check out Romans 12:2)
Just do it. Just let Him. And then we’ll be meetin’ in Heaven!
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.