|Knowing Jesus as Savior
Jesus gave up all that He had so that you could know Him personally and experience the abundant life which He offers to all those who trust in Him. By following these simple steps, you can know Jesus today:
- ACKNOWLEGE GOD'S HOLINESS
God possesses absolute moral perfection. He is completely separated from all that is evil and impure. The Bible says, "[God's] eyes are too pure to look on evil; [He] cannot tolerate wrong" (Habakkuk 1:13).
- ADMIT YOU ARE A SINNER
- Every one of us falls short of God's perfect standard. We all choose to do things that are wrong. The Bible says, "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).
- UNDERSTAND THE CONSEQUENCES OF SIN
- Our sin separates us from God and dooms us to an eternity apart from Him. The Bibles says, "The wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23).
- RECOGNIZE YOUR HELPLESS CONDITION
- There is nothing we can do to remove the sin that separates us from God. The Bible says, "The sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so" (Romans 8:7).
- LEARN WHAT JESUS DID FOR YOU
- God saw our hopeless condition, and sent His Son Jesus to rescue us from sin. When He died on the cross, Jesus bore the punishment we deserved and made it possible for our sins to be forgiven. The Bible says, "God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).
- TRUST IN JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR
- Jesus rose from the grave, showing that His sacrifice was accepted by God as the full payment for our sins. Through the work of Jesus, God offers you a place in His family and an eternal home in heaven with Him. The Bible says, "The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23). To accept this free gift, you must simply trust in Jesus alone to take away your sin and give you eternal life. The Bible says, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved" (Acts 16:31).