Where did this "born again" stuff come from
It came from God, manifest in the flesh (I Timothy 3:16)! Jesus said, "Ye
must be born again" (John 3:7).
Why did He come?
Because there is "none
righteous, no, not one," "for all have sinned," and "Christ Jesus
came into the world to save sinners"
(Romans 3:10, 23 and I Timothy 1:15).
Why did He have to die? "He was wounded for our
transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities. . .with his stripes we are
healed," "but God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were
yet sinners, Christ died for us. . .being now justified by his blood, we shall
be saved from wrath through him," and "we have redemption through His
blood, even the forgiveness of sins" (Isaiah 53:5, Romans 5:8, 9 and
Friend, He even rose from the dead for you! "Wherefore
He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing
he ever liveth to make intercession for them," "I give unto them eternal
life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my
hand," "and this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life,
and this life is in his Son" (Hebrews 7:25, John 10:27, 28 and I John 5:11).
What must I do to be saved?
Salvation is by the grace of God alone, which means that it is a
FREE Gift that is neither merited nor secured in whole or in part by any virtue
or work of man or by any religious duty or sacrament. The gift of God's
grace was purchased by Jesus Christ alone,
by His blood and death on Calvary.
The sinner receives God's salvation by turning away from the
world and turning toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Though salvation is by God's grace alone through faith, it
results in a changed life, salvation is not by works but it is unto works.
The faith for salvation comes by hearing God's Word. Men must hear the
Gospel in order to be saved.
The Gospel is defined in
Corinthians 15: 1-4.
The Bible says "except
ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish," "let the wicked forsake his way
and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he
will have mercy upon him," "not by works of righteousness which we have
done, but according to his mercy he saved us," and "to him that worketh
not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for
righteousness" (Luke 13:3,
Titus 3:5 and
Romans 4:5). "For
with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession
is made unto salvation," "for whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD
shall be saved" (Romans 10:10,
Read the Book of
Romans, once you know the Gospel, admit to God you are a sinner, turn
to Him with your heart, and confess to Him that you accept the LORD Jesus Christ
as your Saviour, ask him to forgive you, He will save you. You say, "It can't be that simple!"
Friend, just believe the Bible, put your faith in the LORD Jesus Christ, and
accept Him for Who He is,
your personal Saviour. Oh, and please read the Bible.
It is the instructions book to life.
You can read the Bible by
clicking this link!