How to begin a Personal Relationship with God…
These are things you need to know in beginning a personal relationship with God through His son Jesus Christ…
1st - God loves you and wants a personal relationship with you.
John 3:16 says - “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.”
2nd - You must realize there is a penalty for sin.
We all have sinned... Romans 3:23 says - “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” … and there is a consequence. Isaiah 59:2 says - “...your sins have separated you from God.” The Penalty for sin is death or eternal separation from God. Romans 6:23 says - “For the wages of sin is death.”
3rd - Jesus Christ loves you and paid the penalty for your sins.
Jesus paid the penalty... Romans 5:8 - “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” … and made the way to God! Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to God except through me.”
4th - You must personally Believe and Trust in Jesus as Savior and receive eternal life.
Romans 10:9 says - “That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
If this is your desire, pray to God something like the following prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner and need forgiveness from you. I believe that you died on the cross and rose again from the dead in order that I might receive eternal life. Right now I trust you as my Savior and will follow you as my Lord. Thank you for hearing my prayer and giving me eternal life. Amen
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