To choose Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior, we must believe that he is the only begotten Son of the Father. When he came to earth he was born of a virgin, being entirely God and entirely man. He lived among us, being tempted in all points as we are, yet untainted by sin. In this way, he became an acceptable sacrifice for the sins of man. God sent him because he loved the world, and he still does. This means that he loves you, and he sent his Son to lay down his life so that he could restore and fulfill yours!
God has an unquenchable love for the whole world. For this love, Jesus died an excruciating, reprehensible, and utterly denigrating death.
He did this for you!
With a face marred beyond recognition, Jesus cried out to the Father, “My God! My God! Why have you forsaken me?” He suffered the ultimate feelings of rejection because when he became sin for us, he was forsaken by his Father in heaven. In the end, the internal complications resulting from crucifixion ruptured the heart of Jesus. When the soldiers pierced his side, blood and water poured out. Jesus died of a heart broken for us. He died that we might live, not only eternally, but also abundantly. He died to give us the very life of God. He is the acceptable sacrifice—the only sacrifice that God will accept for our sins.
To be saved, we must not only believe that Jesus died, but that he was resurrected on the third day. The victory wasn’t in the death, but in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, when he arose having all power in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28: 18). He later ascended to heaven and sat down at the right hand of the Father where he remains to this day, continually making intercession for us. This is the God we serve! This is the God of love! This is the gospel of Jesus Christ! The Bible says that if we confess the Lord Jesus Christ with our mouth, and believe in our heart that God has raised him from the dead, we will be saved (Romans 10: 9). If you believe this testimony of Jesus Christ in your heart, then you can confess this prayer with your mouth and you will be saved:
Jesus, I come before you and acknowledge that I am a sinner. I repent. I call upon your name and I ask you to cleanse me with your blood. Forgive me of my sins. I invite you into my heart, Jesus Christ. I believe that you were born of a virgin, died, and were resurrected on the third day that I might have eternal life. I open my life to you and I ask you to come in and be my Lord and Savior. Thank you for saving me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
If you just said that prayer, you now have eternal life in Christ Jesus. When you die, you will immediately be escorted to heaven to spend eternity with God (2 Corinthians 5: 8). In Jesus you will find a leader who will never fail you. We recommend you join a local body of Christ, to learn the Biblical ways, including love, joy peace, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfullness, gentleness and self-control, and about a personal relationship with Our Triune God (God The Father, God The Son Jesus Christ, God the Holy Spirit known as The Holy Trinity – One God, in three persons), and about Their promises and expectations in such a life giving relationship.