Why do I need
to be saved?
God leaves no doubt about our condition. We set our standards of right and wrong by society's values. God's
standard for us is His own holiness. How do we measure up? "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).
Its only fair that God demands holiness; thats how he first created mankind. We have rebelled against Him as a race and as
Our pathway away from God has brought its consequences. "The wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23a). The Bible
compares sin to a cruel slave master. There is no mercy in suffering, no freedom from bondage, no lasting joy, no hope for
the future. But most scary is the final consequence of sin. The Bible warns that without Gods salvation, death is the doorway
to eternal punishment (Hebrews 9:27).
It is from this that we need to be saved. From our own sin. From its bondage. From its consequences. "How shall
we escape if we neglect so great salvation?" (Hebrews 2:3).
How does God say I can be saved?
God is holy and God is love. His holiness demands that our sin be punished
infinitely. His love provides a way for us to be saved from this punishment. How is this possible? Another was willing to
suffer what we deserve. Our substitute had to be a sinless man, able to suffer the infinite anger of God against our sin.
The only one able to take our place was God's only Son (Jesus Christ).
The greatest display of God's love unfolded as His Son left heaven to become a man. Born of a virgin 2000 years
ago, Jesus Christ lived with His creation. Unable to sin Himself, yet He showed compassion to sinners all around Him. However,
men hated Him because His holiness revealed their sinfulness. He willingly allowed them to nail Him to a cross of wood outside
Jerusalem. They suspended Him so they could sit and watch Him die. The climax of God's plan of salvation had arrived as God
covered the earth with darkness. The Bible tells us that for three hours He laid on His Son the infinite punishment we deserve
for our sin. The darkness was broken when Jesus Christ called out with a loud voice "It is finished". He had accomplished
the mighty work, God's great plan of salvation.
After three days in death, Christ Jesus rose from the dead. This is evidence to all that saw him afterwards and
to all who read God's word that Christ suffering completely satisfied His father. He was victorious over death itself the
ultimate consequence of our sin.
God's plan of salvation brings us into the good of Christ suffering, death, and victory. "For when we were yet
without strength, in due time, Christ died for the ungodly" (Romans 5:6). "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).
Pray the following from your heart:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need your forgiveness.
I believe that you died for my sins.
I want to turn from my sins. I now invite you to come into my heart and life.
I want to trust and follow you as Lord and Savior. In Jesus name Amen.
Confirming the decision to receive Christ
You are saved
You are a Child of God
You have everlasting life
If you prayed to have Jesus Christ be Lord of your life and the forgiver of your sins we would love to hear from
you. Click here if you accepted Jesus as your saviour today!! or Please send us a letter informing us that you said the salvation pray. We want to celebrate in our hearts for you!
Pastor Roscoe and Revita De Chalus
Lord of Hope Ministries International
The following song was provided thanks to Robert Allgeyer of Santa Cruz, California who is the original author
of this midi file.
Celebrate your decision to follow Jesus Christ with the song Handels Messiah - instrumental