There seems to be an epidemic of skewed thinking today -- that somehow there is no right and no wrong; no black and white; no absolutes. Each person is left to define his own set of moral parameters. But to what end?
In Proverbs 14:12 we are told, "There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death." Only One knows what is right for us and He is the One Who created us.
We have each been given a measure of faith by God (Romans 12:3). It is by faith that we believe God exists and that His Word (the Holy Scriptures) is true. And it is by faith that we enter into the Abrahamic covenant through Yeshua (Jesus), the Messiah (John 14:6).
Jesus became flesh and willingly gave up His life, not to bring religion to man, but to bridge the expanse between mankind and God, thereby restoring our relationship with Him.
No other religious system in the world incorporates God's grace. It is only by this grace that we can be saved from eternal separation from God (Romans 3:24). Our salvation is not dependent upon anything that we ourselves can do, for if it were possible to atone for sin by any other means, Jesus' sacrifice would be worthless. We are all powerless to atone for sin and nothing can change that (Isaiah 64:6).
Abraham's faith was counted to him as righteousness (Genesis 15:6) and it is likewise by faith that we enter into that covenant of promise. It was through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that God chose to bless all of mankind with Yeshua -- Salvation!
God has placed the burden of our salvation squarely on Himself. Jesus desires that we place our burdens on Him, that we might truly find peace and joy (Matthew 11:28-30). I invite you to enter into God's salvation, love and peace. How? It is quite simple. Say the following prayer to God, meaning it in your heart:
Father, I've come home. Please make me Your child. I turn from my sin. I accept Your forgiveness made possible through Jesus Christ by His death and resurrection. I place my faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone. I receive Him as my Savior and Lord. I want to follow and serve You. Let today be the beginning of my new journey as Your child and a member of Your family. In Jesus' name. Amen
Jesus said in Matthew 10:32, "Therefore, everyone who acknowledges Me before men and confesses Me, I will also acknowledge him before My Father Who is in Heaven and confess that I am abiding in him." If you've just said this prayer for the first time let me know! Then ask God to guide you to a Bible believing church in your area so that you can have fellowship with other believers and learn more about God!