The way to God
There are many religions in the world, and all of them do their best to find the way to God. The common element in every religion is that we must do something to be saved and find the way to God. We have to do good works, pray special prayers and follow different rituals. The result is that none of us are good enough, and life becomes something we strive to manage.
The gospel is the good news of what Jesus has done for you. Jesus took everyone's sin, guilt and punishment on himself and opened the way to God.
Religion is man's way to God, but Jesus is God's way to man.
No religion can save or give you eternal life, only Jesus can!
There is one verse in the Bible that sums up the whole Christian message of salvation:
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whosoever believes in in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting life» (John 3:16)
"I am the way, the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except by me»
He is the simple way to God that we find in the Bible:
1. God loves you!
God made man in his image, perfect and harmonious.
The plan was that man should live in a close relationship with God, our good father in heaven.
2. Sin separated man from God.
When the first humans turned in disobediance away from God, sin entered the world and mankind. The consequence of this was that the relationship with God was broken. Sin means «to miss the mark».
3. Jesus is God's answer.
God sent his son, Jesus Christ, and by his death and resurrection , Jesus paid for sin and its negative consequences. From God's side the broken relationship is therefore restored.
4. Receive Him as your saviour and Lord.
The only thing a person needs to do to be saved, is to receive Jesus as their saviour and Lord. Salvation is quite simply a gift!
It is not a question of doing, but receiving what is already done.
The relationship with God, our Father is then restored. The Holy Spirit takes up residence within you, and a new life begins.
I recommend that you pray this simple prayer, and in this way welcome Jesus into your life:
Dear Father in heaven,
Thank you for sending Jesus to forgive all my sin, and give me a new life.
Jesus, I receive you as my saviour and Lord, and welcome you into my life. From now on, I will live my life for you. Thank you that you have saved me now!
Listen to what the Bible says:
"But as many as received Him, to them he gave the right to become children of God, those who believe in His name"
"For if you confess the Lord Jesus with you mouth and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved"
You can now boldly claim:
I have received Jesus Christ as my saviour and Lord, and I want to life for God and serve Him the rest of my life.
You are welcome to contact us
You are welcome to contact us, and we will send you some litterature that can help you at the start of your new life, and we will be happy to contact you if you would like.
A spiritual home
It is also important to find a church/congregation which can be your spiritual home. If you live in one of the districts where we have churches, you are welcome to Grace Church, and if you live other places in the country, we can give you advice about the choice of a church.
Jesus is with you!