”For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
God loves you and wants you to have the best! The Bible says that God is love, and that He has a good plan for your life. The only way to Him is through Jesus Christ. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Jesus (John 14:6). Everything began with God, the Almighty and everlasting Father creating all that is seen around us. He created man in His own image and gave mankind stewardship and rule over His creation. He revealed His goodness by putting man into a paradise (the Garden of Eden).
But man in spite of all this turned his back on God and went his own way. The Bible calls this Sin. Sin is going our own way from God´s purpose. Sin means to be disobedient against the law of God, which man did when he turned away from God. God did not give up man, He had a plan from the beginning for him. This is what the Bible is all about, how God went about restoring a relationship again with mankind. In short, God´s plan was to send His only begotten Son to earth as a human being. His name was Jesus. He lived completely as a human being here on earth, He demonstrated how fantastic the divine life of God was and also revealed the will of God for all mankind.
“God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him” (Acts 10:38).
Jesus taught, healed and delivered people thereby revealing God´s will and concern. The purpose of Jesus coming to the earth was much greater than this, it was to die on the cross. When John the Baptist saw Jesus coming, he said: “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). Above all, Jesus came for this purpose: to take away our sins so that we could again experience fellowship with God.
The Bible says, our sins have separated us from God (Is. 59:2). Sin is mankind´s greatest and most fundamental problem. It must therefore be removed, and we cannot do this by ourselves. Another must do this. That is why Jesus came Himself and being perfectly sinless He was offered on the cross in order to restore mankind´s relationship to God. The Bible says that mankind has been redeemed from every curse that was associated with sin, because Jesus took every curse with Him to the cross and died with them there (Gal 3:13). By His death everything was destroyed, all that could condemn us, and every guilt and sin was nailed to the cross. Thereby has God forgiven us every sin and removed every possibility and claim by Satan (Col 2:13-15).
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Cor 5:21).
By this God is today offering you forgiveness of sins and a new life. Thankfully through the sacrificial offer of Jesus it is easy for anyone to be saved. The Bible says that we need to believe with the heart and confess with the mouth what Jesus has done to experience salvation
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes to righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to salvation” (Rom 10:9-10).
You can pray something like this: “God, I thank you that I could come to you. I confess that I am living as a sinner, but now I repent and come to you. Thank you for sending Jesus to die and rescue me. I believe in the resurrection of Jesus from the dead and that He lives today. Come into my heart and be my Lord, Jesus. Thank you for forgiving me my sins and giving me a new heart. Thank you for making me your child today. Amen”.
The Bible says “but as many as received Him, to them gave He the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name“ (John 1:12). If you with an honest heart prayed the above prayer, your sins have been forgiven you today. You are now a child of God, you belong to Him. God has so much that is good towards you, as you continue your walk with Him. Do not think of the past, you have a new future before you.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Cor 5:17).
In order to keep the life given to you of God, you need to be baptized in water and join a Christian fellowship to receive teaching. You are warmly welcome to our services every Sunday at 4 pm (Rolfsgatan 5).
We congratulate and welcome you into God´s family! You are loved and God has a plan for your life. Do contact us, we will send you some literature and teaching on how to continue going forward. We pray for you and we wish you God´s richest blessings!
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