The Bible says that the punishment for sin is death, and the fact is that we’ve all sinned. Our sin separates us from God and ultimately sends us to hell when we die.
There is nothing that we can do to make ourselves right with God. Not being a good person or doing good deeds. Not going to church. Nothing.
BUT God loves us all so much that He didn’t want us to be separated from Him and go to hell. He sent His son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sin, to take our place and be punished for our sin. This is the Easter story.
After He died, His body was placed in a tomb, and on the third day after He had paid for your sins and suffered for you, God raised Him from the dead.
Romans 10:9 says “…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.” One benefit of being saved is that you get to go to heaven when you die!
If you believe these things are true and you’ve never accepted Jesus Christ into your life, say this simple prayer aloud and mean it from your heart:
God in Heaven, I know I’m a sinner and I need Your help. I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is Your Son, that He died on the cross for my sins and God raised Him from the dead. Jesus, right now I open my heart and invite You to come in. Make Yourself real to me. Take control of my life. Keep me from evil and make me the person You want me to be. Be my Lord and Savior. Amen.
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