God’s greatest gift to man is eternal life ¾ also known as salvation, being saved, or being born again. You receive this gift the instant you believe that Jesus Christ is God’s Son, and accept Him into your life.

“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)

None of us are perfect. We’re all sinners by nature, and our sins separate us from God. (Isaiah 59:2) The only way we can be reconciled with God is if our sins are atoned for; and only Jesus, who was Himself perfect, could do that. Jesus left Heaven to come to earth and live as we do, to experience the things we experience, to feel joy and pain as we do, and to show us the ultimate proof of Gods love by dying in our place, that we might live. He gave His own life “a ransom for many.” (Matthew 23:28) He died so everyone could obtain forgiveness and be reconciled with God. Jesus died so all could have eternal life, but He would have done it for you alone! God loves you so much that He gave His only Son to die in your place. And Jesus loves you so much that He did that, willingly.

That’s the truth, plain and simple. God meant for salvation to be simple–so simple, in fact, that even a child could understand and receive it. All you have to do is admit that youve made mistakes and need Gods forgiveness, accept in childlike faith His explanation that He sent Jesus to pay for your mistakes, ask for forgiveness, and receive His gift of salvation.

If someone gave you a cheque for a million dollars, would you scrutinize the cheque to make sure it was genuine before you accepted it? Of course not! You would take it and find out later! By the same token, you can accept salvation by simply saying yes to Gods offer. Then, through further study of what God has to say about it in His Word and the marvelous changes it brings to your life, you will find out for yourself just how real and valuable this gift is.

Would you like to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus Christ really is the Son of God and the way to salvation? Just try Him! If you haven’t yet received Jesus as your Saviour, you can do it right now by praying a simple prayer like the following:

Dear Jesus, thank You for dying for me so that all my mistakes and wrongs can be forgiven. I now open the door of my heart and I ask You, Jesus, to please come into my life and give me Your free gift of eternal life. Amen.

If you prayed to receive Jesus, you can be assured that He heard and answered. “As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” (John 1:12) You have the gift of salvation.“Whoever believes in the Son [of God] has eternal life.” (John 3:36) Congratulations! You’ve taken your first step into a wonderful new life of love that will never end–ever!

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