When the Bible says that God loves the world, it means He loves people, all people! “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (John3:16)
Believe in Jesus Christ!
There is more than one way to reject God’s offer of love. You can choose not to believe (trust) in Jesus Christ, the son of God, or you can passively ignore Him. The end result is still the same, which is rejecting God’s love and living under the wrath of God! “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life, and he who does not believe the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides in him.” (John 3:36)
This includes you!
It is clear that God says no one is exempt from the sin of rejecting His love. “There is none who seeks for God…For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:11,23)
Not only is what you have done wrong, but what you are is wrong! You commit sins, and you are a sinner. You need forgiveness for what you do (sin), and changed from what you are (a sinner). “For everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin.” (John 8:34)
God did not just say He loves you, He proved His love by sending His only Son to pay your sin debt! “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
Jesus died for you!
If Jesus had sinned only once, His death on the Cross would have been in payment for His own sin, but the Bible says He was sinless. Because He was sinless, He could die as your (sinful man’s) substitute. “He (God) made Him (Jesus) who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become righteousness of God in Him.” (II Corinthians 5:21)
Believe in Christ!
Before a gift can be yours, you must receive it. Before you can receive God’s gift of eternal life, you must change your heart (repent). Up until now you have not believed (trusted) in Jesus Christ for forgiveness and eternal life. Now, in order to receive you must believe (trust) in Christ! “The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
Give it up!
You must confess that Jesus is Lord and has authority over your life, that he died on the Cross to forgive your sins and set you free from sin’s slavery, and that he rose from the dead to give you new (eternal) life! “…if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation…for whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:9,10,13)
Become a Christ-follower today, and open your heart to a life only God can give! To commit your life to Jesus Christ, you can pray a prayer something along these lines:
I am admitting I am messed up (a sinner), and I need forgiveness and a new life in Christ. I believe you sent Jesus to die for my mistakes (sins), so that I could spend eternity with you in Heaven. I turn from my sin, and surrender to your control. Lord Jesus, I trust you as my Savior, and I receive your forgiveness and eternal life. I commit myself to be a Christ-follower forever. Thank you for loving me so much! You are an awesome God!
Tell someone what God has done for you!
Jon and Phyllis Moore