What makes Christianity different from other religions?
Everyone has sinned against God.
(Romans 3:23) for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Sin causes us to be separated from God.
The Bible refers to this as spiritual death.
(Romans 6:23) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
How to get right with God?
Man has tried various ways to get themselves right with God. They have tried to do good things, punish themselves, etc. But the Bible tells us that God Himself took the first step to make us right with Him.
(Romans 5:8) But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Jesus took the penalty of sin on our behalf when He died on the cross. When we believe in what Jesus has done for us, we will receive eternal life in heaven.
(John 3:16) “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
We are not saved by doing good works.
(Ephesians 2:8-9) For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast.
Pray this prayer to receive God’s gift of eternal life.
Jesus, I am sorry that I have sinned against you. I thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I trust in you alone to give me eternal life in heaven and not on my own good works. Please come into my life and make me the kind of person you want me to be.