I Must Tell You This
I know something wonderful that I must tell you! It is so vital that it may change your entire future as it did mine. In fact, the decision you make about it will affect you both in life and death.
Let me emphasize that this message is absolutely true, because God said it. When God makes a promise, you can rest upon it, because His promises can never fail. God will not make you believe this message. That is your choice, but He will hold you responsible for having heard it. It is a very personal message, something you alone must decide. You must say either "I will" or "I will not."
Here is the message. It is an exact quotation from God's Word, The Holy Bible:
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
Did you ever hear such wonderful words? Thin, for a moment, about what they say. They reveal three marvelous facts:
First, "God so loved the world!"
Since you are in the world, He loved you. If that doesn't astonish you, remember that when God loved you, He loved a sinner! (Romans 3:23) If you are honest, you'll agree.
Although God loves you, He still hates your sin. Since God is Holy, He must punish sin. He had to make a holy way of saving sinners. Otherwise, the sinner must pay for his sins, and that would mean spending eternity in hell. (Revelation 20:15)
The second great fact is "He gave his only begotten Son!"
God loved you so much that He sent His Son to earth to become a man and die on the cross of Calvary so that you could be saved.
You see, someone must pay the penalty of sin - either you, or a sinless substitute. God gave His Son, Jesus Christ, to be your sinless substitute. He shed His blood so that you sins can be put away, so that you can have eternal life.
And now, the third tremendous fact is "Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life!"
Think of it! God gives eternal life to those who believe in Jesus Christ. The Savior has finished the work. He has died. He has risen from the grave, and He has gone back to heaven. Now, your part is to believe in Him.
This simply means that you must agree that you are a sinner, realize that Christ has paid the "full" penalty for your sins, and then receive Him as your Lord and Savior.
This is the message which I had to tell you. Now, you must make a decision. Will you accept Him or reject Him? Think of it once again: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
Your time on earth is short, but your decision for Christ lasts for eternity. Will you receive Jesus Christ as your Savior and be confident of everlasting life?