In these readings you
will learn about God who gives us life. Who is He? What has
He done? Does He care about us? What does He want from us?
Why is it so wrong to worship and serve any person, object
or thing other than God?
1. John 17:3 - "And this is eternal life, that they
may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You
a. To receive eternal life, do you
need to know God?
2. John 4:23,24 - "But the hour is coming, and now is,
when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit
and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in
spirit and truth.”
a. God is?
b. Is God seeking people to
3. Acts 17:24-31 - “God, who made the world and
everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth,
does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He
worshipped with men's hands, as though He needed anything,
since He gives to all life, breath and all things. And He
has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all
the face of the earth, and has determined their appointed
times and the boundaries of their habitation, so that they
should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for
Him and find Him, though He is nor far from each one of us;
for in Him, we live and move and have our being, as also
some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also His
offspring.' Therefore, since we are the offspring of God,
we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold
or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man's
devising. Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked,
but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He
has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in
righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given
assurance of this to all by raising Him from the
a. Who created the world and all
that is in it?
b. Who needs whom?
God needs us
c. What shows that God cares for
He gives us life and
He wants us to seek Him
He is always near to each one of
All of these answers
d. He who thinks that God is like
gold, silver, stone or any other work of art is:
e. Do you think that God really
will judge and condemn those who do not repent even knowing
that He loves and cares for us all?
4. Romans 1:18-25 - “For the wrath of God is revealed
from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of
men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because
what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has
shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His
invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by
the things that are made, even His eternal power and
Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although
they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were
thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their
foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they
became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible
God into an image made like corruptible man and birds and
four-footed beasts and creeping things. Therefore, God also
gave them up to uncleanness, in the lust of their hearts,
to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged
the truth of God for the lie, and worshipped and served the
creature rather more than the Creator, who is blessed
a. Even a person who never reads
the Bible should know that the Creator is powerful,
intelligent and divine?
b. Does the person who denies the
existence of God, the Creator, have any excuse?
c. Should the fact that God is our
Creator cause us to worship and praise Him?
d. Does God let people follow
their own sinful desires even though they are displeasing
e. Whoever worships and serves
things that were created instead of the Creator is:
f. Write some created things that
people serve nowadays:
5. Matthew 19:26 – “But Jesus looked at them
and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but
with God all things are possible."
a. Is there anything that God
b. Can we trust in God to supply
all our needs?
6. John 3:16 - “For God so loved the world that He
gave His only begotten Son, t hat whoever believes in Him
should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Romans 5:6-8 For when we were still without strength, in
due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a
righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man
someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His
own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.”
a. Does God love you, even though
you are a sinner?
is the greatest proof of God's love for you?
He created the Earth
God gave his life as the sacrifice for
God gave only man
c. What does God want for you?
In summary, you saw that the God who created you also loves
you and wants you to seek, worship and glorify Him. This
Wonderful God is powerful and “able to do infinitely
more that anything we can ask or think” (Ephesians
3:20). He gave us His Son, Jesus, as a great demonstration
of His love. Now you need to learn some important things
about this Jesus.
In these readings you will learn about Jesus the Christ,
the Prince of Life (Acts 3:15). Who is He? What is His
importance for us? Why is He worthy of our praise and
1. John 1:1-4,14 - “In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in
the beginning with God. All things were made through Him,
and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was
life, and the life was the light of men. ... And the Word
became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory,
the glory as of the only begotten of the father, full of
grace and truth.”
a. Is Jesus God?
b. Where can we find life?
We can not find life.
In His Word, the Bible
c. Is Jesus the God who became a
man and lived here on earth for a time?
2. Matthew 1:20-23 - “But while he thought about
these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him
in a dream, saying, 'Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid
to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived
in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a
Son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for He will save
His people from their sins.’ Now all this was done
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord
through the prophet, saying: 'Behold, a virgin shall be
with a child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name
Immanuel,' which is translated, 'God with us'.”
a. Was Jesus conceived
b. Jesus came to save us from
Tyranny and slavery
c. Jesus Christ is?
God himself who lived here on earth
with us in human form
Only a good person
3. Matthew 16:13-16 “When Jesus came into the region
of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying,
"Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So
they said, "Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah,
and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." He said
to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon
Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son
of the living God."
a. Who is Jesus?
A man who went about doing
God, our creator who came to Earth in the flesh
4. John 10:11,14,15,27 - “I am the good shepherd. The
good shepherd gives His life for the sheep .. I am the good
shepherd; and I know My sheep, and I am known by My own. As
the Father knows me, even so I know the father; and I lay
down My life for the sheep ... My sheep hear my voice, and
I know them, and they follow Me.”
a. Who is the good shepherd?
Anyone who does good
One does not exist today
b. Did the good shepherd come to
earth to care for us and protect us, even at the cost of
c. For Christ to be your good
shepherd, do you have to listen to and follow him?
5. John 14:6 - “Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, the
truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except
a. Is there any other way to be
saved except Jesus ?
b. What is the only way you can
get to God and receive eternal life?
Following some pastor
Following some priest
Following some guru or religious
Following Jesus Christ
6. 1 Timothy 2:5 - “For there is one God and one
Mediator between God and men, the Man Jesus
a. Is there any other mediator
between God and man except Jesus?
b. Today, can you approach God by
Mary, the mother of
Some saint or good person who has
Only through Jesus Christ? He gives us life and
7. Hebrews 10:10-14 “By that will we have been
sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ
once for all. And every priest stands ministering daily and
offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never
take away sins. But this Man, after He had offered one
sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of
God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His
footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever
those who are being sanctified.”
a. Who offered the only and
perfect sacrifice for our sins?
Peter, the first Apostle
Jesus. the Christ
b. Is the sacrifice of Jesus
repeated again and again?
c. What sacrifice can you offer to
God that will pay for your sins?
Prayers or rosaries
Contributions and tithes
Acts of charity
Nothing you can do will pay the price of your sins
In summary, in these verses you saw that Jesus is the
Christ, the Son of the Living God, the Way, the Truth and
the Life, the only way for us to get to God The Father, the
Savior, the perfect and only sacrifice capable of paying
for our sins. And he is much more! Try to discover other
truths about Jesus in your Bible reading. But you should
already understand why the Bible says that “there is
no other name under heaven, given to men, by whom we may be
saved” (Acts 4:12). You need Jesus to save you from
Stop and reflect about this wonderful person! Recognize his
greatness and how much you need Him for everything,
especially for salvation. Seek the salvation and eternal
life that is only found in Jesus Christ.
In this part you
will learn what it means that Jesus is Lord. Why does He have
authority over us! Why is it so important to follow His example
and obey His commands?
1. Acts 2:36 "Therefore
let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this
Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."
a. After his resurrection, Jesus was
made to be.
Leader of the Jews
King and Conqueror
Lord and Christ
2. Philippians 2:9-11 - “Therefore God also has highly exalted
Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at
the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and
of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every
tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory
of God the Father.”
a. Is there any person more exalted than
b. Who is going to confess that Jesus
is Lord one day ?
Only Jews and Christians
3. Matthew 28:18 - “Then Jesus came and spoke to them, saying,
'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.’”
a. What authority did God gave Jesus?
Most of His authority
All authority over the Earth
b. Does Jesus have the right to order us to do whatever he wishes?
c. Who has more authority over you?
A church council of religious leaders
The government of the country
A preacher, pastor or priest
4. John 12:48 - “He who rejects Me, and does not receive
My words, has that which judges him the word that I have spoken
will judge him in the last day.”
a. Jesus said that we will be judged
on the last day by the words of
b. On the day of judgment, will the basis
of judgment be what you think is right or wrong?
c. On God's judgment day, will you be
judged by the words and beliefs of your parents?
5. Luke 6:46 - “But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord', and
do not do the things which I say?”
a. The person who calls Jesus Lord is
Offer contributions of money and other things to Him
Go to church of their choice.
Obey Him live according to His Word
b. If you are not obeying Jesus, do you
have the right to call him Lord?
6. Matthew 7:21-23 - “Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord,
Lord', shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the
will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to me in that day,
'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons
in your name and done many wonders in your name?' And then I will
declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice
a. Will all those who call Jesus Lord
and believe in him be saved?
b. Is it necessary to obey Jesus to be
c. Do you want to obey Jesus in everything?
7. 1 John 2:6 - “He who says he abides in Him ought himself
also to walk just as He walked.”
a. Who is the example that we should
imitate in life?
Pastor, preacher, rabbi or priest
Movie star, politician or sports hero
Jesus, the Christ
b. Should we try to live as Jesus lived,
that is, having the same values, virtues and attitudes?
c. It is easy to say, “I am a Christian”,
but the person who really abides in Jesus must strive to attain Jesus':
Values, Virtues and Attitude
Love for others
Obedient relationship with God The Father
All the above
8. Luke 14:27,33 - “‘And whoever does not bear his
cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple' ... 'So likewise,
whoever of you who does not forsake all that he has cannot be
a. To be a true disciple of Jesus, must
you put him and his will above everything in your life?
b. Would you decide to become a Christian
even if your family were against this decision?
In summary, we see that Jesus is the Lord of all, and that, in
practice, this truth means that he is the one who controls the
life of the true Christian. You cannot think about being a Christian
without bowing before Jesus, and surrendering the control of your
life into his hands. Nobody can become a Christian without deciding
to obey Him. The Christian's goal is to be like him and obedient
to him in everything. But remember the high price Jesus paid to
be your Lord. He gave his life for you and now requires that you
live for him. Reflect on these truths. Ask yourself if you are
ready to call Jesus Lord, knowing the commitment that this confession
implies in your life.
In these readings you
will learn about sin. How does it bring God's
punishment upon us? Why were the suffering and death of
Jesus on the cross necessary so that we could be saved
from God's punishment? How did Jesus resolve the great
problem of sin on Calvary's cross?
1. 1 John 3:4; 5:17 - “Whoever commits sin also
commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness ... All
unrighteousness is sin,”
a. Is whoever breaks or
disobeys God's law a sinner?
b. If you do something that is
not just or right, according to God’s Word, do
you become a sinner?
c. Have you, personally, ever
2. James 4:17 - “Therefore, to him who knows to
do good and does not do it, to him it is
a. Is the sinner just that
person who kills, steals, gets drunk, lies, commits
adultery or commits other “terrible
b. Is it also sin to fail to
do the good things we know to do?
c. Have you always done the
good things you have known you should do?
3. Galatians 3:10 - “For as many as are of the
works of the law are under the curse; for it is
written, 'Cursed is everyone who does not continue in
all things which are written in the book of law, to do
a. The person who does not
always do everything that God demands is a sinner
In need of
All the above
b. Have you always done
everything that God demands?
4. Romans 3:23 - “... for all have sinned and
fall short of the glory of God.”
a. Are you a sinner?
b. Make a list of some of your
sins : (Write them on top of the symbol of the
c. Thinking about these, your
sins, answer very personally:
these sins make God sad?
these sins make you sad?
you know that God will punish sinners?
Would you like to be forgiven of these sins and become
as innocent as a little baby?
you want to live with Jesus forever?
5. Romans 6:23 - “For the wages of sin is death,
but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our
a. What does a sinner deserve
as his salary?
A sharp rebuke
b. Is God just when He
punishes the sinner?
c. Do you, as a sinner,
deserve the punishment of God?
In summary, you should now know that you, like the rest
of us, are a sinner who deserves God’s
condemnation and death. But “God so loved the
world that He gave his only begotten son” in
order to be able to give us life. Jesus, because he
loves you, was crucified on the cross of Calvary to pay
the price for all your sins. Now you need to reflect on
this because each one of us has to decide how we will
react to these truths. If you decide that you want to
be forgiven of your sins, you will want to know how to
receive forgiveness and pass from death to
In these readings you will learn what
God wants of you as a Christian and a member of His
spiritual body, the church. What is the church? How should
the church be? What should the church do? What is your
responsibility as a member of the church?
1. Ephesians 1:22-23 - “And He put all things under
His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the
church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills
all in all.”
a. Who has all authority over the
Local church leader
Diocese, conference, synod or
Only Jesus the Christ
b. Who is the head of the
The Roman Catholic Pope
Some Protestant Pastor, Bishop or
Only Jesus Christ
c. Is the church called the body
2. Ephesians 4:4 - “There is one body and one Spirit,
just as you were called in one hope of your
a. According to the Bible, how
many bodies does Jesus have?
b. The church (the body of Christ)
should submit to?
The traditions and human's
Jesus, who is head of the church
3. John 17:21 - “... that they all may be one, as
You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be
one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent
a. Jesus wants all his followers
Divided into various religious
4. 1 Corinthians 1:10-13 - “... you all speak the
same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but
that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and
in the same judgment. For it has been declared to me
concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe's household,
that there are contentions among you. Now I say this, that
each of you says, 'I am of Paul,' or 'I am of Apollos,' or
'I am of Cephas,' or 'I am of Christ.' Is Christ divided?
Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the
name of Paul?”
a. Does God condemn divisions in
b. Some people say: “How
wonderful it is that there are so many denominations and
churches because everybody can choose a church that suits
them.” Is this?
5. Ephesians 4:16 - “... from whom the whole body,
joined and knit together by what every joint supplies,
according to the effective working by which every part does
its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of
itself in love.”
a. Should every Christian
participate actively in the life and work of the
6. Hebrews 10:24-25 “And let us consider one another
in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the
assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some,
but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see
the Day approaching.”
a. Does God want all Christians to
regularly participate in the gatherings / assemblies of the church?
7. Acts 2:42 - “And they continued steadfastly in the
apostles doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread,
and in prayers.”
a. The Christian life consists of
The apostles' teachings
Observance of the Lord's Supper
All these items
8. Acts 17:11 - “These were more fair-minded than
those in Thessalonica, in that they receive the word with
all readiness, and searched the Scriptures to find out
whether these things were so.”
a. Should you, as a Christian,
study your Bible to make sure that what you hear is true or
9. Colossians 3:16 - “Let the word of Christ dwell in
you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one
another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing
with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
a. Does the Lord want Christians
to edify and encourage one another by singing hymns and
10. Romans 12:1-2 - “I beseech you therefore,
brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your
bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which
is your reasonable service. And not to be conformed to this
world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and
perfect will of God.”
a. Should your whole life be
dedicated to the Lord?
b. Make a list of some areas in
your life that you can dedicate to God:
In summary, the Christian life is a life of participation
and involvement in the church, in evangelism and in good
works. To be a Christian means a serious commitment that
you must think about beforehand. But remember, there is no
salvation in any other way.
In these readings you
will learn what you must do in order to receive
forgiveness of your sins and eternal life. Knowing that
Jesus already paid the price for your sins, what must
you do to receive the benefit of Christ's sacrifice on
1. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He
gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in
Him should not perish but have everlasting
a. To receive eternal life do
you have to believe in Jesus?
2. John 8:24 - “Therefore I said to you that you
will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I
am He, you will die in your sins.”
a. Is it possible to be saved
if you do not believe in Jesus?
3. Romans 10:14 “How then shall they call on Him
in whom they have not believed? And how shall they
believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how
shall they hear without a preacher?”
a. In order to believe, do you
have to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ?
4. Luke 13:3 - “I tell you, no; but unless you
repent you will all likewise perish.”
a. Will you receive eternal
life if you refuse to repent of your sins?
5. 2 Corinthians 7:10 - “For godly sorrow
produces repentance to salvation, not to be regretted;
but the sorrow of the world produces death.”
a. To repent means:
Decide to not continue in sin but
to be obedient to God
Only feel remorse for the sins
you have committed
b. Do you want to quit
6. Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized
will be saved; but he who does not believe will be
a. Which of these statements
is the truth Jesus taught?
He who believes will be
saved and afterwards ought to be baptized
He who is baptized will be
saved and afterwards ought to believe
He who believes and is
baptized will be saved
7. Acts 2:38 - “Then Peter said to them, 'Repent,
and let every one of you be baptized in the name of
Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall
receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
a. What is the purpose of this
For remission (forgiveness) of
To announce to the world that you
To become a member of a church
8. Acts 22:16 - “And now why are you waiting?
Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling
on the name of the Lord.”
a. When was Saul saved?
When he believed in Jesus on
the road to Damascus
While he prayed and fasted in
When he was baptized, being
washed of his sins
b. What did Saul call on the
Lord to do?
Wash away his sins
Tell the world he had been
9. Colossians 2:12 - “...buried with Him in
baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through
faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the
a. Is baptism an expression of
faith in the power of God?
b. Is it right to baptize a
person who does not believe in Christ?
10. Romans 6:3-6 - “Or do you not know that as
many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were
baptized into His death? Therefore, we were buried with
Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was
raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even
so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we
have been united together in the likeness of His death,
certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His
a. Does the new life in Christ
begin before or after their burial and resurrection of
11. How was your baptism?
a. Did you believe in Jesus
when you were baptized?
b. Was your baptism a burial
(immersion) in water?
c. Was your baptism for the
forgiveness of your sins?
d. Did you repent of your sins
before you were baptized?
e. Was your baptism biblical
and thus valid?
In summary, for you to leave behind
the world of sin and become a Christian, you must hear
and understand the good news of Jesus Christ. Believe
that Jesus is the Son of God who lived a sinless life,
died on the cross in your place and then rose from the
dead on the third day. You must repent of your sins,
deciding sincerely that you are going to live in
submission to the Lord Jesus. You must confess Him as
Lord and be baptized (immersed) in water, in the name
of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Doing
this, you begin the Christian life, free of the fear of
God's punishment and secure in the hope of eternal life
in Christ. Stop now and reflect on your need to become
a Christian. If you have already been converted to
Christ, ask yourself if your conversion was according
to the Bible or not. But before making such an
important decision, you should know about the
commitment that the true Christian assumes.
In these readings you will
learn how to remain in possession of eternal life that God
gave you when you became a Christian. Remember that many
may say “I am a Christian” or “I am
saved” but the life of a true Christian will reveal
itself in deeds.
1. 1 John 1:5-7 - “This is the message which we have
heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in
Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have
fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do
not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, we
have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus
Christ His Son, cleanses us from all sin.”
a. If you, as a Christian, begin
to live in the darkness, will you lose your fellowship with
b. If a Christian quits walking in
the light, will the blood of Jesus still cleans him of his
2. 1 John 2:9 - “He who says he is in the light, and
hates his brother, is in darkness until now.”
a. If you, as a Christian, do not
live loving your brethren in Christ, will you continue to
3. 1 John 2:3-6 - “Now by this we know that we know
Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, 'I know
Him,' and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and
the truth is not in Him. But whoever keeps His word, truly
the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that
we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself
also to walk just as He walked.”
a. If a Christian stops obeying
Jesus, will he still be saved?
4. 1 John 4:1,6 “Beloved, do not believe every
spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God;
because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
We (the apostles) are of God. He who knows God hears us. By
this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of
a. Do all those who teach
something in the name of some religion always teach the
b. To be a true Christian, do you
have to accept the teaching of his apostles?
In summary, the Christian life is a life dedicated to the
goal of every day becoming more like Jesus. This life
begins when you believe in Jesus, repent of your sins and
are baptized in the name of Christ for the forgiveness of
your sins. This life is maintained as long as you continue
to walk in the light (loving the brothers, obeying Jesus
and believing the doctrine of Christ). This is the life
worthy of the Lord. Reflect a while on the value and beauty
of the truly Christian life. Don 't be deceived by the life
of some so-called “Christians” who profess it
but do not live it. Jesus calls us to live the higher life,
the life that is worthy of him.
Review what you learned and make a
personal application for your life, answering these
questions. Online answers have not been prepared to
these most important and very personal. Why not print this
page and answer it after careful and prayerful
1. Do you understand that you are a sinner in the eyes of
God and deserving of eternal punishment?
2. Do you understand that Jesus paid the price for your
sins when he gave his life on the cross?
3. Do you truly love God and Jesus with all your heart?
4. Do you, freely and truly, want to renounce everything
and dedicate your life to Jesus right now?
5. Are you ready to confess publicly that Jesus is the
Christ, the Son of God, and your only Lord?
6. Do you want to be united with Christ in baptism to be
forgiven of all your sins?
7. Do you desire to be just a Christian, a member of
Christ's body, his church?
8. Do you understand and are you ready to accept the
commitments of the Christian life?
9. If you answered “YES” to all these
questions, then prayerfully read Acts 22:16 - “'And
now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash
away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord'” and
2 Thessalonians 1:6-9 “... since it is a righteous
thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble
you, and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the
Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels,
in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not obey
the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be
punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of
the Lord and from the glory of His power ... .”
These passages should motivate you to think seriously about
your decision to obey the gospel of Jesus Christ. Meditate
about this before making any decision but notice the
urgency of being saved. Remember that no one knows the day
nor the hour when the Lord will return. The decision is
yours. Do you really want to become a true Christian, freed
from the guilt of sin? Do you want to escape death and
enter into eternal life?
Matt 11:28-30 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
1 Corinthians 2:9-11 "But as it is written: 'Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.' But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God."
Matthew 28:18-20 "And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.' Amen."
Mark 1:14-15 Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."
Matthew 6:33-34 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."
Romans 6:16-19 "Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh.
"For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness."
Acts 4:10-12 "Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. This is the 'stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.' Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."
There is No Guarantee of a Tomorrow
The tragedy is that nobody has to lose Heaven and gain Hell. The choice is ours. We are free to determine our own eternal destiny. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people and Hell is a place prepared for an unprepared people.
2 Corinthians 6:2 "Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation."
John 15:10 "If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love."
Those "In Christ" living for the AFTER-LIFE must be aware of temptations constantly set before them by the Devi. There are examples in both the Old Testament and New Testament of God's children disobeying God and going back into the ways of the world.
Those not "In Christ" who desire to be His Child need to seriously consider what the Bible has told others to do.
Study diligently and read what Christ taught for they are the Words of life.
All men are sinful having disobeyed God's righteous ways and commands
All have sinned and not living according to God's commands
One's sin will result in their eternal death
One must be forgiven to have eternal life with God
Christ is the only way for one to be forgiven of all their sins
Jesus Was and Is God
He came to earth in human flesh as Jesus of Nazareth
He lived among men
He willingly gave His sinless physical life as the perfect sacrifice for my sins, being crucified
He was buried
God raised Him from the grave on the third day
He appeared to hundreds following His resurrection
He ascended back to heaven to be with the Father
Change from sin and disobedience to trust and obedience
Acknowledge publicly your belief that Jesus is the Son of God.
Call upon God to forgive you of your sins
Put to death your old, sinful, worldly life
Bury your sinful life you put to death in the grave of baptism by
water immersion into the death, burial and resurrection of
Christ, allowing God to raise you from the grave as a new Creation, cleansed of sin.
The Holy Spirit as a deposit guaranteeing what is to come
As a new Christian God added you as His adopted child to
the other children into the Church Christ established.
Continue to live steadfastly and obediently to Christ and the apostles teachings "I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:1-3)
1. God desires all mankind not to perish but to come unto Him.
2. Man is a slave to the one he chooses to follows - either God, the Father, or Satan, the father of evil.
3. Salvation is found only in Christ
4. All that God requires of man for him to inherit eternal life is for him to believe that God exist.
5. When is the best time for one to seek salvation
After achieving one's goals and settles down
When he is no longer tempted to sin.
Take action - the "right time" is now. Today is the day of salvation. (2 Corinthians 6:2)
Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith.
Do you not know yourselves, that
Jesus Christ is in you? 2 Corinthians 13:5
This is a self
examination therefore answers cannot be provided. However, space
has been provided for answers if the form is printed.
1 Do you
Jesus Christ is the Son of God?
YES __ NO ___
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
… Christ, the Son of the living God. [Matthew 16:16b]
Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him
the good news about Jesus. Now as they went down the road, they
came to some water. And the eunuch said, "See, here is water.
What hinders me from being baptized?" Then Philip said, "If
you believe with all your heart, you may." [Acts 8:35-37]
b. You are a sinner?
S __ NO __
“… All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and
the truth is not in us” 1 John 1:8-9]
Jesus came to die for the sins of mankind? YES __ NO __
… The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve,
and to give His life a ransom for many. [Matthew 20:28]
Jesus died for you? YES __ NO __
we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the
suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the
grace of God, might taste death for everyone. [Hebrews 2:9]
2. Have you?
Repented of your sins? YES __ NO __
I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.
Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands
all men everywhere to repent. [Acts 17:30]
Confessed your faith in Christ? YES __ NO __
Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess
before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before
men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven. [Matthew
Been baptized for the remission of sins? YES __ NO __
Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you
be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins;
and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise
is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as
many as the Lord our God will call." [Acts 2:38-39]
3. Do you?
a. Study the Bible with any consistency? YES __ NO __
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does
not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. [2 Timothy
b. Pray with any consistency?
YES __ NO __
always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this
is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. [1 Thessalonians 5:16-18]
Believe the Bible is the authoritative Word of God? YES
__ NO __
· All Scripture
is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that
the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good
work. [2 Timothy 3:16-17]
Believe the Bible will judge us when Jesus comes? YES __
· And if anyone
hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did
not come to judge the world but to save the world. He who rejects
Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him —
the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. For
I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me
gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak. [John
Take care of those in need when the opportunity and need are
present? YES ___ NO ___
"When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels
with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations
will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from
another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He
will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed
of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation
of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty
and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was
naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in
prison and you came to Me.' [Matthew 25:31-36]
f. Show any interest in those who are lost? YES __ NO __
am the true vine, and My Father is the vine dresser. Every branch
in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that
bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already
clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. [John 15:1-3]
Give as you should? YES __ NO __
On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside,
storing up as he may prosper. [1 Corinthians 16:2]
h. Love the church as Jesus does? YES
__ NO __
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church
and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her
with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her
to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any
such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. [Ephesians
4. If you should
die right this moment, do you feel you would die? LOST
___ SAVED ___
If your response is
LOST or if there is doubt about your situation then:
· Wash yourselves, make yourselves
clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease
to do evil [Isaiah 1:16]
· Draw near to God and He will draw
near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts,
you double-minded. [James 4:8]
· Repent therefore and be converted,
that your sins may be blotted out, [Acts 3:19]
· Repent, and let every one of you
be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins;
and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. [Acts 2:38]
Now is the time for
And now why are you
waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling
on the name of the Lord. [Acts 22:16]. Therefore seek out someone
who will baptize you just as the Bible states – by being buried.
Go into the water, go by the authority of Jesus, be completely covered,
washed, by water into the name of God the Father, God the Son and
God the Holy Spirit; being raised from the grave of water cleansed
of all sins, pure and Holy having been adopted by God as a new spiritual
being receiving the Holy Spirit as a gift or deposit who will intercede
to God for you as you continue to walk with Jesus.