For those of you who have not made a decision for Jesus in your life, take a few minutes to read this.
The proven Bible prophecies that we have outlined on this site should be enough to convince anybody of the validity of the Bible. We listed these prophecies with just one thought in mind, to bring everybody who reads this site, to an everlasting life with Jesus. There is no better way that we know of to prove the Bible is the True Word of God than Bible prophecy. We also want you to understand what it cost Jesus to go to the cross in your place.
The "Passion" movie graphically displayed what Jesus went through for you to wipe your slate clean of sin. He really did endure all the torture and degradation the movie depicts, and even more so, as the Bible depicts. He did not need to endure this, He could have stopped the ordeal at any time. But He did not. This is His gift to you. The gift of bearing your sins to enable you to have everlasting life with Him in Heaven. Remember, you already have everlasting life, whether you accept Jesus or not. The question is, where you spend your eternal life, in Heaven, or in Hell? I donít know just what there is in Hell that you would want.
The Shroud of Turin shows what a man endures, and what Christ went through, on that terrible day. The Shroud has the imprint of a man that obviously went through the same torture and death as Jesus, and it just might be the actual burial cloth of Jesus. But whether it is or not, it shows just what kind of ordeal Jesus went through.
Now think for a minute of all the facts we have here. Think of all the proven Bible prophecies, think of what the one perfect sinless man on earth went through to remove your sins, think of the hundreds of people who witnessed His resurrection, think of the thousands of people, including the apostles, who were also crucified, or fed to the lions, decapitated, or burned at stakes - rather than denounce Jesus. Remember, these people could have easily denounced Jesus - and continued living - but they did not, they would rather die. Why?
Think of all the artifacts that have been dug up to prove the Bible. The Cyrus Cylinder, The Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, the Assyrian King records, the Babylonian Records, Hezekiah's tunnel, the stone of Pontius Pilate, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Letters of Laschish, the City of David inscription, King Uzziah's tombstone, etc. Think of the ways that science has recently undermined the Theory of Evolution (read our comment on 03/28/04, The Death of Evolution). We could go on with facts to prove the Bible, but thatís what this site is for. And remember, nothing has ever been dug up that disproves the Bible.
You know in your heart as you are reading this, the Bible is the true Word of God. You know it! The Holy Spirit is tugging at your heart right now. Youíre saying to yourself, "Should I give in to this? Should I give up the lifestyle I have now and be Born Again? Do I have the guts to try something new? Will my family and friends laugh at me?"
Now try to picture what Hell is like, a burning lake of fire. Try to picture spending eternity in this fire. How tough are you? Do you think you are tough enough to live there forever? Believe me, there are no tough guys in Hell.
Being a Christian does not mean you are going to give up everything and live a drab, sorrowful life. No, it means you will live the best possible life, that you will be the best you can be. You will enjoy life more, and no matter how rough things get, you will have peace of mind.
One day you are going to face Jesus, this is a fact, and He is not going to ask you how many times you went to church, how much money you gave, or whether you are Catholic or Protestant. He is going to ask whether your name is written in the Lambís Book of Life.
There is one sure way to get your name written in the Lambís Book of Life, and thatís to become a Born Again, to become a Saved human being. You do that by asking Jesus to come into your heart. Itís all very simple, Jesus said "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me." (Revelation 3:20 NIV translation).
God wants to enter your life and make you something new. Jesus is knocking at your door right now, and itís time you opened it. Itís easy to do, just say a prayer, asking Him to come into your life, with earnestness.
When I asked Jesus to come into my life, I said something like, "Dear Lord Jesus, please come into my life, be my Savior, help me to be everything you want me to be. Make my life something new and fresh. I know that You died on the cross for my sins, and I know that You are alive today and sitting at the right hand of God the Father. Take me in as part of Your family. I need You Jesus."
There, itís done, you did it, you just made the most important decision of your life, you are now one of Godís family. You now have God Himself as your father, you now have Jesus Christ as your big brother, and you now have the Holy Spirit as your best buddy, plus all the angels in Heaven as an army when you need them. You will probably get an assignment from the Holy Spirit in the near future, a job for Christ that you will really enjoy doing. Until then, pray and read the Bible, especially the New Testament.
If, for some reason you did not pray that prayer, then Iím hoping the Holy Spirit will not let you rest and will not let you sleep. I pray for this, not out of meanness, but out of kindness. Iím hoping you will stay awake and keep thinking of what it cost Jesus, to go to the cross in your place, until you say that prayer.
God Bless You
By George Konig
April 18, 2004
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