(Washington, D.C., April 22, 2011) -- "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek." (Romans 1:16)
Nearly 2,000 years ago, a Jew from Bethlehem Ephratah named Jesus came to fulfill all the Messianic prophecies, die on the cross as a guilt offering to pay the penalty for our sins, and rise from the dead. Do you know Him yet? Have you received Him yet as your Savior and Lord? On my blog, I have posted several links, including one to a simple explanation of the gospel plan of salvation and an explanation of how to receive Christ as your Savior. The Scriptures teach us, "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name." (John 1:12)
I received Jesus as my Savior when I was eight years old. I've posted a link to a concise version of my spiritual journey (written about six years ago) on my blog, if you're interested, and I hope you are.
As millions of followers of Jesus Christ this weekend remember His death on the cross outside of Jerusalem and His resurrection from the dead, this is the perfect time for you to read His words (like the Gospel According to John), consider His claims, and make a decision for or against Him. The Bible teaches us that Jesus Christ is coming back soon. We don't know the day or the hour. But the signs are all around us. I pray that you will be ready to meet Him face to face when your hour comes to slip into eternity, or when Christ returns for His faithful followers.
Jesus said in Matthew 10:32-33, "Therefore, everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven." May the Lord bless you and draw you into His family and His kingdom this very day.