The following Scriptures explain how you can have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  All you have to do is believe in (trust in) Jesus.  God will then—instantly—send the Holy Spirit to live in you, and the Holy Spirit will help you to make the changes necessary to get your life out of the ditch and in line with God’s will for you.  Most importantly, this decision will give you eternal life. 

     “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

     “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life” (John 6:47 NKJV).

      “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9 NLT). 

     “I have had one message for Jews and Greeks alike—the necessity of repenting from sin and turning to God, and of having faith (believing) in our Lord Jesus” (Acts 20:21 NLT).

     Believing in Jesus Christ, trusting in Him, is all you have to do.  Once you do this, you will want to turn from sin, turn to God, and be baptized.  “Each one of you must turn from sin, turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins” (Acts 2:38 TLB).

     “Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16 NLT).  Note the second sentence in this verse says if you refuse to believe you will be condemned.  It doesn’t say if you refuse to believe, and are not baptized, you will be condemned.  Being baptized is important, because Scripture commands it, but all you have to do to be saved is believe in Jesus Christ, place your trust in Him.  Not being baptized, I believe, will not send you to Hell.  However, when you make a heart decision for Christ, you will want to do everything else Scripture tells you to do—including being baptized.

     Prayer is simply talking to God like you would talk to a friend.  Please stop now to talk to God, and tell Him with all your heart that you want to try Him—you want to commit your life to Him.  You will never, ever regret it. 

Psalm 34:18

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