Have you ever wondered whether you can know God personally?
The fact of the matter is, you CAN know God. In fact, He has revealed Himself in many ways and at many times throughout the history of the world, because God is a personal God, and He wants YOU to know Him.
God most clearly revealed Himself to mankind in the Person of Jesus Christ. That is to say, God became a Man in the Person of Jesus, and He proceeded to live a perfect life. That means He never sinned, not even once! And because Jesus never sinned, He did not deserve to die. Yet nevertheless, He chose to die on a Roman cross to provide a substitutionary atonement for the sins of the world. "Subsitutionary atonement" simply means that although you and I deserve to die for our sins and spend eternity separated from God in a place called hell, Jesus died in our place, thereby making it possible for us to know God personally, and also making it possible for us to spend eternity WITH God in a glorious place called heaven.
So how can you and I know God personally? Well, Jesus said it best in John 14:6: "I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." The Bible also says that "if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved" (Romans 10:9).
John 3:16 | "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life."
Romans 6:23 | "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
If you're unsure as to whether or not you have eternal life, or if you'd like to make the most important decision of your life (namely, to follow Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior), you might find one or more of the following resources to be particularly helpful...
"Eternal Life" | Read through this popular gospel tract here. "Eternal Life" helps you answer the question, "Do you know for certain that you have eternal life and that you will go to heaven when you die?"
"The Four Spiritual Laws" | Just as the physical world is governed by physical laws, so is the spiritual world governed by spiritual laws. Here you can read through these "Four Spritual Laws," as developed by Campus Crusade for Christ founder, Bill Bright.
"Five Minutes to Eternal Life" | Here you'll find a thorough, concise gospel presentation that you can read in less than five minutes. By carefully considering these truths, you can literally find out how you can have eternal life in five short minutes.
Evangelism Response Center | Learn about how you can experience new life in Christ by visiting the ERC's website. Or call the ERC anytime, day or night, at 1-800-JESUS2000, and you can talk to a live person about how you might receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. Or contact the ERC via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1-800-JESUS2000 | Call this number anytime, day or night, to talk with a live person about how you might receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior.
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