FIRST, you must accept that you are a sinner.
Romans 3:23 - " For all have sinned, and come short of the
glory of God."
Romans 3:10 - "As it is written, There is none righteous, no,
Everyone is born a sinner. No one is perfect. No one has lived
up to God's perfect standard.
SECOND, you must accept that as a sinner you owe a penalty.
Romans 6:23 - "For the wages of sin is death..."
Ezekiel 18:4 -"The soul that sinneth, it shall die."
This death is described in the Bible as the second death, the
lake of fire.
Revelation 20:14 - "Death and hell were cast into the lake of
fire. This is the second death."
If we pay what we owe as sinners, we must spend an eternity in
the lake of fire (Hell).
THIRD, you must accept that Jesus Christ has already paid
your sin debt.
Romans 5:6 -"For when we were yet without strength, in due
time Christ died for the ungodly."
Hebrews 2:9b -"...that he by the grace of God should taste
death for every man."
Christ was not a sinner and the Bible teaches that God took all
of our sin and placed it on Christ. While Christ was bearing all
our sins in His own body, God punished Him in our place to pay
the debt we owe. This is not something God promised to do. It
is something that God has already done.
John 3:16 -"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not
perish, but have everlasting life."
2 Corinthians 5:21 -"He hath made him to be sin for us, who
knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God
It is a FACT; Jesus Christ has already paid your sin debt.
FOURTH, you must accept by faith what Jesus Christ did for
you. Ninety times in the Gospel of John the Bible says,
John 3:36 -"He that believeth on the Son of God hath
everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see
life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."
In this verse, Jesus divides the world into two groups: those
who believe and those who do not believe on Jesus Christ.
Those who believe have everlasting life, and those who believe
not shall not see life.
The word believe means to trust, to depend on, to rely on. To
believe on the Lord Jesus Christ means that you accept the
fact that you are a sinner, that as a sinner, you owe the sin
penalty and that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the debt
you owe. But it means going one step further. It means that
you will completely trust Christ to get you to Heaven - that you
will put the matter of your salvation in His hands and depend
on Him for everlasting life.
The moment you do this, God promises you are not condemned
but have everlasting life and you shall never perish.
John 5:24 -"Verily, verily, I say unto you. He that heareth my
word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life,
and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death
If you will trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour, pray this simple
Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner, and I deserve to pay my
own sin debt, but I do believe that You died for me to pay the
debt that I owe. Today, the best I know how, I trust you as my
Saviour. I will depend on You from this moment for my
salvation. Now help me to live for you and to be a good
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