Dear Unbeliever

I’d like to take some time to speak to any person who has not accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Maybe you went to church when you were little, but drifted away over the years for one reason or another? Maybe you are of another religion? Maybe you are a person who currently doesn’t believe in the existence of God?

Regardless of how you classify yourself, one thing is for sure, all of us can admit that this life brings all of us ups and downs, regardless of our gender, race, social status, or religious beliefs. People are faced with health issues, family issues, racial tensions, workplace politics, uncertainty about the direction of our world government wars, and rumors of wars.

As human beings, why do we find ourselves in these predicaments And what is the solution??

The best place to start is the fact that each of us is comprised of three parts(1 Thessalonians 5:23):

• BODY: Our five senses
• SOUL: Our personality, Emotions, Memories, and intellect
• SPIRIT: This is where God or Satan speak to us from

Romans 3:23, states that you, me, all of us were born as sinners, which is why we find ourselves doing things such as; lying, stealing, being jealous of other people committing adultery, losing our temper, etc…, even when we try to do what is right. We inherited our sinful nature from Adam, when he chose to disobey God by eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil(Genesis 3, Romans 5:12;14)

Exodus 20 lays out God’s standards for a perfect society, and each and everyone of us has broken at least one of these commandments, which is the reason why we see so many issues in our world. In the same manner that our justice system demands punishment for those who break the law, because He is holy and righteous, God’s justice demands consequences for anyone who breaks His laws. Satan was the first rebel, and Hell was originally intended for him and his demons only(Isaiah 14:12-15), however anyone who chooses to willfully remain a sinner will share this same fate.(Matthew 25:41, Revelation 20:12-15)

If each of us do a personal self-assessment of what truly motivates us to commit sinful actions, we will discover that one or more of the following is driving our sinful behavior:

• the inability to accept ourselves as God created us. The talents, personality, and physical attributes we’ve been given may not be what we desire, but they are exactly what we need to follow God’s will for our life. Dwelling on what we lack or what we’d change distracts us from serving Him.
• A reluctance to deal with our past. We may have painful memories or recall mistakes that brought us heartache. Only when we admit their impact and confront any resulting emotional or psychological issues can we move on in peace
• A refusal to deal with behaviors or attitudes that are outside the Lord’s will. Holding on to an ungodly spirit or a bad habit will often lead to the useless practice of repeatedly trying to justify ourselves to our heavenly Father and those around us. (This one is especially bad, because pride will cause many people to reject the existence of God, as a result of not wishing to be accountable to a Higher Power for their actions. Many Atheists find themselves here.)

Attempting to solve our internal problems with human solutions will fail every time.

Like the Prodigal Son’s father, God is always watching and waiting for us to come to Him with a sincere and repentant heart, and welcomes us home with open arms(Luke 15:11-24).

It is only when we reach out to God, and trust in Him to give us the strength and guidance to make the necessary changes, that we are able to start down the road to overcoming our internal battles.

The many accounts of the men and women of the Old Testament demonstrates that even with God’s standards clearly spelled out in the Ten Commandments, our inherited sin nature will cause a person to falter. Because we could never measure up to God’s standards by our own efforts, Jesus came; led a perfect life, took on our sins
by dying on the cross, and rose again on the third day to secure eternal life in Heaven, to anyone who chooses to accept salvation.(Romans 5, Colossians 1:19-23)

Many people may feel that because of the bad things they’ve done, they are undeserving of God’s love and forgiveness. The fact is that, all of us have broken God’s law, and none of us are perfect. God’s plan of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, gives every person and equal opportunity to enter into fellowship with God; And secure an eternal home in Heaven.

The biggest problem comes in when we are unwilling to admit that what we are doing is wrong. II Peter 3:9 says that God is patient with us, and doesn’t want anyone to die and go to Hell, however none of us know for sure when our time on this earth will end, and if we choose to remain separate(reject Him) from Him in this life, then He will honor our decision and we will be separate from Him in eternity.

I will acknowledge that throughout history, there have been and still are sinister individuals who have taken scriptures out of context in order to manipulate, control, and oppress others.(Jim Jones, Colonial slave masters, cult leaders, and sadly even some church leaders) II Timothy 2:1 advises Christians to study the Bible for ourselves to ensure that what other people tell us truly lines up with what the Bible says. God does not want us to follow corrupt leadership, and has promised to deal with their deception(Matthew 7:15-23)

I’ve learned that there are many things in the Bible that are very self-explanatory, and then there are many things that require some thorough studying, praying, and talking over with people that we know will give us sound advice. The first step towards gaining an understanding of God’s Word, is deciding to give God a chance by talking to Him and accepting Jesus into your heart.

God has placed each of us on this earth to fulfill a good life purpose. He has given each of us the free will to either reject or accept Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. Christianity isn’t about keeping religious man made laws or fulfilling rituals, it is instead about realizing that our Creator loves us, and that we will only truly be happy and content when we are communicating with the Lord by bringing our cares, concerns, hopes, and dreams to Him, and trusting His guidance and wisdom.

You can accept Jesus Christ as your Savior by Praying the Prayer below:

PRAYER OF SALVATION:
Lord, I acknowledge that I have sinned against You. I now ask You to forgive me of my actions. I believe that Jesus Christ died for my sins, and rose again on the third day, so that I could have eternal life. I now invite Jesus to come into my heart, and guide my life from this day forward. I thank You, Jesus for saving me.

When we accept salvation, God saves us immediately, and makes us fit for entrance into Heaven, however some changes God will empower you to make easily, while making other changes will be a process that may take months or even years to make. Regardless of your situation, I assure you that the Lord loves you more than you could ever comprehend, and He will be with you every step of the way. Pray, study God’s Word and ask Him to give you revelation of what you are reading. I also pray that the Lord will direct you to a true Bible teaching, Jesus loving church, where you can have the support of other believers.

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