Are You Born Again??? ~ by Pastor Leroy Freeman
Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden caused all kinds of Trouble for the entire human race (Romans 5:12). His sin caused a sin nature to be placed within us.
Because of this inherited sin nature, mankind has fallen prey to all sorts of sinful lusts: the lust of the Flesh, the lust of the Eyes, and the Pride of Life (I John 2:16). These lusts within (fear, pain, anger, lying, cheating, stealing, violence, hatred, jealousy, etc.) is what causes us to sin against God and violate the rights of others (Romans 3:23).
The holiness of God demands that All Sin must be punished. The wages or payment for sin is death (Romans 6:23). Because ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God, the death sentence hung over all of our heads (Ezekiel 18:4).
God knew that without His help No flesh would be saved. Therefore, by His grace and mercy, God provided a way to punish sin and set sinners free at the same time. This would be done through His Substitute - His only begotten Son - the Lord Jesus Christ (John 3:16).
The death of Jesus Christ on the Cross ~ paid sin’s wages. After three days and three nights, the physical body of Jesus was raised from the dead. The resurrection of Jesus proved that God accepted Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins. Jesus (then) ascended into Heaven and now sits at God’s right hand.
All that Adam lost in the beginning can now be restored because of Jesus Christ. We can be redeemed (brought back) into fellowship with God (I John 1:3).
Whosoever believes in Jesus as Savior and accepts His sacrifice as payment for their sins will be Saved or Born-again (Romans 10:9,10).
Where do you stand? Are you Born-Again? If you don’t know, you probably aren’t.
My friend, there will be no way of escape if you say "NO" to God's plan of salvation. If you're unsaved, the Lord wants to forgive you, TODAY. Tomorrow is not promised to you.
Say "YES" to Jesus! God has great things in store for believers.
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath Prepared for them that Love Him (I Cor. 2:9).
You don’t want to miss Going to Heaven!!!
To be sure of ETERNAL LIFE, follow God’s instructions:
“If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be Saved.” Romans 10:9