Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 10:41 PM
Subject: Commentary Comment/Question
I JUST READ YOUR ARTICLE AND I WANT TO BE IN THE PATH OF CHRIST I’M A SINNER BUT I WANT TO EXCEPT GOD AS MY SAVIOR WHAT SHOULD I DO ? PLEASE WRITE BACK AND YOUR MESSAGE OPEN MY EYES
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Jack Heckathorne’s Reply….
From: “Jack Heckathorne” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: commentary comment
To accept Christ as your savior simply say a prayer to God the father and tell him that you believe in Jesus Christ and want him as your savior. The Bible says that if we believe in our heart the Lord Jesus and confess with our mouth that God has raised him from the dead you will be saved. We must try to avoid sin but if we do happen to sin after we are saved then we should confess our sins to God. (1 John 1:9) and he will forgive us. This means to name each sin to him not simply to ask for forgiveness. This will allow your life to be controlled by God the Holy Spirit and He will lead you to live the right kind of life.
To be saved it is not what we do that counts it’s what we believe. Acts 16:31 says “Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.”
Salvation is a decision that you make. You choose weather or not you want to be saved because we all have a free will to choose for or against God. You said that you are a sinner. We all are but when we believe in Christ our sins are forgiven so that God can accept us into heaven.
Jack Heckathorne GJCN