How to Accept Jesus
Some comments about accepting Jesus (followed by the Bible verses used):
Jesus Christ is the second person of the Holy Trinity. He is the Son of God. Some people believe that Jesus was
JUST a great moral teacher. That is not logical. Jesus was indeed a great moral teacher. However, if that’s ALL He
was, He would not have claimed to be the Son of God, too, as that would have made Him a liar (1 John 5:10-11). If He
was a liar He would not be worthy of being considered a great moral teacher (John 10:36-38)!
While Jesus walked the earth, He performed many healings and other miracles, many of which were not recorded
(John 21:25). He told many parables and taught us many wonderful things, including how to have a more abundant
life through Him (John 10:10).
Most importantly, Jesus is our Savior (the one who saves us from our sins). Everyone has sinned (Rom 3:23). This
makes us unworthy to go to heaven unless someone takes the punishment for our sins. The punishment for sin is
death (Rom 6:23). We cannot earn our way to heaven (Eph 2:8-9, Gal 2:21). Jesus was worthy to take the punishment
for our sins because he lived a perfect, sinless life (2 Cor 5:21). Although Jesus knew He would suffer a very painful
death, He loved us so much that he willingly gave His life for us (John 10:11, 18). Salvation through Jesus is a free
gift, but it does us no good if we leave that gift on a shelf unopened--we must accept that free gift in order to
benefit from it! If we believe in and accept Jesus as our Savior and Lord, we accept His salvation and become a
Christian (John 3:16-18, John 11:25). This is the only way for us to be cleansed from our sins, forgiven and made
worthy to go to heaven, because "salvation is found in no one else" (Acts 4:12, John 14:6).
Jesus was resurrected (brought back to life) on Easter Sunday (Acts 1:3, Mat 28:5-7). He then walked the earth for
another 40 days and was seen by over 500 people. (1 Cor 15:6). The Bible tells us repeatedly that someday Jesus will
Would you like to accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord (Rom 10:9-10)? You can do so by saying the prayer above.
If you do accept Jesus, write down the date you do it so that you will always remember your "spiritual
birthday"--the special day you became a Christian!
Referenced Bible verses:
1 John 5:10-11 . . . Anyone who does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because he has not believed the
testimony God has given about his Son. And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in
John 10:36-38 ". . . Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, 'I am God's Son'? Do not believe me
unless I do what my Father does. But if I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may
know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father."
John 21:25 Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the
whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.
John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to
Rom 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Eph 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of
God--not by works, so that no one can boast.
Gal 2:21 "I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for
2 Cor 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of
John 10:11, 18 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. . . . No one takes it
from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. . . . "
John 3:16-18 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not
perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world
through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already
because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son."
John 11:25 (KJV) Jesus said unto her, "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he
were dead, yet shall he live."
Acts 4:12 "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we
must be saved."
John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through
Acts 1:3 After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive.
He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.
Mat 28:5-7 The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was
crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and
tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now
I have told you.""
1 Cor 15:6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are
still living, though some have fallen asleep.
Rom 10:9-10 That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him
from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your
mouth that you confess and are saved.
Prayer to Accept Jesus
Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. I believe that you died on
the cross for my sins and that God raised you from the dead. I am sorry
for my sins--please forgive me. I accept you as my Savior and Lord. I ask
you now to come into my heart and to help me lead a life pleasing to you.
Thank you. Amen.
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