check yourself by the 10 commandments
1. ever told a lie?
2. ever stolen? (regardless of value)
3. ever hate someone? (Jesus said if you hate someone you have committed murder in your heart.
4. ever disobey your parents?
5. ever commit adultery? (Jesus said if you look at someone and lust you have committed adultery in your heart?
this is just half of them. we are all guilty before God. romans 3:23 says all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
if you were to stand before God and he judged you by the 10 commandments would you be guilty? (I know I would)
Jesus died on a cross to pay for our sins. Romans 10:9 says that 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.
say you are on a ship in the middle of the ocean. you fall overboard. you wont depend on your swimming or for the sharks to save you. but I throw you a life preserver. you grab and place your entire trust in that life preserver to save you and nothing else. when you confess the Lord Jesus in Romans 10:9 you are saying He is my life preserver. I am no depending on good works or anything else to get me to heaven. I believe Jesus died for my sins and he rose again. John 14:6 Jesus said I am the way, the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the father but by me.
do you admit you are a sinner? do you believe Jesus died for your sin.
pray something like this: God I am guilty before you. forgive me of all my sins. I believe Jesus died for me and paid for my punishment. I accept Jesus as my savior. amen. if you prayed that prayer will you come by the church and let me know. Or you can shoot me an email.