We are full of sin. Every part of every person is corrupted by sin. As a result, there’s no good thing that we can do to earn God’s love.
We deserve God’s wrath. Because we’ve broken God’s good law, we must be punished. Because the God we have sinned against is infinite, we deserve an infinite punishment — torment in hell forever.
We have nothing good to offer. We cannot do enough good to make up for our sin — we’re too broken and sinful. The Bible even says that “all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment” (Isaiah 64:6).
Jesus invites us to come. Even though we have nothing to offer, Jesus saves us by his mercy. When Jesus died on the cross, he took our punishment for us. When Jesus rose from the dead, he gave his good deeds to our account.
Being a Christian is not about knowing the right truths — it’s about being known by God.
Being a Christian is not about fixing ourselves or turning over a new leaf — it’s about being forgiven by Jesus. We come to Jesus with empty-hands. We don’t have anything to contribute, and he saves us by grace.
Get baptized. Jesus gave water baptism as a special sign to mark our conversion and the salvation that he purchased for us. This happens in a local church.
Make disciples. Jesus calls all of his disciples to be “fishers of men;” to share our story with others, to tell our friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors about how they can be saved from sin. You can start making disciples today.
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If you’re interested in Jesus, but not sure if you can trust him as your Savior, we would love to help you continue to think through this important decision.
Pillar Church is part of The Praetorian Project. The Praetorian Project is a family of Gospel centered churches near military installations worldwide. To learn more about our effort, visit praetorianproject.org