Man in general wants their life to be hard and complicated. Never ready to accept things that are simple and true. Most would rather believe in “Scientific” reasons and logic than to believe in the biblical “truths” that they claim to be heresy and stuff that makes fantasies and legends. They would rather believe that our existence comes from random evolution of molecules than having a creator who had intelligently created us into existence.
There is a video clip of Muhammad Ali that best defend and argue the logic behind the beliefs of the Atheist. He had provided a great analogy to those who does not believe in God. He had asked the crowd in general how many are there believe in God? And how many does not believe in God? And many did not raise their hand, from either side of argument, for possibly from fear of being ridiculed. But the man was articulate enough to make his impeccable argument. He proceeds to ask them how many of them believe that humans were a product of evolution? He then followed it up and asks how many in there would believe that the cup he is holding has just pop up out of existence? And that it has become a cup because of random progressive phasing of matter and molecules? Or isn’t easier to believe that someone somewhere have manufactured that cup? He then argues that, why is it easier for people to accept the truth that someone have made that cup, but can’t accept the “Truth” and the more probable possibility that there is also someone out there who had intelligently created us, who is by far has more complicated particles than the cup?
The reason behind his argument was because he was asked what would he do after boxing? He first argued about it then stated that he would do his darn best to prepare himself in meeting his maker.
The reality is everyone will die. Whether you believe in God or not does not make any difference of the truth that someday “. . . each of us shall give an account of himself to God.” (Romans14:12, NKJV). And that in order for us to be able to give an account of himself before God and be assured of going to heaven is that we need to be saved. As in what was illustrated beforehand, most people can’t accept that the steps or road to salvation is far much simpler than what they hope it could be. It is so simple that others cannot readily accept the reality of it.
Let us take a leaf out of Muhammad Ali’s book and do our darn best to prepare ourselves in meeting our maker. It starts with the five simple, but powerful steps of salvation, where it explains why we need salvation, how God had freely given us salvation, how we can receive the free gift of salvation, and how do we assure of ourselves of our own salvation.
Admit – The first thing we need to do is realize that “. . . all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23, NKJV); and “as it is written: ‘There is none righteous, no, not one’” (Romans 3:10-18, NKJV). We need to admit that we are sinners and that we have sinned. And because we are sinners and have sinned, we need to repent.
Repent – We need to repent from our sins “for the wages of sin is death. . .” (Romans 6:23a, NKJV). The Bible is clear that the only payment or redemption of sin is death and that we deserve to die because of our sins. But God is good because we don’t have to die for our sins, Jesus already did that for us, all we have to do is accept that truth.
Accept – we have to accept that wonderful gift of God. Yes the wages of sin is death, “but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23b, NKJV). We have sinned and we deserve to die “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8, NKJV). So how do we accept Christ as our Lord and Saviour? We confess.
Confess – as we accept the free gift of salvation we have to confess about it because the Bible tells us “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9, NKJV) it further explains that “For with the heart one believes to righteousness and with the mouth confession is made to salvation.” Romans 10:10; and it was reiterated in Romans 10:13 where it says “For ‘whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’” Salvation is available for everyone, but it is only viable to those who do their part in accepting the truth about Jesus Christ and confessing on that he have believe about it.
Believe – Salvation must be deeply rooted in belief. We should have unwavering belief and faith on what God had promised us. “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1, NKJV) Through our acceptance of Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior we enjoy a peaceful relationship of God. We were reunited because of Christ and was promised that through Him, we will no longer be condemned from our sins, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” (Romans 8:1, NKJV) and that nothing can ever take this promise, this salvation, this assurance of faith away from us “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39, NKJV).
These are the simple, but not easy, steps we can take to prepare ourselves in meeting our creator. With the advent of technology and increase in knowledge, people are finding it harder and harder to accept these truths. Later I will share with you other truths about the bible, about the promise return of Christ, and about how we are nearing the end of times. But the most basic thing we need to have is the free gift of salvation.
So how about it, have you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord and Personal Savior? If not allow me to share with you a pattern of how you go about it, this prayer should be told with all sincerity and honesty in your heart. Now the prayer itself does not save you, but it is a guide where in you can apply the five simple steps to salvation.
You can start with this, “Lord, I come to you with an honest heart. I now recognize and admit that I am a sinner, and that I have sinned against you, that there is nothing that I can do save myself. I also admit that as a sinner I deserve to die, but because of your Grace, mercy, and love, you have sent your Son Jesus Christ, who died in the cross to pay for my sins, and that He rose and live again to save those who are lost. I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, and that through Him, by believing in Him as your Son and free gift of salvation, I can now have eternal life. Please come in to my life, to my heart, and live in me. All this I believe and pray in the name of Jesus, my Lord and Savior. Amen.”