What would you trade for jesus?
Christians have been asked this question since Jesus was here, what would you trade for your relationship with God?
Christians throughout the history of mankind have answered that question the very same way, with their lives. Nothing can separate us from the love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Nothing! Because He first loved us while we were yet dead in sin, and gave Himself for us in loving kindness. Why do we love Jesus? Because of who He is, and what we are. He loves us so much more, and shows it every day. His love is new every day!
If God is good and just,
what does He do with us?
Faith is forced consent
Not a leap in the dark!
We may have begun our journey fairly convinced Jesus was a "good man," but as we began considering all the evidence, God's Holy Spirit quietly began drawing our mind and heart to Christ, and were compelled in a new direction.
We certainly did not set out predisposed to believe in Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, we found ourselves agreeing with this statement:
Faith is forced consent!
That is to say, when evidence is judged by the mind and heart to be sufficient, the state of mind that we call 'faith' is the inevitable effect, whenever reasons are judged sufficient, faith, trust is induced.
John Murray, Collected Writings II
What is the Gospel?
The Power of God to save us.
That the One True and Holy God, Creator of the Universe would send His Son to become a man, God in flesh, to bear the punishment, the Wrath of God that we deserved for our sin. To be the sole substitutionary payment for all our sin. To pay the payment we could never pay, that we might be forgiven, and that God would remain Holy, Just, and all together Righteous in forgiving us. God raised Christ from the grave to show His acceptance of the substitutionary payment, that our debt was paid in full. Because of the price that was paid on our behalf, God now commands all of us to repent of our sin, turn from our sin, and place our faith, our trust in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord. All who do are forgiven, and Christ's Righteousness is credited to us forever. We become God's precious Children and Joint Heirs with Christ in Heaven forever!
For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
What is the Gospel?
the love of god to save us.
There's a cost for following Christ. Sometimes the cost is everything you have, but it's worth it. The decision is yours. If God is working in your heart, follow the light home. If not, you need to pray earnestly that God will change your heart. You can make a lot of mistakes in life and get by, but this is one you do not want to make. Don't miss Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord! Please don't! The Bible states clearly, unambiguously there is a cost for not asking God to forgive you of your sin, and for not following Christ. That cost is everything you have, with no hope in Hell forever and ever.
What does apologetics (a defense of the faith) have to do with the gospel? Everything, simply everything.
the most important decision in life
We want you to know that asking God to forgive you, to wash you clean of all your sin and save you does not mean a life of heaven on earth. That begins in Heaven. In fact, Jesus warned us that we will have trouble and tribulation, lots of it, because we have an enemy working to destroy our life, our faith in God.
But, we have a friend, the good Shepard a Savior, God Most High, the Creator of Heaven and Earth that loves us and will be with us through it all, so that all things will work together for good. Here's an example...
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Jesus was here for 33 years and said a lot of things, here's one that should concern you... that there's no middle ground. You're either with Him or against Him.
Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me, scatters.
We're praying for you!
Let us know.