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Becoming a Christian is Easy
John 3:16 ESV
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
You Gain Eternal Salvation and a New Start
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Song: I Am A New Creation -Sara Sadler
YOU CANNOT EARN YOUR WAY TO HEAVEN
Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
You are not off the hook though
We Christians may not need to do good to earn GOD’s Grace or entry into heaven but, since we are grateful we do good to demonstrate The LOVE of GOD and in eternity we can receive rewards for doing so.
James 2:14-17 ESV
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
Receive rewards of many crowns.
2 Timothy 4:8 ESV
Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.
Parting thought, read: Acts 8:26-39
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