to my Christian web page. I hope you find something of interest on all my pages, but most especially on this one. My primary goal with this page is to share the love of Jesus Christ and also provide a link to information on important doctrines that every believer should be aware of. I am not a preacher. All believers in Christ are called to be witnesses of their faith. My genealogy web pages are visited by hundred's of wonderful people like you every month, so, it is my duty and privilege to be able to give testimony to as many of those visitors as possible.
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The Cross of Christ by Pastor Paul M. Sadler
Berean Bible Society
Perhaps you are reading these lines but do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We want you to know that life begins at Calvary! To illustrate consider for a moment the vertical beam of the Cross. It represents the way through which the broken relationship between God and the sinner can be restored. The way is the Lord Jesus Christ. The Savior Himself said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me" (John 14:6).
In your heart of hearts you know that you are not right with God. Sin has separated you from the Holy One of Heaven and has made a mess of your life! It's left you living in fear of death and the judgment to come. I know, I've been there! Salvation is not found in what you can do to make yourself acceptable to God, but what He has already done for you at Calvary.
The only way to restore your broken relationship with God is to believe that Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose again the third day (I Cor. 15:3,4). As the song says, "When He was on the Cross, you were on His mind." The moment you place your faith in Christ's finished work, you will be forgiven of all your sins: past, present, and future. Keep in mind, too, that the day Christ died all of your sins were yet future.
Nothing in this life is free, someone paid for it! This is also true of God's provision of salvation; Christ paid for it with His precious blood. Today, God is offering salvation as a free gift to all who place their trust in His Son. When you believe the gospel, the burden of your sins will be lifted. You will for the first time in your life experience "peace with God" through our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 5:1). Once this relationship is established, it is permanent because you are sealed by the Holy Spirit until the redemption of the purchased possession (Eph. 1:13,14).
We might liken the horizontal beam of the Cross to our relationship with those around us. Our lives touch the lives of others. God has believers in every walk of life so that those who are still outside of Christ might have the opportunity to hear the good news. This horizontal beam also represents the importance of reaching out to our brothers and sisters in Christ who have yet to see the revelation of the Mystery (Rom. 16:25; Eph. 3:8,9), which raises an important question: when was the last time you shared Paul's gospel with a Christian friend?
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So dear reader, trust in Him, the one true right God, Jesus Christ our Saviour that you too may know eternal life in Heaven. Salvation can be yours today and no one can take it from you. No one. Not me, not the government, not your family or friends. And always remember to do the right thing, because good does prevail. God can fix all manner of problems in our lives if we just give Him a chance. He loves you right now.
My sincerest wish is that my humble stab at writing about His love for us helps others to understand the Grace Message and be saved for all eternity from ".. the wrath to come". Today is the day, this is the hour to first believe.
In closing, I would like to add: May God truly bless you with an open heart. I pray that you find salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ soon. For those of you who already believe, "May we meet with the Lord in the air ..." I Thess. 4:17 (speaking of The Rapture of the Saints). God bless y'all! And thanks for taking time to read this.
Pamela D. Hudson :o) USA
Other Christian or Bible related links we've found useful:
* Biblos.Com ~ Look up scripture in different languages.
* How to Be a Christian Without Being Religious by Fritz Ridenour. I have this book and it's now on-line!
When I first believed, Fritz's book helped me understand what it means 'to be a Christian'.
* Kingdom of the Cults by Walter Martin, M.A., Ph.D. Learn about the Cults: Christian Science, Jehovah's Witness, Mormonism, New Age, Scientology, etc.
* Science And The Bible ~ Study how science and the bible go hand-in-hand. Evolution does exist. Just because we evolved from whatever, it doesn't make God or Jesus and the salvation message any less real.
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anyone would come after me, he
must deny himself and take up his
cross daily and follow me. For
whoever wants to save his life
will lose it, but whoever loses
his life for me will save it.�