BORN AGAIN – THE ULTIMATE OFFER OF SAVING GRACE FROM GOD! DO NOT NEGLECT RECEIVING SUCH A GREAT OFFER OF SALVATION! By Rev. Joe Ragland, J.D., LL.M., LL.D., Esquire God's Ambassador, Friend, & Evangelist
"For the preaching of the cross (upon which Jesus was nailed and died to fully pay the penalty for the sins of those who would of their own free will receive Jesus as Savior, repent, be baptized in water, and confess, Jesus is my Lord) is to them that perish (heading for destruction first in Hell and later being cast into the Lake of Fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth) is foolishness (folly, a waste of their time), but unto us who are saved (born again Christians, celebrating the shed Blood of Jesus ever – present active tense – cleansing us from all sin) it is the power of God!" (1 Corinthians 1:18)
"In the past, we (before being saved). . . wasted our lives doing evil . . . . People hated us, and we hated each other. But when the kindness and love of God . . . was shown, He (Jesus) saved us because of His (extravagant) mercy. It was not because of good deeds we did . . . . God poured out abundantly upon us the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ our Savior. So that having been justified (declared righteous) by God's grace (as we believed, repent, received Jesus as Savior, and confess Jesus is Lord, (so) we could become (joint heirs with Jesus, the Son of God the Father) with the (overflowing) expectation of the life that never ends (eternal life)!" (See Revelation 20:1-5)! (See in your Bible, Titus 3:3-7)
"The greatest personal injury a person could everreceive is the lost in Hell of his or her own soul."
"How shall we escape (being condemned to Hell) ifwe neglect so great a salvation."(Hebrews 2:3)
Why is salvation great? Because we need to be saved from a great and a terrible calamity – being cast into Hell and later thrown into a Lake of Fire. Father God paid a great price by sending a great Savior, who suffered beatings and being nailed to a cross to die in our place to pay the penalty due for our sins. Jesus did this for us, the least we can do is to live for Jesus and to tell others of the Glorious Gospel that one must be born again in this Age of Grace.
Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, unless you are born again (mediate on truths below), you cannot see (be in) the kingdom of God." (Jesus, John 3:3)
Now experience, and consider sharing with another to experience, coming to Jesus, the Son of God, to be Saved and Born Again! God has given you a measure of faith and a free will. Come and you will not be rejected. How?
My Spiritual Birth Certificate
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is (my) Lord," and believe in your (my) heart that (Father) God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord (Jesus) shall be saved. (Romans 10:13)
Glorious Prayer of Faith
Father God in Heaven, knowing I have sinned and that I need the Lord Jesus as my Savior, I now repent and turn from my sins and call upon Jesus to save me. I ask You, Father God, to forgive me and to deliver me from sin's power and give me eternal life. I believe Your Son, Jesus, died on the cross as a sacrifice for my sins to pay the penalty in full I deserve to pay. I receive Jesus, the Son of God, as my Savior from my sins. I believeYou Father God raised Jesus from the dead. I believe when I die You will raise me from the dead. I confess: Jesus is my Lord! I ask the Holy Spirit to come into my heart and join with my human spirit and making me born again. I believe I am sealed as a legal document now with the Holy Spirit living in me.
From this time forward I will seek to serve Jesus and obey Him in all areas of my life. I now give Jesus control of my life. I believe my name is written in His Lamb's Book of Life. I will daily confess to others that they also can receive Jesus as Savior, repent of their sins, confess Jesus as Lord, and enjoy His abundant eternal life.
Now be baptized in water according to the command of Jesus, signifying resignation of your old life and embracing the new.
Buried with Him (Jesus) through baptism i nto death (like a funeral of my old life) so that just as Jesus Christ was raised from the dead through the gloryof the Father, we too may live a new (born again) life. (Romans 6:4)
"Go (a commandment) and make followers (disciples) of all people on the Earth (the nations), baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded (taught) you. And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age. (Jesus, Matthew 28:18)
Also, do not neglect attending the church meetings, teaching the Bible as the Inspired Word of God, the virgin birth, repenting of sin, the resurrection of Jesus from the death, praying to Father God in the Name of Jesus, loving God and our neighbor as you love yourself, and doing good deeds, forgiving, and showing mercy for the glory of Jesus, as you see the coming of theDay of the Lord Jesus.
"Yes, I (Jesus) am coming soon." (Revelation 22:20)
"Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together (includes not staying away from church meetings) as some are doing, but let us encourage each other, and even more so as you see the Day approaching (when Jesus will return to rapture those who have received Jesus as Savior, repented of their sins, confessed Jesus as Lord, having the Holy Spirit joins with their human spirit making them born again) off the Earth to meet Jesus in the clouds)! (Hebrews 10:25)
Please read Ephesians 2:8-9, Acts 16:31, John 6:47, 1 John 1:9; Romans 10:9; 1 John 5:13; Matthew 6:33-34; 13:23; Mark 4:20; and now read through the entire book of the Gospel of John.
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