How Can I Know God?
Your desire to know God is evidence that God wants to know you personally and that he has incredible plans for you. The Bible says no one can even want to know God unless God first pursues him or her (John 6:44). Ultimately, you need to give Christ your life and he will save you. There is nothing you can do to earn salvation. You simply receive it by repenting of your sin and giving him control. There will be a day when you have all the questions answered that you need. You won’t have all the answers, but you will have enough answers to take that important step of faith. A relationship with Christ ultimately requires faith. At that time, you will need to seriously pray and in your own words tell God these ABCs:
- Admit that God has not been first place in your life and ask Him to forgive your sins.
- Believe that Jesus, the Son of God, died to pay for your sins and that he rose again on Easter and is alive today.
- Commit to follow Jesus by putting your trust in what he did and making him the boss of your life.
This decision will involve all three critical parts of you: your intellect (you will understand), emotion (you will feel), and will (you will decide). When you repent and commit to Christ, you enter a personal relationship with him that will grow and last forever. You will have Christ’s love and power while you live, and you will be with him and all other believers in heaven after you die.
If you have decided to put your Faith in Christ, or just have more questions, Tell Pastor Rodney all about it here:
Who was Jesus anyway?
That Jesus existed is beyond question. He is a historical person who was born somewhere between 6-4 B.C. and lived most of his life in what we know as Palestine before he died in either A.D. 30 or 33. He was very much a human. He was born, ate, drank, grew, played, cried and sweated. His body was real. His emotions were normal. But he was also uniquely God in the flesh. If he was not, Christianity doesn’t stand. There is, however, tremendous evidence for his deity. He acted like God. He claimed to be God. He came back from the dead and proved he was God. As God and man, he became the Savior of sinners who choose to follow him. In God’s mysterious plan, only Jesus could pay the price for our sins and restore us to fellowship with God, from whom our sins separated us, free us from our selfishness, of which our sin caused, and reclaim our hope to love others and live the life God always had planned, from which our sin disqualified us. Jesus is the unique God-man who is the only Savior of the world, the one to whom every knee will one day bow.