Please read through the following Scriptures. This post is not “my opinion” but quotes directly from the Bible. They will walk you through God’s words to show you how you may be born again. If you sincerely desire to be saved, please take this seriously.
There is no human being that is “righteous” – No one is without sin. Adam and Eve brought sin into this world and since then, every human being was born with a sin nature. You don’t have to train a child to sin – it is a natural thing.
Paul is showing us that the standard isn’t your neighbor or anyone else, but rather God Himself is who you need to compare yourself to. You can say, “Well, I’m not as bad as that person.” The standard is God’s holiness. And all of us fall short of that standard.
So we have seen from the Bible that we are ALL sinners and all of us fall short of God’s glory, correct? The Apostle Paul explains that the “wages” (or payment) of our sin is “death.” This includes both physical death and spiritual death. When you die, your body goes into the ground but your soul goes into eternity (either Hell or Heaven), that is called spiritual death. This separates us from God and this separation is for all eternity for those who die in their lost and sinful state.
Paul doesn’t leave us with just the bad news. He says that there’s a gift: what gift? It is the “gift of God” and that gift is “eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
God didn’t send Christ to die for only good people. This verse says that “while we were yet sinners” Christ died for us! Paul says that God demonstrated or commended (gave) love to us even when we didn’t deserve it. Even when we were deep in sin, “Christ died for us.”
So what do you do with this information?
The bad news is we all fall short of God’s glory and we all face both physical and spiritual death because of it. The good news is that God loved us so much that He sent Jesus to die for us, and anyone who calls upon “the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
But friend, anyone can pray a prayer and think they are saved. But did that person repent of his sin?
Once you repent of your sins, it means that you will live your life according to God’s word. You won’t stop sinning altogether but you will be striving to be more Christ-like. The proof of repentance is revealed in your life and how you live it. If you claim to be a Christian but you are still a thief or you’re still habitually lying, you did not repent.
You can apply this to every sin – if you were a liar, lie no more. If you were an adulterer, stop! The Holy Spirit will teach you how to be more like Christ. You will be under conviction when you do sin. You will be remorseful and will repent from that sin. You won’t be sinless but you will sin less!
Please, if you have benefited from this page and have been born again, please leave me a comment and I will help you to grow in Christ Jesus.