I had known all about God and Jesus and just about all of the Bible, all my growing-up years, spending all my waking hours in church with all its activities, but I didn't know I wasn't really a Christian.
So, I was nearly 52 years old when I surrended myself to God and really became a Christian in October, 1977.
So, I want to write about becoming a Christian for anyone who is interested.
This if from one of my cookbooks, the Bible tells us that only one thing separates us from God, and that is sin.
God is holy and perfect, and sin is like a giant wall which separates us from Him.
Until that wall is torn down, we can never hope to know the living God in a personal way. Meditation will not take it away and neither will good deeds - for they cannot erase sin. The wall can be torn down in only one way, if God does it.
And that is what happened in Jesus Christ! He was God in human flesh, sent from Heaven for one purpose, to take away our sins by His sacrificial death on the cross.
Christ was God's appointed means to bring us salvation, and that is why the Bible says that "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under Heaven given to man by which we must be saved." (Acts4:12)- Billy Graham
THIS IS GOD'S PLAN - also in one of my cookbooks, (I printed four books.)
All have sinned. "There is none righteous, no not one." Romans 3:10
"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23.
The penalty for sin is death.
"For the wages of sin is death." Romans 6:23a.
Christ has paid the penalty for sin.
"But God commendeth His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8.
The gift of God is eternal life.
:"But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23b.
And remember Jesus Christ is just a prayer away.