This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, reminding you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.
This weekend, Netflix released its highly anticipated film adaptation of the famous Japanese manga series, “Death Note.” The series follows a young man who is given a notebook by a “death spirit.” He learns that simply writing a person’s name in the notebook will cause them to die, and he goes on a mission to cleanse the world of evil by writing down the names of the bad people he knows, thus sentencing them to death.
The idea, at first, sounds far-fetched. But what if I told you that you and I have already been sentenced to die just as easily as it would be to write our name in a notebook. The Bible says, “It is appointed unto men once to die.” And, just as with the Death Note, it is our sins, the bad things that we do, that condemn us to this death. The Bible says, “The wages of sin is death.”
Whatever you believe about death and life, you must accept the fact that you are going to die. It is the default, the one common denominator, of humanity. However, God offers you a chance at life — abundant life here on earth and eternal life after you die. He offers to have your name written in “the book of life.” Revelation, the last book of the Bible, tells us that ‘the dead, small and great, will stand before God; and the books [the records of our deeds, good and bad] will be opened: and another book will be opened, which is the book of life: and the dead will be judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And whosoever is not found written in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire.” The lake of fire is eternal death and eternal separation from God for all those whose names are not written in the Book of Life. But, those whose names are written in the book of life will enter the “new heaven and the new earth” where there will be “no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, nor pain.”
The choice is up to you. You can allow your destiny to remain the same and spend eternity in the lake of fire, or you can have your name transferred from the ‘death note’ to the ‘Book of Life.’ If you want to live in the new heaven and the new earth with God for eternity, allow me to show you how you can make the decision to do that today.
First, you must realize and admit that you — just as myself — are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s laws. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Our sin nature is the reason why we do not get along with each other on earth.
Second, you must understand that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…” — spiritual death and physical death. We die physically and go to the grave because of sin and we die spiritually and go to hell because of sin.
Third, you must understand that you are on the road to hell because of your sins. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Fourth, you must accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Fifth, you must accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Because of God’s love for you, he sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the penalty for your sin. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Because God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins, we can live with God in Heaven for all eternity after we die.
Finally, with these facts in mind, you must repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
If you are willing to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour, please pray with me the following prayer to seal your decision once and for all: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and I want to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I want to trust Jesus as my Savior and follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! I want to congratulate you on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your new-found faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
Believe by faith. Share the faith. And keep the faith! God bless you!