He has shown you, O man, what is good. What does Yahweh require of you, but to act justly, To love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself."
But your iniquities[your sins] have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all.
And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, even as he commanded. He who keeps his commandments remains in him, and he in him. By this we know that he remains in us, by the Spirit which he gave us.
Now I declare to you, brothers, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which you also stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold firmly the word which I preached to you -- unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which also I received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.
Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.
That if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart, one believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture says, "Whoever believes in him will not be put to shame." For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich to all who call on him. For, "Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved."
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, they have become new. But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation; namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses, and having committed to us the word of reconciliation. We are therefore ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us. We beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
|(Unless otherwise stated, Scripture quotations are from the World English Bible: Mic 6:8; Luke 10:27; Isa 59:2; 1 Tim 2:5-6; 1 John 3:23-24; 1 Cor 15:1-4; Acts 2:36; Rom 10:9-13; Rom 6:23; John 3:16; 2 Cor 5:17-20)|
"Dear God, I have sinned against you and I am truly sorry for it. I believe that Christ died for my sins, that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day. I accept Christ Jesus as my Savior and Lord and I want Him to come into my heart and life and take control of it. Thank you for doing this according to my faith and Your word! Amen."