Jesus said He was God. He proved it by His life, His words, His deeds, and His perfect love.
“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)” —Ephesians 2:4–5
“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.” —John 3:16
1. HE IS MORE THAN JUST A MAN.
Our sin separates us from God, relationally and eternally, and requires the payment of eternal death (Romans 3:23, 6:23). Yet, because Jesus died for you, God's justice is satisfied, and your sin can be forever forgiven. You can be rescued, pardoned, and accepted into God's grace and love by personally receiving what Jesus did on the cross.
“...Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day…” —1 Corinthians 15:3–4
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
2. HE DIED FOR YOU.
Here’s how Jesus said it:
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life…” —John 3:36
“...I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live” —John 11:25
An eternal home in Heaven and a personal relationship with God can only be received, never achieved. You can't save yourself, but you can receive salvation as an unspeakable gift from God Himself. He loves you that much!
3. HE CAME TO SAVE YOU.
Knowing you have a relationship with God and a home in Heaven isn’t about being good or religious. It’s about trust—faith. Everyone is trusting something like an "ultimate thing." The message of the Bible is that Jesus is the only source of ultimate and eternal hope—forgiveness and pardon from sin, acceptance, and adoption into God's family, and the promise of eternal life in Heaven. It happens the moment you call out to Jesus and ask Him to be your Saviour. At that moment, He will forgive your sin and give you His gift of eternal life.
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” —Romans 10:13