One word of warning: if you are coming to Christ to get a better marriage, become successful, or have a better self-esteem, DON’T. If you do not intend to take the Christian life seriously and plan on making Christianity a matter of adding church attendance on Sunday and continuing in the sins that have damned you to Hell, please DON’T pray Psalm 51. If you have no intention of serving the One who offers you eternal life, then by all means, DON’T make a pretense of coming to Christ.

If you understand that there is nowhere else that you can go to have eternal life but to the Lord Jesus Christ, come to Him! If you understand that you must turn from your lying, lust, thievery, rebellion, come to Him! If you understand that He was your substitute and sacrifice for your sins, come to Him! If you understand that your life is no longer your own and that He has bought you with the price of His own blood, come to Him! He will not cast you out. He will not mock your desire to be right with God.

We’ve told you the bad news and the good news. This is the fine print:

“Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily,[a] and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.” (Luke 9:23-26)

2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us that “If any one is in Christ, then he is a new creature. The old things have passed away, and all things have become new.” Your new life in Christ will not be easy. Big changes are ahead! You have the promise that He will be with you in trouble and that an eternity with Him awaits you. Read the Bible daily and obey what you read. Find a church in your area that teaches the Bible. For help finding a good church, go to www.9marks.org or contact us.

If you have just committed your life to Christ, please let us know! Please e-mail us at contact@yougotourtract.com. We will get you some free material and help get you started in your life as a new follower of Christ.

 
 
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