Are you ready to say “Yes” to Jesus?

Accepting the promises of Jesus requires more commitment than just sitting in a dusty church seat once each week – you need to take positive action and embrace Jesus as your friend, your lover, your Savior.

I am talking about something that will not only save your life, but also change your life.

If you allow God to work in your life you will find that he will thoroughly clean you on the inside – your thoughts and feelings. He will remove the ‘old’ you and replace it with a ‘new’ you. You will be a new creation in Christ, re-born as a whole new person.

A commitment to Christ requires a step of faith, an acceptance of the sacrifice which He made for you. In dying on the Cross for us Jesus has washed our sins clean with His blood.

The Bible says: “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land...” [Isaiah 1:18-19 NIV]. What a fabulous promise that is!

The Bible also says that: “if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” [Romans 10:9-10 NIV].

"God didn't save us for a life without pain,  
  He saved us from a life without meaning!"

If you are ready to make that commitment, if you want to say “Yes” to Jesus then say the following prayer out loud:

    Dear Jesus. Thank you for the sacrifice You made for me. I am sorry for my past sins and will try my best not to repeat them. I ask Your help to keep this pledge. I know I am not worthy but I willingly accept You as my Lord and Savior, and I thank You for Your blessing over me and my family.
Let me be the first person to welcome you to the Family of God. I urge you to join a Bible-based church and to grow spiritually by reading the Holy Bible (a good place to start is the Gospel of John in the New Testament).

Now you have said this prayer, please send an e-mail to gray@thecockatoo.com and tell me a little of yourself and your circumstances so I can pray for you and possibly offer some further assistance.

Please read my small article When We Are Saved (what should new Christians expect).
 
Graham Pockett

Am I Now Saved?
an e-mail question from Matthew

Am I really saved just by confessing that Jesus is my Lord and Savior?

my reply to Matthew

There is no magic in reciting a Sinner's Prayer, or being water baptized, or simply calling yourself a Christian. None of these things will ensure Salvation.

What does ensure Salvation is a commitment to Jesus. Christianity isn't about religion but relationship, a relationship with Jesus, and being obedient to His wishes. That means a change of heart, a change of thinking, a change of lifestyle.

First you must acknowledge Jesus as your Lord and Savior, then you must repent of your sins (doing your utmost not to repeat those sins).

I believe that a new Christian needs fellowship with other Christians, and should (if possible) join a Bible-based church that offers good teaching, and the opportunity to grow in your knowledge of Jesus.

I encourage seekers of truth to read my small article Salvation – When Are We Saved?.

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Graham’s Christian writing:
"Graham Pockett doesn't mince any words, but he writes with a kind heart. If you have questions about such things as "once saved, always saved", or why so many different ideas can come from the same scripture, or how much what we see and do affects us as spiritual beings, you'll find much to think about here."  from This Christian Life
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  • The Key To Heaven  (an analogy about commitment)
  • I Am A Cynic; Therefore I Am A Christian
  • Evolution – a statistical question mark?
  • “Once Saved Always Saved” – a dangerous delusion?
  • Who is my Neighbor? – featuring "The Parable of the Good Muslim"
  • Bashing The Bible – misusing & abusing Scripture
  • Two Billion Doctrines – the strange religion called Christianity
  • Does God Ever Change His Mind? – Calvin would turn in his grave!
  • New Wine In An Old Skin – the problem of legalism in the church today
  • Are You Hard Boiled, Or Soft & Runny? – doctrines are like an egg shell
  • The Bible is an "iffy" book – a look at the conditional promises of God
  • Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? – what did Jesus really look like?
  • The Truth Will Set You Free! – the Holy Tarantula???
  • Growing the Seed of Faith – so it doesn't wither and die
  • We Don't See The Clean, Just The Dirt – judgement and forgiveness
  • Why I Quote The NIV Bible – is it an heretical Bible?
  • "Omissions" from the NIV Bible – a look at 17 missing verses
  • Do You Believe In Miracles? – you do when they happen to you!
  • “Why Didn’t God Answer My Prayer For A Miracle?” – my response
  • Christian Concepts – the cavern of life  (an analogy)
  • Christian Concepts – the three crosses  (an analogy)
  • Christian Concepts – we are what we eat
  • Christian Concepts – when are we saved?  (an analogy)
  • Christian Concepts – when we are saved, part 1  ...part 2

  • Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone and the new has come!
    2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV



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    Last Updated: Monday, September 11, 2017