|Plan of Salvation|
By H.K. Kingkade
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3:16 has been called “the gospel in a nutshell.” These words of Jesus have made a huge impact on lives through the centuries. This verse shows us how great God’s love is and how incredible it is that this love is directed toward us. This love starts with God; this love makes it possible to have a personal relationship with the God who created the universe.
“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins” (1 John 4:10).
John 3:16 also tells us that whoever believes in God’s only son, Jesus, shall not perish but have eternal life. This is a free gift of eternal life but we must believe in Jesus as God’s son and accept Him as our Lord and Savior.
Do you know that God loves you? God loves you so much, He gave His only son to die for your sins so that you can have a personal relationship with Him. You can accept this life that God promises by praying this prayer:
“Lord, I know I am a sinner. I confess all my sins and I ask for your forgiveness. Come into my life and be Lord of my life. Amen.”
Choose today to follow God and experience this great love. By accepting Christ as your savior, you can know the perfect love that only God can give.
H.K Kingkade is director of religious life at Georgetown College
Western Recorder issue date: Sept. 1, 2009