Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. (John 15:13-15 KJV)
What is your definition of being a Christian or follower of Jesus Christ? The secular definition of Christian means that if you live a good life and helping other people, you are a follower of Jesus Christ. Really? This would mean that all Catholics are going to Heaven automatically. Unfortunately, this is not truly meaning of being a Christian. Anybody can be a good Samaritan. Even if you are a Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, or Jehovah Witness, you can do good works for the people in the community.
Unfortunately, there is one element that separates Christianity from Catholicism, Mormonism, Jehovah Witness, and other religions. That is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Apostle Paul said in Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” There is no other gods who died for their love ones than Jesus Christ. On the third day, He resurrected and ascent to Heaven after fifty days (Pentecost).
Jesus has called us friends, because He wants relationship with us. Throughout the Bible, God showed His love and mercy toward His people. Even though He disciplined His people, He showed them His love and care for them.
God planned to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to us to pay our sins, so we can have free access to God and develop personal relationship with Him. Would you like to have personal relationship with God? If you’d like to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I’d like to encourage you to do two simple things. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God. If you’d need further assistance, you can email me at email@example.com or visit my ministries website at www.mgjcweb.org for further resources.