Six Good Reasons To Get Saved
D. Huyck Jr. D.Min.
John 3.16-19 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. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the
world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on
him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he
hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is
the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness
rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Perhaps you have heard the good news that God has
provided a way for you to know Him personally and gain an entrance into Heaven.
More than likely you know someone that is, what you would call, a religious
fanatic. On the other hand you may have a good friend that has been dramatically
changed by, what he calls, a personal experience with Jesus Christ. No matter
what the circumstance is, it's got you thinking and something deep within you
seems to be drawing you, and your not real sure what it is or where it is trying
to lead you. I hope that this will be of some assistance to you.
God is reaching out to you.
No matter what you have heard, said, or
believed in the past. The truth is that there is a God and that drawing that you
are sensing is His hand touching your soul, striving to establish a personal
relationship with Him, through Jesus Christ. Now perhaps you are asking, why
should I accept Jesus Christ and get saved? Let me give you a few good reasons.
1. To escape the terror of hell (John 3.18).
This is possibly the most common reason ever
given. The fact is that, according to God's revealed Word, you are already
condemned, and the wrath of God is already burning all about you. For some
reason most people believe that if there is a Heaven and a Hell, if there is a
salvation and a condemnation, then it is futuristic. It just is not something
that must be dealt with right now. But it is !
The emptiness within you, the fear within you,
the drawing within you is the Holy Spirit of God convincing you of this one
central truth - SALVATION IS OF GOD, THROUGH JESUS CHRIST ALONE!!
If the fear of Hell is not enough to convince
you of your need to be saved, then perhaps the reality of personal, eminent
condemnation is. You need a Savior and Jesus is Him.
2. To become a child of God (John 1.12)
A number of religions teach that everyone is a
child of God, and state that God would not cast any of His children into a place
like Hell. While it is true that God will never condemn any of His children, the
Scriptural fact is clear, everyone is not automatically God's child.
In Hebrews 12.6-8 we are clearly told that
there are children and there are bastards. In Galatians 4.1-6 it is revealed
that there are servants and there are adopted children. What is the difference?
God has clearly revealed that there is only one begotten Son, Jesus Christ. It
is then clear that everyone ever created is God's servant, and only those who
accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior are adopted into God's family (John
1.12, Gal 4.5).
God's children are treated differently than
God's servants. God will teach, comfort, guide, and chastise His children. His
servants are pretty much left to their own until their final judgment one day.
If you want to be one of God's children, then
you need to accept Jesus, now.
3. To be heard by God.
Life magazine published an article on prayer.
In the article they stated that according to their polls 95% of Americans pray.
Now, I am certain that a praying individual wants to be heard. Yet, scripture
clearly declares that everyone that prays is not necessarily heard by God.
Proverbs 15.8-9 The sacrifice of the wicked is an
abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. 9 The
way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that
followeth after righteousness.
Proverbs 28.9 He that turneth away his ear from
hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
God has clearly revealed that He only hears
the righteous. Notice, God does not say the good or the moral. In God's eyes the
righteous are only those who have called out for Jesus to save them. For good
deeds don't make us righteous, only Jesus can do that for us.
4. To receive help in trouble.
One thing that is common to almost all of us
is that when we are in trouble we would like to think that God will help us.
That is often when we will reach out toward God, even if we have denied Him
The truth is that God will not necessarily
help a lost individual. In Proverbs 1.20-33 God clearly reveals that He will not
always come to the aid of those who continually ignore and reject Him. However,
in Psalm 46.1 God declares that for the righteous He is an ever present help in
trouble. Notice that He doesn't say there won't be any trouble, but instead He
says He will be there to help. He even states that He will be in the very shadow
of the valley of death with His Saints (Ps 23.4).
You need God to be with you in trials, won't
you accept Him today?
5. To know the truth and freedom.
Many believe that the truth is a matter of
personal opinion, and that freedom is found in the absence of the restrictions
of moral values. One thing that I have learned is that there can not be freedom
apart from the truth. Truth manifests those things that would bring restraint,
harm, and bondage into a persons life. Truth also brings the knowledge of how to
find real contentment and happiness in life.
Well, the truth is not a moral principle, but
is a person. Jesus Christ is the truth (John 14.6). The truth that Jesus brings
into a life sets one at liberty with God and mankind, and provides for a more
abundant life (John 10.10).
You may think you know liberty and life, as I
once did. The truth is that you can not know either apart from Jesus, won't you
reach out to Him now?
6. You can know the deep things of God (1 Cor 2.9-10).
God has revealed that He wants to have a deep
personal relationship with you (Rev 3.20). He literally wants to come into you
and become a part of your life. He will be a friend that will be closer than a
brother (Prov 18.24), if you will let Him.
He also want to teach you the "deep things of
God" (1 Cor 2.9-10). That is the one of the tasks of the Holy Spirit in the life
of a Christian. Those things that you thought were just to awesome for anyone to
understand, God will teach you Himself. But He will only provide that deep
spiritual knowledge to a Child of God. He clearly states that the things of God
will be foolishness to the lost soul (1 Cor 1.17-18), and can only be understood
through the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit of God.
This could be available to you as well. For ,
at the very moment that you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior the
Spirit of God will come to dwell within you (Eph 1.13), and will start to teach
you. Won't you accept Jesus Christ, today !