I have heard people say, “I’m Baptist” or I’m Catholic, when the only thing that matters is that Jesus loves you. It makes no difference what your preference is, the fact is Jesus loves you.
To make things just a little clearer, Jesus is not a religion, he is a relationship. In John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Translation, unless you have a one on one relationship with Jesus Christ you have nothing. Nothing but a religion and a religion will kill you and keep you separated from the Father.
Some people seem to think that there is lots of time for them and no matter what Jesus will save them. I hate to burst your bubble, but unless you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you are just as lost as if you never heard of him at all. They say that God would not do that, but the fact is, he will though he loves you more than anything else. He has given us instructions and to get that eternal life, we need to follow the rules and do what God says.
People say that they have plenty of time and when they reach the end of their lives, they will surrender. Really! How do they know when the end of their life is? Fact is they don’t, and they will be in for one big surprise if they don’t receive Jesus today as their Lord and Savior. I know of many cases, where something happened to people that their life was take without notice. How do they explain that?
One story I would like to share is about a good friend of mine. One day he was riding his horse when suddenly, he was bucked off and kicked in the head, killing him. Now for him he knew Jesus as his Lord and Savior, but what if he had never accepted him? Lost, with no way to get to Jesus because he had made his choice! You have no idea when your life is going to end, so why put off the opportunity to receive Jesus today, right now.
God did not make it hard to accept him. All you need to do is ask him. Surrender to the fact that you are a sinner and in need of saving. Ask God for salvation and to come into your life and you will be saved. This is what the bible says about salvation. Acts 16:31, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved” Notice the first five words, believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. There is no other way no matter how or what you think. Jesus is the only way!