Personal Awakening

Frelinghuysen

The American colonists were generally satisfied with their lives until they were confronted with the truth of God’s Word, the Bible. Do you know what the Bible says?

Everyone is a sinner and condemned by a holy God.

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

“For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23).

Salvation is not by doing good things or going to church. It is a free gift through Christ alone.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8–9).

“I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

“[God] hath made [Jesus] to be sin for us…that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

We need to repent, turn from sin, and accept God’s gift today.

“But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

“God… now commandeth all men everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30).

“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotton Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

“Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).

Has there ever been a spiritual awakening in your own heart? Jesus Christ, God’s Son, died on the cross to pay the penalty for your sin. He now offers to you forgiveness and the gift of eternal life. Realize that you are a sinner. Repent and ask Christ for his forgiveness, and receive Him as your Savior. Christ can bring about a spiritual awakening in your heart and life today.

Read the Bible for yourself by starting in the Gospel of John and Romans. You can also read the sermons of Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield. God’s Word changed colonial America, and it can do the same for you.

“But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us [made us alive] together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved)” (Ephesians 2:4–5).

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