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For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and people. He is the man Christ Jesus. (I Timothy 2:5)
So I'm browsing through the newspaper one day, and I find this advertisement that reads:
SORRY FOR SIN?
Repent- call 1-900-7-REPENT
$3 first minute, $1 additional minute, must be 18
Fishnet Ministries, Copperas Cove, Texas 76522
Wow - what a relief! Now you can repent of sin and be forgiven through the medium of modern communication- and all for the low low price of $3. Unless of course you are really guilty, then you're going to have to cough up a buck for each additional minute.
Seems like there was Someone else who came up with the idea of forgiveness long before the telephone was invented. His name was Jesus Christ, and here's what His ad has to say:
DESTINED FOR HELL?
Trust- simply place your trust in Christ's death and Resurrection as your only hope of salvation
No charge, because the full price has already been paid, no minimum age required
Here are a few words from the Founder:
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)
God saved you by his special favor when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)
If you are feeling guilty today, there are two possibilities. One would be that you have never truly placed your faith in Jesus to forgive you. The other would be that you are a Christian, but you are living in active disobedience to our Lord. In either case, remember that repent means a 'change of mind', so you either need to change what you believe about Christ, or you need to change what you think about living for yourself.
If today you decide to repent, don't pick up the phone! Instead, lift up your heart and have a conversation with the God who is ready and willing to grant you a full and abundant life for his glory.
Dare 2 Share is a church assisting ministry that provides resources for youth leaders and equips teens to relationally and relentlessly reach their generation for Christ. Over 1,400 of these resources are provided completely FREE! D2S also conducts nationwide youth evangelism training conferences. The events are structured for students in junior high and high school, ranging from 12 to 18 years old. Regardless of gender or denomination, D2S teaches from a Christian perspective. D2S is based in Denver, Colorado and has impacted the lives of more than 300,000 teens since 1991.
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