There's only one reason I'd ever give any one a letter like this. The reason is because I care. I care what happens to you now, and I care what happens to you eternally. That's why I ask you to read this letter as though your life depends on it. Because it does.....Listen to how specifically Jesus spoke of what will be required of us: He said: "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3 He said: "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6 He said: "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believe not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." John 3:36
Listen to some of the things Jesus did not say: He did not say being a nice person is all that is really necessary. "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God;" Romans 3:23 He did not say being religious and going to the right church is really what counts. "You must be born again." John 3:7 He did not say if you just live by the Golden Rule, you'll make it. "For by grace are ye saved through faith...not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8,9 He did not say a loving God would never condemn anyone to hell. "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 3:23
I am not talking about a religion or a denomination, but a personal relationship with the living God who "so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16 In Revelation 3:20 Jesus said, "Behold I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." He's offering you that opportunity right now.
If you would like to open the door of your life to Jesus, here is what to do. Honestly tell Him that you realize you need forgiveness and that you want to turn away from your sins to Him. Tell Him that from this moment on you will trust him as your Savior who died for you, and has risen from the grave, and you will receive Him as your Lord and Savior, to love and obey. Then thank Him for forgiving you and giving you eternal life.
I have no way of knowing what's going on in your heart right now. I only know that this message is important enough for me to risk offending you by giving you this letter. My hope and prayer is that you will make this commitment if you haven't done so, and that God will do for you what He's done for me.
In Christian Love, Your Friend
(If you feel led of the Holy Spirit to copy and paste this letter to an email, facebook, or something else, or if you wish to print out copies to send it to people by mail, please do so. We ask two things of you if you utilize this letter Pastor James Clark wrote: 1. Do not take away or add to any words of this document, and 2. Please let us know if you ever hear of anyone getting saved because they read this letter.) Thank you, and may God bless you as you seek to lead souls to Christ! Pastor Justyn Smith