Three cowboys had just left a rodeo and were headed down the road to the next one. The conversation turned to the move of the Lord among cowboys.
Two of them began to question the reality of it …. they finally decided that “religion” was just a crutch …. some guys just needed something to hang onto.
They debated for a couple of hours trying to decide if there really was a heaven and a hell. They finally decided there must be a God, but that a kind and loving God surely wouldn’t send anyone to hell. They agreed they both did some pretty rotten things which they hoped God would overlook.
The third cowboy, a new Christian, finally spoke up. “Suppose it is true, after all, that God must punish sin, and that Jesus Christ took that punishment for us? Suppose the Bible is right when it says that all who are without Jesus Christ go into an eternal hell … and those who are with Him go to Heaven?”
“Why, God has made it easy for us … He has made the Way. All we have to do is accept what He has already done.”
The Christian cowboy smiled and said, “it is simple. You just agree with Jesus when He says”I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6). You admit you are a sinner for He says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “If you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10).
The new Christian paused and looked at his two friends who were listening to him intently. “if you’d like, I can lead you in a prayer which will change your entire lives. It’s a prayer of introduction to the Lord Jesus Christ … The prayer to receive His free gift of eternal life, for “whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).
Pray after me, their Christian friend instructed them. “Jesus, I believe You died on the Cross for me and that God raised You from the dead. I believe You took upon Yourself the punishment for my sins and my guilt. I know that You are the only way to Heaven, and now I ask You to forgive me of every sin and come into my heart. Jesus, I now make You LORD of my life … I will love You, serve You, and obey You all the days of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for dying for me and giving me a new life in You.” AMEN.
According to the Bible, if you prayed that prayer with a sincere heart, and have made a quality decision to center your life around Jesus Christ, your new Savior and Lord, you are saved!
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