I’LL TRY GOD LATER

                                         
The explanation “I’ll try God later” doesn't match up at all against the truth of the gospel. The following was adapted from “A SIMPLE EXPLANATION OF THE GOSPEL/ The Four Spiritual Laws”. 
Please use your bible.


Just as there are physical laws that govern the physical universe, so are there spiritual laws that govern your relationship with God.


GOD LOVES YOU AND OFFERS A WONDERFUL PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.  John 3:16; 10:10

Since God loves you and offers a wonderful plan for your life, why is it that most people are not experiencing God’s love and the abundant life?  Because…


MAN IS SINFUL AND SEPARATED FROM GOD. THEREFORE, HE CANNOT KNOW AND EXPERIENCE GOD’S LOVE AND PLAN FOR HIS LIFE.  Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:2


Man was created to have fellowship with God.  But because of his own stubborn self-will,         
man chose to go his own independent way and fellowship with God was broken. This self-               
will, characterized by an attitude of active rebellion or passive indifference, is evidence of  
what the bible calls sin.
God is holy and man is sinful. A great gulf separates the two. Man is continually trying to  

reach God and the abundant life through his own efforts such as a "good life", “good works” or  

religious ceremonies. This does not work because “all our righteous acts are like filthy rags”.  
Isaiah 64:4 “The wages of sin is death”.  Romans 6:23


Additional comments: Let me point out why the “I’ll try God later” explanation doesn’t work.
Since God has a universal plan and purpose for  mankind which needs our participation; if we
reject or neglect God , we remain enemies of God . John 8:42,44; Romans 8:7
God’s offer for  us to partake in His plan, may never come later. In John 6:44 Jesus say’s “No  
one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him”. It is strictly God’s decision.
Once God has made an offer, it’s not something we can put on the shelf for later. Because as  
Jesus said; “Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their  
(hard) hearts.” Mark 4:15  (Mark 4:2-8, 13-20)
We only waste our time (“Ain’t no half-steppin’”). As stated before “all our righteous acts
are like filthy rags”, because “they that are in the flesh (unsaved) cannot please God.” Roman 8:8
We must “count the cost” and be very sober about this offer, because ultimate failure to do so
will result in eternal punishment. Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 20:11-15



JESUS CHRIST IS GOD’S ONLY PROVISION FOR MAN’S SIN. THROUGH HIM YOU CAN KNOW AND EXPERIENCE GOD’S LOVE AND PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.  John 14:6; Acts 4:10-12

God has bridged the gulf that separates us from Him by sending His Son, Jesus, to die on the  
cross in our place to pay the penalty for our sins. Colossians 1:20; 2:14.
He rose from the dead. 1 Corinthians 15:3-6 (This is an important element of your
understanding because the resurrection is the proof that Jesus Christ’s claims about sin and  
salvation are true.)


WE MUST INDIVIDUALLY RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST AS SAVIOR AND LORD, THEN WE CAN KNOW AND EXPERIENCE GOD’S LOVE AND PLAN FOR OUR LIVES.  John 1:12; Romans 10:9-10

Receiving Christ involves repentance, turning to God from self, AND faith, trusting Christ to  
come into our lives to forgive our sins and make us what He wants us to be.
We come to know and receive Christ through a personal invitation from God.  Revelation
3:20; John 6:45-47
When we receive Christ, we experience a new birth.  John 3:1-8; 1 Peter 1:23


WHERE TO FROM HERE? YOU CAN RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST BY FAITH THROUGH PRAYER.  
“Come as you are”

There is no magical formula as regards to the words you are to use. However, when spoken
from the heart, the “ideas” expressed in the following prayer illustrate the main thoughts
which we should share with God.
My Father and my Lord Jesus, I need You. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me  
eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the person You want me to be.
If the ideas in this prayer are expressed from the heart, Jesus Christ will come into your life, as  
He promised.  Revelation 3:20

by Maurice






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