In order to personally enjoy peace with God…You must acknowledge that you are a sinner.
In the beginning God created us in His own likeness.
And God said, "Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness; and let them have dominion... (Genesis 1:26a).
Even though God created us in His own image, He gave us the ability to choose.
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:17).
We made the choice! Adam ate of the forbidden tree and so now all of us are sinners.
Wherefore, as by one man [Adam] sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men…(Romans 5:12).
You are now separated from God by your sin and cannot work your way back to God.
Through the ages we have tried to reach God through many ways. We have tried to be religious or to be moral. We have joined churches, given money, said prayers. We have gone through rites and ceremonies. In each we will only find failure. The Bible is very clear as to what place our efforts (works) play.
Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight (Romans 3:20a).
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).
There is only one way to gain eternal life and be at peace with God.
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).
For God 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).
God provided the way. You must make the decision…You must take God at His word. You must believe!
…the word of faith, which we preach; that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved (Romans 10:8b-9).
The Apostle Paul put forth the gospel in plain words when he spoke to the church of Corinth. There he said,
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved…how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures (I Corinthians 15:1-4).
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. Call upon Him today. Reach out in true faith and trust Him alone for your eternal destiny. If you truly believe on Him, the Bible says you are saved and sealed by the Holy Spirit.
…the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30).
God wants us to live lives that are pleasing unto Him. Salvation means you have been saved from something (eternal punishment/death) unto something (eternal reward/life). Turn your back on your wicked ways and give everything over to the Lord. Allow Him to live in you.