If you want to be saved and have your sins forgiven you need to come to the rock and the rock is Christ. The Bible says:
“I don’t want you to forget, dear brothers and sisters, about our ancestors in the wilderness long ago. All of them were guided by a cloud that moved ahead of them, and all of them walked through the sea on dry ground. In the cloud and in the sea, all of them were baptized as followers of Moses. All of them ate the same spiritual food, and all of them drank the same spiritual water. For they drank from the spiritual rock that traveled with them, and that rock was Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 10.
Jesus said to the religious people of His day:
“You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me!” – John 5:39.
We cannot get saved by reading a book. We can get saved if we believe in the one about whom the Bible – The Word of God – is telling us about. And the entire Bible is telling us about Jesus.
Jesus also said:
“Now having been questioned by the teachers of the law (the Pharisees) as to when the kingdom of God was coming, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is in you.” – Luke 17:21.
We don’t have to travel to a different country to get closer to God or to have our sins forgiven. We need to confess our sins to one the one who can forgive us – Jesus –
Jesus will forgive your sins.
Only Jesus can wash away your sins.
Jesus made a Hajj to the cross
For those who don’t know, all Muslims who are physically fit and can support their families are to go to the city of Mecca in the country of Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage. This pilgrimage is called the Hajj. While at the Hajj Muslims walk around something known as the Kaaba. The Muslims who go on this Hajj are very religious and believe that it is necessary to go the Hajj if you want to obey God.
As Christians we believe Jesus made a journey the cross for us and we have to believe in Him if we want to be saved and have our sins forgiven. The Bible says that Jesus carried our sins to the cross and died for us:
“it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the sins of the world.” (Isaiah 53:4).
Peter says in the Bible: “He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.” (1 Peter 2:24).
If we want to have our sins forgiven we need to come to Christ. If we want to have eternal life we need to get in contact with Jesus. We don’t have to throw stones at Him we have to give Him our hearts and our lives. We need to invite Him into our hearts and lives.
The journey to Jesus
Jesus said: “If you want to be my disciple, you must hate everyone else by comparison—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple. And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple.
“But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’
You need to count the cost and ask yourself: am I ready to be insulted and persecuted and hated for being a follower of Jesus?
If you want to be saved you need to accept that you have to change the way you live your life. You need to put the sinful behaviours and patterns and habits of your life behind you and decide in your heart that you are going to live for God. You have to want to be freed from your sinful lifestyle and you have to be ready to commit your life to God.
Don’t worry…if you love God Jesus will appear to you
God is a God who can see your heart. We cannot see the hearts of men and women but God can.
If you love God and want to live for God I guarantee you Jesus will appear to you: His own words prove it.
“This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. – John 3:19-21.
Jesus is the light and if you love God and righteousness you will find God. You will find God in the face of Jesus. May the peace of God be yours as you call upon Jesus to forgive you your sins. He is the only one who can give peace to your souls.