My dear friend,
Thank you so much for taking the time to view this portion of our church website. The content in this portion is by far the most crucial. Contained in these few paragraphs is the information necessary to move your life from your current position of damnation and separation from God to eternal, abundant life; first here on earth and secondly after death in heaven, secured from the judgment of Hell. Please, I plead with you to take the time to carefully read the fqollowing few lines and consider your current position with God.
- Pastor Cavanaugh
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Genesis 1:1
Man was created by God with two very special conditions. The first was a perfect environment. When God created the world He did so without pain, sickness, or death; everything was beautiful. God did so because he loves us and wants us to love Him. In order for us to love Him God would have to make us with the second of our special conditions which is called free will. Free will is your ability to choose to do whatever you want. Without free will, love would cease to be love, and we would all just be robots. Love without the exercising of free will always leaves the loved object wondering if they are really loved. (Genesis 1:27) "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned." (Romans 5:12) Here is the problem with the world today;we all use our free will to serve ourselves. We are by nature self-seeking, and self-centered. We like to do what we want to do and nobody including God can stop us. Otherwise we do not have free will and we are back at being robots. Sin is the disobedience to the Law of God and we like to sin. Lying is a sin, stealing is a sin, looking with lust is a sin. God said , "Thou shall not bear false witness, thou shall not lie, and thou shall not covet." When you do these things you are disobeying God's law and committing sin. Sin is what causes pain, suffering, sickness and death. Sin separates us from God and will cost us the judgment of eternity in hell. (Romans 6:23) "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
(Romans 5:8)"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Now this is the exciting part. God Loves you and I so much that he decided even though we would exercise our free will to sin instead of obey Him he would still love us. At the same time because He is perfect he must impart justice. We deserve death in hell for our sin. The penalty must be paid or God is not just and there by not perfect and He is perfect. God provided Himself a solution to the prblem of sin. He would send His only begotten son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross to pay that penalty for you, me, and the whole world. Wow! what great love God has for all the people of the world. Jesus died, was buried, and three days later rose up from the grave, with the power over sin and death. So if Jesus could raise himself from the dead we know he has the power to raise us from the dead to life everlasting in heaven with Him for eternity. (John 3:16) "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."
(Romans 10:9)"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." Now this is the Bible way to have your sin forgiven and your new relationship with God started today. It is simple and easy. Put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. You must repent of your sin by admitting that you have sinned and come short of obeying Gods law. You must believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and that He died,was buried, and three days later rose from the grave for you. This is how salvation takes place. Through a simple prayer, prayed to God who is waiting for you to show your love by exercising your free will. Will you today cry out to God for the salvation of your soul? Will you place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ and allow Him to become Lord of your life?
(Romans 10:10) "For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
Salvation is a free gift available for all who are willing to receive it. Will you today accept Christ as your personal Savior? You do not need a church or a pastor; all you need to do is cry out to God and ask Him to forgive you. Tell Him you believe Jesus is Lord,and that you want Him to be your personal Lord and Savior. (Acts 4:12) "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
Please feel free to contact us at anytime if you have any further questions.