The Place Where God and People Matter

Anthony First Baptist Church

God loves the whole world and all of those that are in it (John 3:16). After all He created each and everyone of us and He makes no mistakes. He wants each of us to be with Him in heaven one day experiencing life as He designed it....perfect and not stained by our mistakes (church folks call that sin). We all make mistakes and we are separated from God's presence because of them. The Bible says that "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"  (Romans 3:23) The problem with sin is this.... our sins are against  a holy God who must deal with that sin. The Bible says "For the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23) ....Uh Oh we have a problem!  There is Good News though....God presents us with a perfect solution to our problem.

 

The solution to our problem is Jesus, God's Son. He came to this earth and lived a mistake (sin) free life in order to become our Savior. The very verse that announced our judgement and penalty also includes "but the gift of God is eterenal life through Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23b) Jesus became our sin substitute and paid for our all of our sins. If you believe that Jesus died for your sins and God raised Him from the dead and ask for Him to be your Savior you will be saved. (Romans 10:9) Now that is truly Good News! You have to believe in your heart and ask for His forgiveness.

 

We believe there is a huge difference between RELIGION and CHRISTIANITY. Let me explain. Religion is all about doing. It says you must do "this" and then a little of "that" in order to be made right with God.  That is pure legalism. The problem with that approach is this....How do you know when you have done enough good to be right with a Holy God? Answer....you never will know! Christianity is not defined as doing but rather by the word DONE.  Jesus, who was perfect, paid it all on Calvary when He shed his blood for those who would believe in Him. He stated "It is finished". That means He did what was required to make both you and I right with God.

Now you will have to choose. Do you want to live a life of "doing" and never be certain if it was enough, or would you rather trust in the power of Christ who paid it all for you? I think you can see that choosing Christ to be your savior is the right thing to do.

 

Some may say that seems to be a little too easy. Jesus said "I am the Way, the Truth, the Life and that no man may come to the Father but by me." Notice that Jesus did not say that you can get to heaven or be made right by doing enough good, giving enough money, or even serving Him every single day. He said I am the way  Give me Jesus any day of the week! Your turn....how about trusting Him today and making it DONE once and for all?  You will ot regret the decision to trust Him.  That is Our Philosophy and we are sticking to it!

Our Philosophy

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