It is our desire that everyone should know and experience the love of our God almighty. With this desire in our hearts, we at FFC prepared a booklet with the following few points that proclaims the good news about our saviour Jesus Christ in the simplest of the ways possible.
These copies are available free for distribution, so please contact us.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16
1. WHAT IS THE PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF GOD CREATING MAN?
The very purpose of God creating man is to have a fellowship with Him. In the beginning man was without sin and God moved with man hand in hand. But the devil deceived man, and man sinned. That instantly created a distance between God and man because God is holy and He cannot associate with a sinful man anymore. Eventually sin grew in the world, and people forgot their creator, started to worship the creation, and continued to live and die in sin.
2. WHO IS JESUS?
Jesus is the son of God, sent by God, to take away sin from this world, and thereby SAVE us all from eternal destruction. Jesus came into this world as a human, died a humiliating and painful death for the sake of all our sins on the cross, and rose up from death victoriously on the third day. God gave His son, Jesus, exclusive right of deciding who will inherit God’s kingdom. Hence, everyone who believes in Jesus and are acceptable to Him alone shall become God’s children, and enter the gates of heaven and live with God forever in glory.
3. WHAT IS THE MISSION OF JESUS?
God always loved His people, and He always longed to re-establish that lost connection. And from the very day man sinned, God had a salvation plan for people who are perishing because of Sin, for the wages of sin is death. Accordingly He send His only begotten son Jesus to the people as a human being, to reveal Himself and His love, and to reunite them with God. The mission of Jesus is to remove the distance between God and man which was created by the sins of man.
4. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RELIGION AND CHRISTIANITY?
Christianity is not a religion; it is an opportunity to find LIFE. Religion is a description of man’s best efforts to reach up and find God. Christianity is a description of God coming down to lift man upto Himself. Religion expects that we should work out our own salvation by our own strength, whereas Jesus did everything on our behalf and gave us salvation freely. While religion believes that we can please God by religious practices and doing good deeds, Christianity demands that we can only please God by loving Him with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our strength and with all our mind; While religion puts us in bondage of intricate religious practices, Jesus sets us free from them. While the foundation of religion is fear, the foundation of Christianity is LOVE, God’s love for us!!
5. WHAT IS SALVATION?
God so loves us that He is longing to meet and have long lasting fellowship with us. But sin in us hinders God to have a relationship with us. If not dealt with, sin will eventually lead us to eternal death which is an eternal suffering in hell. God never wants this to happen as He is full of love for every one of us. Since God knows that we as mere human beings cannot get rid of our own sins by any means including following strict religious practices, He sent Jesus, His only son, to die for the sake of all our sins. Because of Jesus’ death, God exempted all of us from punishment, since God took His son’s perfect sacrifice on the cross as a total payment for the entire sins of mankind. This is the salvation plan of God, to save us from death, give us eternal life, and win us back.
6. HOW CAN I KNOW THAT I AM A SINNER?
The Bible tells us that we are all sinners. In fact we are already born with sin. When we break God’s commands and live a life that is not acceptable to Him, we sin against God. There is no human who is holy and without sin. Only God is holy. Although God loves the sinners, He vehemently hates sin. And therefore unless we are free from sin reunion with God is impossible.
7. WHAT SHOULD I DO TO BE FREE FROM SIN?
You need not do anything as Jesus has already set you free from sin by dying on the cross. Through His death, He paid a huge penalty for all of your sins, not just for the sins of your past, but even for your sins of today and tomorrow. We are all now free from the wages of sin, that is death. We are now free from condemnation.
8. WHAT DO I GET BY JESUS’ DEATH ON THE CROSS?
Jesus died on the cross on our behalf. God took all our sins and laid them on Jesus who is innocent, and punished Him for our sake. Because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, we now have the greatest possibility to live forever in His glory. ETERNAL LIFE is a free and incredible gift given to all those who believe in Jesus. All of us will die one day and leave our physical bodies, but those who die with Jesus as their Lord and savior will continue to live forever in great joy in the presence of God in heaven. Because of Jesus’ death and resurrection we all today have HOPE for the future. Through the death of Jesus, the devil is destroyed, it no longer has a reason to accuse us of our sins! Through His death God took away our guilt. This is indeed freedom!!
9. HOW CAN I BE SAVED, BECOME A CHRISTIAN, AND RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE?
It is very SIMPLE. In order to be SAVED from eternal death and receive the gift of eternal life, you need to believe that you are a sinner, repent of your sins, and ask God for forgiveness.
You can become God’s disciple or a Christian by just believing that Jesus is the son of God, and that He came to this world as a human being born to a virgin, and that He is our savior who died on the cross for the sake of our sins, and rose up from death on the third day. To become a Christian you must ONLY BELIEVE. The devil does not want us to believe Jesus as our saviour, and hence perish. It creates spiritual blindness, and closes our mind from receiving the message. It makes us determined not to believe. But God can give us the power to believe. We must just have willingness to BELIEVE!!
10. WHAT IS BEING BORN AGAIN AND WHAT IS BAPTISM?
Jesus wants us to be born gain and be baptized. He wants to remove our old self, and give us a new beginning or a new birth. When you repent of our sins, ask God for forgiveness, and believe in the name of Jesus, you become a born again person. At that very moment Jesus will accept you as His child, cleanses you and fills you with His spirit. In short, your decision to become a Christian makes you a born again person. Baptism is an announcement you make to the world that you are now a born again CHRISTIAN.
11. WHAT IS GOD EXPECTING FROM US?
Jesus wants us to become His disciples. The world calls these disciples as Christians. A disciple is the one who resembles and reflects his master in every walk of his life. God expects that we live like Him, a life that is different from the world, a life that follows God’s commands, a life that is full of love, because GOD IS LOVE. ( I Corinthians 13:4.)
12. WHAT IS SECOND COMING? IS JESUS COMING BACK?
Jesus who came for the first time to die for all of us, in order to save us, is going to come back for the second time. This time He will come as a judge, to judge those who did not believe in Him. The only criterion with which Jesus will judge is whether a person believed in His name or not. He will take all those who believed in His name to Heaven, which is His dwelling place.
13. CAN SOMEONE FORCE ME TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN?
No, not at all. To become God’s disciple is a personal and voluntary choice. By force you can make a person Christian for human statistics, but that person will be missing in God’s list. Unless you are accepted by Jesus you cannot become His child. God sees your heart, and you can convince Him only by your voluntary and determined decision to follow Him.
14. IF YOU WANT TO FOLLOW JESUS AND ACCEPT HIM AS YOUR SAVIOUR, PRAY LIKE THIS:
“Lord Jesus, I confess that I am a sinner. Please forgive me. I believe that you are the son of the living God who came in to this world and died on the cross on my behalf and was raised by God on the third day. Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross for a sinner like me. Please save me, and give me the gift of eternal life. I want to love you and follow you until the end. Thank you Jesus for saving me, and accepting me as your child. Amen”. If you have prayed this prayer, you must now believe that your sins are forgiven, and that God has saved you. CONGRATULATIONS!! Now you are a born again Christian.
15. WHAT NEXT AND WHO IS HOLY SPIRIT?
Now all what you can do is find a church near you where you can have fellowship with other Christians. Read Bible everyday as God is willing to speak to you through His word. Reading Bible alone can strengthen you and guide you in right direction. You must pray to God as often as possible. And since God does not stay in any confined area, you can pray to Him from anywhere, right from the place where you are standing or working. Remember that when Jesus left this world, He sent Holy Spirit to be with us in His place. Today Holy Spirit is with us, and He will guide us, help us, and walk with us as long as we are in this world.