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Nine years ago, my life took a different turn–a turn that I will never, ever forget.
It was in Angeles City, Pampanga. I was just about to enter college, and I was attending our church’s youth camp. Our senior Pastor came the first night of the camp to preach a message of salvation from God’s word.
I thought I was about to hear the same gospel preaching like the ones I’ve heard so many times over and over all my life. My mind was just about ready to wander away to some other thoughts for the week, and forget about that message being given that night.
But there was something different from that message that night.
For the very first time in my life, I found myself wondering, doubting, if at all I was saved: if at all I knew and was sure that my soul, if ever I died that night, would go to heaven. For the first time in my life, I was thrown into an unknown dark space of my mind, trying to convince myself that this cannot be this way.
But it was, and I was soon arriving at the scary conclusion of it all: that I did not know where my soul will go if ever I died that night.
After 7 pleadings from the pastor, I finally went forward to receive Christ as our Savior. We were 88 that night.
For the first time in my life, I realized four important truths. First, I am a sinner. There’s no doubt about that: everybody knows he or she is a sinner. I also realized that I have to pay for my sins by death. The Bible showed me that the wages of sin is death, and that my soul is in danger of suffering forever. While I was trying to save myself, I soon found out that I could never save myself. I needed Christ as my Savior.
The next thing I did was to repent of my sins before God and asked Him to forgive me of my sins. And that day, through a sinner’s prayer, I put my faith in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Personal Savior!
From that day on, there was no turning back. I rose up from the altar of the place a changed man: a new creature. I have been forgiven my sins, and have been given the gift of eternal life. I can now claim the promise of one day seeing God in heaven, because I have been forgiven of all of my sins, and I am now living by faith as a child of God.
I don’t believe in accidents. The fact that you have reached this far in your reading only means this: God wants you to experience the same experience that I did. Salvation!
If you would like to be saved all you need to do is to repent of your sins and put your faith in Jesus as your Lord and Savior. If that’s what you want right now, you can follow this simple prayer:
“Dear God, I realized I am a sinner. And today I repent of my sins. Please forgive me of my sins, dear God. Today, I trust Jesus and accept Him as my personal Lord and Savior. That you for your love for me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”