Please take time to read this and find out about two free offers.
Free offer #1 — the second part of the Holy Bible — the New Testament
If you would like a free copy of the New Testament, please call Pastor Faucette at 450-974-7365 or e-mail us. Please indicate your street address and a day and time you will be home, so that we can deliver it in person and answer any questions you may have about the Bible or our church.
Free offer #2 — eternal life — salvation from sin and hell
“For the wages of [payment for] sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Unlike “offer #1,” this offer is not a physical object that we can place in your hands. However, God makes this wonderful offer in His Word, the Bible, and you can receive it right now! Are you interested? Please read the rest of this brochure to learn how to receive this gift directly from God.
You will have noticed several words I used to describe “Free offer #2” — salvation … sin … hell. These are not my words, they are Bible words, words that God wants you to know about and understand thoroughly in order to be able to accept His offer of eternal life. Let’s take these words in logical order:
This is the big problem you and I and every other human being have. God tells us in the Bible, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). What is sin? It may surprise you that what most people consider to be sin is far from God’s definition of sin. God is the One who created us and has the right to set the rules.
The Bible tells us that “sin is the transgression of the law” (1John 3:4). The law is everything that God commands in His Word, the Bible. For example, one small fraction of God’s law is found in the Ten Commandments. And yet just one or two of these ten commandments is sufficient to show us we are not “just short of perfection” but rather rebels against a holy God and very far from perfection indeed. The fifth commandment: “Honor thy father and thy mother” (Exodus 20:12). To honor means to obey and treat with respect. Have you ever been disobedient or disrespectful to your parents? How about the ninth one: Have you ever lied? God reveals in the Bible that sin is every act, word, or attitude that is not completely in harmony with His perfect will and ways. You may be saying right now, “That’s impossible, He is asking for PERFECTION!” You would be right — it is impossible for us sinners to be perfect. The Lord Jesus Christ said, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48). God also commanded us in 1Peter 1:15-16, “Be ye holy in all manner of conversation [in all your behavior]; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”
You can see then that we have all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory (His holiness and perfection). You may possibly be saying, “Well, I know I’m not perfect, but neither is anyone else — why should I worry about it?” Let’s look at another important Bible word: Hell.
The fact is, there is a dreadful penalty for sin. God warns us in Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death …” We not only deserve physical death, but as the rest of the verse points out, God is talking about eternal things. This death is explained in Revelation 20:14, “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death” and in Revelation 21:8, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whore-mongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
If God did not require a penalty for sin, He would not be a just and righteous God. And, if God allowed anything or anyone less than perfect into His perfect heaven, then heaven would no longer be perfect — it would no longer be heaven. We are all sinners and deserve the penalty of sin, an eternity in the lake of fire. That is bad news indeed! But God has some wonderfully good news (that is what the word “Gospel” means)!
The wonderful truth is that God loves us, in spite of the fact that we are sinners. The Lord Jesus in John 3:16 stated, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth [trusts] in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” God, in His infinite love and wisdom made a way so that He could still be perfectly just and righteous and yet enable sinners like us to become His children and enter heaven and live with Him forever. The penalty of our sin must be paid. But God’s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, left heaven and became man in order to take our place and suffer for us the deserved penalty for our sins on the cross of Calvary. The sinless One was punished in place of us sinners. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). “For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust” (1Peter 3:18a).
In the Bible, God makes it clear that we, as sinners, can never meet God’s standard of absolute perfection. God, in the Person of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, not only took your place and suffered the penalty of sin for you, but when you trust in Him for salvation, He then also transfers to you His perfect righteousness, so that you can enter heaven on the merits of His perfect righteousness alone. “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2Corinthians 5:21). God cannot accept your own attempts to be and do good because anything less than perfection is sin. His only Son, Jesus Christ, did it all for you. There is nothing left for you to pay or do. As Jesus hung on the cross dying for you, He cried, “It is finished!” (John 19:30). You can only receive salvation as a free gift. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).
God offers you salvation from sin and hell, and gives it to you the moment you recognize that you are a sinner, deserving of hell, and accept Christ’s payment on your behalf. Will you receive God’s offer of eternal life? Will you ask God right now to save you from sin and hell, on the basis of what Christ did for you on the cross? God declares, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13). Praying is simply talking to God. Talk to Him and let Him know what you now understand about sin, hell, and salvation, and ask Him to save you.
If you need help in what to say, you could pray to God something like this:
Dear God, I know I am a sinner, deserving of hell. I know that your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, died on the cross in my place and paid the awful penalty for my sin. I accept His payment for my sin personally and ask you to save me for Christ’s sake. Thank you for making me your child and giving to me eternal life. In Christ’s name I pray. Amen.
If you just now trusted Christ to save you from your sin, would you let me rejoice with you? Would you call me or e-mail me right away? My phone and e-mail address are listed for you below. I encourage you to start reading in the New Testament part of the Bible, beginning with the Gospel of John. If you don’t have a Bible, please let me know. I’d be happy to provide one for you free. Don’t forget that God wants you to grow as a Christian by being taught the Word of God in a loving church such as ours. See you there!
Pastor Steve Faucette