The decision to say yes to Christ is the most important decision you will ever make in your life.  CMAN knows this decision is important so we want to provide you with a clear understanding on how to begin a relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ.

"For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son..."John 3:16

"But we are bound to give thanks always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth...."
2nd Thessalonians 2:13

Question: But I'm a good person, doesn't that get me into Heaven?

Answer: Many people who do not have a relationship with Christ don't understand the definition of the "original sin". This dates back to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, when they sinned against God (Genesis 3: 1-6),  God cursed mankind (Genesis 3:16-24). Just in case you are wondering, this includes the entire human race.

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God..." Romans 3:23

But God also gave us a way to redeem our original sin through His Son Jesus Christ. Sin is what separates us from a Holy God.

Question: So how am I forgiven and how do I have a relationship with God?

Answer: According to God's word (Holy Bible), there is no other way to God but through His son Jesus Christ.

Jesus says "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me"...
John 14:6

"God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us..."
Romans 5:8

In other words it is God's grace that allows you to come to Him, not your own efforts to clean up your life. You can't work your way to Heaven because it is a free gift.

"For it is by Grace you have been saved through faith, and not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not works, lest anyone should boast..."Ephesians 2:8-9

Question: Do I have a choice to accept Gods gift?

Answer: Yes. We all have a choice. Forgiveness of our sins is a gift from God. We can't earn it, we don't deserve it. It is simply a gift from God. But a gift is not a gift until it has been accepted. In order to receive eternal life, we must accept His gift

"If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved...."Romans 10:9-10

Question: Are you ready?

Are you ready to accept this eternal life Christ is offering you right now? Because when you say yes to Christ you are acknowledging the following.

I know that God loves me and wants a new direction for my life. I acknowledge that I am a sinner and in need of a savior. I repent (means to turn away) from your sins.  I believe in my heart that Jesus paid the death penalty for my sin. I confess that Jesus is my Lord and Savior and I surrender every area of my life to Him.

To begin a relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ simply say this prayer.

Lord God, I confess I am a sinner in need of a Savior.  I believe Jesus Christ died for my sins and rose again defeating death on my behalf. Today I am placing my complete trust in you alone for my salvation by accepting your free gift.

Now if you just prayed this prayer, I would like to hear from you. Please contact me Ernie Stuckey at egstuckey@bellsouth.net. We are here to answer any questions you may have as well as to help you as you begin your new life with Christ.

"I say to you, there is joy in the presence of Angels of God over one sinner who repents..."Luke 15:10