This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #380 titled, “To President Trump and Others, God’s Last Name is Not Damn” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.
Many people strive to make a name for themselves. A person’s name symbolizes not only what they have accomplished in their lifetime, but it also reveals their character, whether good or bad. The Bible states in Proverbs 22:1, “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches…” In fact, God values His Name so much that He gave the following command: “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.”
The Bible is the record of God’s love for mankind. Throughout the Bible, many names referring to God are given, and each name gives a different aspect of God’s character. For instance, Isaiah 9:6 states, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” These names refer to the precious Son of God, Jesus Christ, and each Name gives a glimpse of God’s character.
Not only does the Bible show the character of God, but it reveals the depravity of man. Romans 3:12 states, “…there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Your sin has earned spiritual death, separation from a Holy God, and an eternity in hell. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death…” The Bible says in Revelation 20:14-15, “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
The good news is that God’s love for you gives you a way of escape. This way is revealed in His Name. Matthew 1:21 states, “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.” God loves you so much that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the penalty for your sins. The Bible says in Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus’ death on the cross paid your sin debt, if you will only believe in Him. Jesus Christ stated in John 5:24, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”
The Bible was “…written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” There is no other way to obtain Salvation. The Bible states in Acts 4:12, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Doing good deeds will not earn your Salvation. God said, “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
Obtaining Salvation and an eternity in Heaven is so simple. God gives you this promise: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved…For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
If you believe that Jesus Christ died in your place and rose again from the dead and you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.
What’s in a name? The Bible says in Philippians 2:9-11 that the Name of Jesus is “…above every name: That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” One day, you will believe in God, but will you be too late? Please do not take your salvation lightly. Trust in Christ today.
Thank you for listening to this Gospel presentation. If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after listening to this podcast, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. To find out more about what you need to do after trusting Christ as Savior, visit GospelLightSociety.com and read “What to Do After You Enter Through the Door”.
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