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(23-Feb-2005 at 21:46)
exclamation mark Everyone needs JESUS! JESUS loves you! JESUS died for you!


In the beginning, thousands of years ago, God created the heavens and the earth. He made the sun, the moon and the stars. He made the waters and the dry land. He made all that is on earth. He made the grass, flowers and trees as well as all the fishes, birds and mammal (Genesis 1:1-25).

Then God created man in His own image, male and female. He called the man Adam and the woman was named Eve by her husband. God blessed them and gave them dominion over every living thing on earth. He commissioned them to be fruitful and multiply to fill the earth. (Genesis 1:26-28)

God made a garden in Eden and put Adam and Eve there to take care of it. It was a beautiful place. They lived there in happiness, eating from the trees of the garden. In the garden, God had placed two special trees. One was the Tree of Life. The other, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. God told Adam and Eve that they were not to eat of this tree. If they did, God said that they would surely die. God did not want His children to know evil, so He told them not to eat from that tree. God wanted His children pure and innocent. (Genesis 2:8,9,15,16&17)

Before God made the world, God had prepared a place in the heavenlies called Heaven. He had also made thousands upon thousands of heavenly beings called angels. These heavenly beings served and worshiped God. There was order among the angels. The angels in charge were called arch angels or chief angels. (Hebrews 1:6,7)

At some point in time past, one of the chief angels called Lucifer became proud and rebellious. He vowed to make himself like God. He influenced other angels to follow him and they plotted to exalt themselves above God. God punished Lucifer and the angels by casting them out of Heaven. A lake of fire in a place called Hell was prepared as an ultimate punishment for them. Lucifer, who is the devil, hated God. He desired to "get even" by destroying God's creation. He came into the garden in the form of a serpent, a most crafty beast. He deceived Eve and she ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Eve gave some fruit to Adam, who was with her, and he ate some also. (Genesis 3:1-6)

The disobedience of Adam and Eve was the first sin. God banished them from the Garden of Eden. He knew that they would be tempted to eat of the Tree of Life and, therefore, live forever in their sin. Because of their sin, the curse of God came upon this first family. Their sorrow, after being driven out of their beautiful home, was very great. Since that time, all their descendants, all people from that time until now, are born with a sinful nature, a desire to sin. It does not take long in an individual's life for this nature to manifest itself. (Genesis 3:7-24)

God loves people, His creation. He promised that He would send a Savior to deliver them from the curse of sin. For thousands of years this promise was passed down from generation to generation. Through the centuries, people waited for the Savior to come and free them from the judgment of sin. God periodically sent messengers, His prophets, to encourage people to have faith and wait a little longer. (Matthew 3:1-3)

About 2,000 years ago, during the Roman Empire, God fulfilled His promise. A child, Jesus, whose name means Savior, was to be born to a virgin named Mary. Mary was pledged to be married to a man named Joseph. God said that this Child would be the long waited for Savior of the world. This was to be a true miracle birth. Mary was not married at the time of conception. She had not had sexual relations with any man. An angel called Gabriel prepared Mary for this by visiting her and telling her that God the Holy Spirit would come upon her, leaving her with Child. She would give birth to a Son who would be called Jesus. This baby was God's very own Son. (Luke 1:26-35)

Jesus, born in Bethlehem, lived for 33 years in the land of Israel. He grew up a child of Mary and her husband Joseph. Jesus lived a sinless life. His life was a demonstration of the love of God. He healed the sick and did many wonderful miracles: the blind were made to see; the deaf heard; the lame walked; the dumb spoke. He raised some people from the dead and cast evil spirits out of people who were possessed by them. People loved Jesus and many believed in Him and followed Him. (Luke 7:1-23 , John 11: 30-45)

some religious rulers known of that time became jealous of Jesus. They wanted to kill Him. One day, they seized Him and brought Him before the religious and political courts. After an unfair trial with false witnesses, they sentenced him to death by crucifixion, the cruel Roman method of executing criminals. (John 11: 46-57, John 19)

Those who wanted Jesus dead rejoiced, but not for long. After three days in a tomb, Jesus, the Savior of the world, arose from the dead. He came out of the grave and for forty days appeared to His disciples and friends. They later told this to others. He was taken up into Heaven, where He is today. (Luke 24)

Jesus, the Son of God, died for a purpose. He could have saved Himself by calling on angels to set Him free, but He chose not to. He chose to die and thereby suffer the punishment of sin for each and every one of us. He was judged by God, His father, with the judgment we deserved. He bore our sins when He was crucified. His death, burial and resurrection once again made fellowship between God and man possible. What sin destroyed in the Garden of Eden, Jesus again made possible. (Isaiah 53:4-12, Romans 4:20-25, Romans 5:18,19)

If you have never heard this story before, it might sound quite strange to you. The Bible says in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." For those who believe, this has become our joy, comfort and peace. If you choose to believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that His death, burial and resurrection was for you, you too can receive forgiveness and everlasting life. Jesus will become your personal Savior and Lord if you ask Him. He loves you! He died for you! He wants you to love Him and tell others the story you have just read. There is a penalty if you reject Jesus. The penalty is spending eternity separated from God and His love. The Lake of Fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels will be your eternal home if you do not accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. But if you believe, you will be saved from this terrible fate.

"For if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10 : 9)

You can be saved right now and on your way to Heaven if you will open your heart to Jesus and pray the sinner's prayer out loud. Just say out loud: "God I am a sinner in need of Your forgivesness. Jesus I believe You are the Son of God, that You died for my sins, and that You were buried and that God raised You from the dead as written in the Bible. I confess You now as my Lord and Savior. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for saving me. Amen.”

If you prayed the prayer and meant it, God heard you and has come into you. He has saved you and has given you a new life, because you've been born again and your name is written in the lamb's book of life. You are now a born again believer and a Christian son or daughter of God and you will spend eternity in heaven. Welcome to the family of God.

I encourage you to pray the sinner's prayer today and secure your place in God's eternal heavenly kingdom. Don't wait till tomorrow because tomorrow may never come. We don't know exactly when we will die, this is why it is so important to get saved today because you may die prematurely in a traffic accident, terrorist attack or something else before you get another chance.

May the Lord's richest blessings of grace rest on You.

I highly recommend "The Passion of the Christ" directed by Mel Gibson.

Here are some free online videos for you.


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(23-Feb-2005 at 21:54)

im christian and this is sunday school stuff, why bother with this, everyone who believes already knows about this

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(23-Feb-2005 at 22:03)

im christian, however ppl like this sometimes make me wonder, i mean, converting is something which i dont beleive works, and ppl who are already chrisitans know all the story and dont really want to hear it all over again wherever they go..thats what there is mass for! i wonder if this person is getting a commition or something out of it, i mean..why would he post somthing like that..espescially in LA where he is gona be warned..anyeays..waste of a thread and time i guess

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(23-Feb-2005 at 22:06)

(Originally posted by Money Mathews)

im christian and this is sunday school stuff, why bother with this, everyone who believes already knows about this
I'm not Christian, but was Lutheran "back in the day". And I remember most of this from Sunday school.
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(23-Feb-2005 at 22:35)
Come on, that sounds like a bed time story. If you're going to copy the jewish religion atleast copy it correctly!

Anyway, I dont understand how you can think that just saying jesus is lord will save from going to hell, or why you think you can sin and it will be alright aslong as you confess? And another weird thing is how jesus is as powerful as god, yet was born to a mortal woman... Aswell as how he brought the dead to life, cured the sick, blind, deaf and so on. And most of all I dont understand how you can worship a common criminal.

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(23-Feb-2005 at 22:45)

(Originally posted by Money Mathews)

im christian and this is sunday school stuff, why bother with this, everyone who believes already knows about this
I agree, plus I think there's a book about this I read once.

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Ok, I'll do that right away, wouldn't want this big source of factual knowledge to slip away now would we?

Seriously though, this is rubbish. If all the intelligent Christians on this site haven't converted us yet, this isn't likely to succed. Actually, more the opposite, kinda shows what Religion can do to some people.

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(23-Feb-2005 at 22:50)

Wow, I was completely unaware of all that Jesus did! I think I'm going to convert!

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But I was here first, damn it!

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(23-Feb-2005 at 23:42)

Oh, I thought that Jesus was the evil one.

Thanks for clarifying that

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(24-Feb-2005 at 00:41)

I have noticed that there has been a rash of religious spam on UT recently...could it be that we have made a reputation for our selves as some big place where all the hethens hang out?

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(24-Feb-2005 at 01:07)

*closed for rampant stupidity*

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