“I will be found by you
if you search for me
with all your heart.”
— God, Jeremiah 29:13, The Bible
 
 

Imagine you live in a nice two story house. You are in a bedroom on the
second floor when the house catches fire. There is no way of escape.
You run to the window and throw it open. Too far to jump. But you see
a fire truck coming down the lane. The firemen stand a ladder up to
your window and one of them climbs up to help. He comes to the window
and says “I am a fireman and I am here to rescue you.” You have a
choice to make.

1. You can believe about the fireman. “Sir, I believe you are a
fireman”. If you then close the window on him and stay inside you will
surely perish.

2. You can believe the fireman. “Sir, you say you are here to
rescue me and I believe you.” If you then close the window on him and
stay inside you will likewise perish.

3. You can believe on the fireman. That is, put yourself into his
care and allow him to carry you down the ladder in the manner he
designates. If you do this you will live.

This last is the language of the Bible. We are to believe on the
Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. It is not enough to believe
about him, nor to merely believe him. But we must put ourselves
into his care and keeping, believing on him and gaining
eternal life (John 3:36).

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There are two things you will need to think about. You wil need to:

  1. Agree with God about the problem
  2. Agree with God about the solution

Each of these items has two sub-components:

  1. Agree with God about the problem
    • All have sinned (Romans 3:23)
    • The soul that sinneth it shall die (Ezekiel 18:4)
  2. Agree with God about the solution
    • Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (1 Timothy 1:15)
    • Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved (Acts 16:31)