Welcome to the Bible Studio!!!
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The Bible is very important in our lives. God created us, and loves us so much that He gave His only begotten Son: Jesus! Jesus paid our price: HE DIED to save us from our sins so WE DON'T have to DIE instead! But you need to accept Jesus into your heart, if you want to live with Him forever someday in a wonderful place called Heaven where sadness, horror, sin and tears DON'T exist. You should pray (talk to God) and ask Jesus to forgive you for all the wrong things you've done. You can pray this prayer, or something like it:
"Dear Lord Jesus, please forgive me for all of the wrong things I have done. Please come and live within me and help me to do the right thing. I know I'm not perfect, and that You are, so please cleanse me of my sins and give me a pure, clean heart. I repent for all the wrong I've done. Thank You for coming to die on the cross so I didn't have to. I confess that Jesus is Lord and I put my trust in You. In Jesus' name, amen."
Welcome to the family of God!
If you prayed that prayer or one like it, and truly meant it, Jesus has cleansed you from your sins and you have been forgiven for every sin you've ever committed! It's the most wonderful feeling in the history of the world, and GUESS WHAT! There is a REAL ANGEL PARTY IN HEAVEN FOR YOU RIGHT NOW because you REPENTED AND LET JESUS COME INTO YOUR LIFE!!!!!!!!
Pray to Jesus daily and read your Bible. (If you don't have one, ask your parents for one.) God will NEVER fail you!
What about Christmas? What does it mean, and why do people celebrate it?
Christmas is a time when we celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ. (Hence, CHRIST-mas: It means the time when God sent His only Son to save us, or Jesus' Birthday. No one alive on Earth today knows the exact date, but December 25th works.) If you want to read the whole story (straight from the NKJV in the Bible!), go to:
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/206383255/ (or visit the project at right called The Christmas Story)
Resurrection Day (more generally known as Easter Sunday) is a holiday (rotating from March to April) when Jesus died and then, three days later, on a Sunday, He rose from the dead to life again!
Because of how much HE LOVES YOU! If Jesus didn't do it, everyone would just go to hell (a horrible place of eternal punishment) when they died, regardless of their life story. But He did! He wanted you and everyone else to have a chance to live forever with Him in heaven! He loves us much more than anyone deserves! In fact, the only thing that anyone ever deserves is to go to hell, so any amount of love is more than we deserve. But God is asking all of us to repent (turn away from the wrong path and turn to the right path!) and go to heaven instead! He loves us so much more than you could ever imagine. In fact, it's impossible to imagine the extents of the great and everlasting love God has for us, and the great things He has in store for us one day.
None of this means that whether or not you go to heaven is based on what you do. Nothing you can do is good enough to get you there. The only thing you can do is accept Jesus' offer and put your trust and faith completely in Him. He has already done the works! His grace has paid your debt and set you free. You have been FORGIVEN and SAVED BY HIS WORKS, NOT YOURS! So rest in that.
This doesn't mean it's ok to go ahead and do wrong things without a thought to it. This kind of thinking isn't right. It's definitely not ok! But it also doesn't mean that you have to be aware of your works and be perfect. You can't be perfect, but Jesus is, and you're made in His image!
Think of it this way. You're standing on the Santa Monica Pier (located on the western coast of California, beside the Pacific Ocean). You want to get to Hawaii. You can either try to JUMP ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE OCEAN, trusting in yourself and your own strength to make it, or get on the FREE BOAT that is Jesus, which will take you all the way there! All you have to do is accept His offer. It's that simple! Quite a load taken off, huh?