Making the personal decision to follow Christ
September 21, 2011
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Billy Graham, in my estimation, is one of the greatest preachers in the history of the Christian faith. I once heard him talk about his son, Franklin, who grew up with a very godly mother and father. But when Franklin was about 25 years old, he realized that he didn’t know Christ.
Here he had grown up in the home of Billy Graham, but didn’t know the Lord! So Franklin personally received Christ and now he works in some of the most troubled spots in the world for the advancement of the Gospel. But first he had to realize that being a member of Billy Graham’s family didn’t get him into heaven. Only a personal faith could.
It doesn’t matter if you’re in Billy Graham’s family or Osama bin Laden’s, you must personally receive Christ as your Lord and Savior to be saved. Salvation is a personal decision and each and every person is held to account for it!
Maybe you’ve grown up in a Christian home. Or, maybe you’ve been raised in a very un-Christian home. Either way, you have the choice today to personally follow Christ or not to do so. So no matter your background, step out in faith and receive forgiveness through Christ today!
WHATEVER YOUR FAMILY BACKGROUND, YOU HAVE A PERSONAL DECISION TO MAKE WHEN IT COMES TO JESUS CHRIST. SO TRUST IN HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION FOR FORGIVENESS TODAY!
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