The four spiritual laws – What are they?The Four Spiritual Laws is the title of an outreach booklet created by Campus Crusade for Christ founder Dr. Bill Bright. Translated into numerous languages worldwide, it includes four important "laws" that can lead a person to faith in Christ.
The first spiritual law is that "God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life." John 3:16 teaches, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." John 10:10 (NIV) gives us the reason that Jesus came: "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." The Four Spiritual Laws asks, "What is blocking us from God's love? What is preventing us from having an abundant life?"
The second spiritual law answers this question: "Humanity is tainted by sin and is therefore separated from God. As a result, we cannot know God's wonderful plan for our lives." Romans 3:23 states, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 6:23 adds, "the wages of sin is death." According to the Four Spiritual Laws, God created us to have fellowship with Him. However, humanity brought sin into the world, and is therefore separated from God. What is the solution?
The third spiritual law answers by stating, "Jesus Christ is God's only provision for our sin. Through Jesus Christ, we can have our sins forgiven and restore a right relationship with God." Romans 5:8 shares, "but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." First Corinthians 15:3-4 says, "For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures." Jesus taught that He is the only way of salvation: "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6).
The fourth spiritual law answers how you can receive this gift: "We must place our faith in Jesus Christ as Savior in order to receive the gift of salvation and know God's wonderful plan for our lives." In John 1:12 we read, "But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." Acts 16:31 teaches, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved." Salvation comes through grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Are you willing to place your faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior and receive this free gift of eternal life? If so, do it now. There is no special prayer you must pray to do so. Words will not save you. Only Jesus can save you. However, the following prayer is one you can use to tell God you are ready to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior:
"Dear God, I realize I am a sinner separated from you. I can never reach heaven by my own good deeds. But you have made provision for my sin. Right now I place my faith in Jesus Christ as God's Son who died for my sins and rose from the dead to give me eternal life. Please forgive me of my sins and help me to live for you. Thank you for accepting me and giving me eternal life."
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