Timeline, Part 1
Salvation Bible Basics
Imagine a timeline. This line is representation of your life. There was a day when you were born. There was a day when most of you graduated from high school. There was a day when you went to university or TAFE, or you began your first job. There was a day when some of you got married. Eventually, there will be a day when you will die. We will put it far enough out to plan on life being long for you. But no one really knows, do they?
Somewhere on the line of life, there must be a time and a place when you were born again. There must be a time and a place when you understood you were not right with God, you realised that Christ died for you and He was your only hope, therefore you repented of your sins and believed on Christ. You asked God to save you based on what Christ had done for you. That day came for me April 21, 1971; a Wednesday night, about a month and one‑half before I graduated from high school. The Lord Jesus came into my heart and into my life. I acknowledged I was a sinner. My life has been altered visibly ever since.
Romans 10:9 says, ‘That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.‘ Here is God’s means of taking what Christ has done on the cross and making it yours. You must with your mouth call on Him as Lord. It is not just enough to say you believe in Jesus. We are talking about believing in the sense that your life course is altered. We are talking about a change of life that happens.