How can a person know God... 
        have the forgiveness of sin... 
                have peace and joy in this life and the life to come?

Consider some things...
                        How the Bible Defines Sin:

Ungodlines; Godless; Transgression; crossing the line; breaking the law of God -

Romans 5:8-10 - "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life."

Romans 1:18 - "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;"

The Effects of Sin:

All are proclaimed guilty because of sin.-

Romans 3:19 - "Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God."
Sin condemns and brings judgement. -

John 3:18, 19 - "John 3:18-19 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil."
The penalty of sin is death - 

Romans 6:23 - "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
We sin because we are sinners. Sinners must be saved and forgiven or they will suffer the consequences of their sin.

The Only Remedy For Sin:

Repent of your sin, trust Christ, and be saved! - Acts 2:38 - "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."
Salvation is eternal. It can never be lost. - John 10:28 - "And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand."
God makes right and forgives those who trust in Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord. -

Romans 8:1 - "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."
You must be born again. -

John 3:3 - "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

Are you certain your sins are forgiven and you will live in Christ’s presence in Heaven one day? All you must do is to admit your sinfulness to God and trust in the payment Christ made for your sins on the cross through His shed blood.

Romans 10:9-10 - "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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."


 Why not pray and ask God now to forgive you and save you by trusting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour? Believe God at His Word... He loves you...

Jesus died in your place so you could be forgiven.