I have been asking myself that exact same question.
well when i came to know the Lordship of Jesus Christ when my family - myself , my 24 year old brother and my mom came to Powered By Christ Church . we have wondered " How can I can accept Jesus in my life , even if my past sinful life was a mess" . well our Pastor - Doctor Joseph Sottile is a wonderful man of God and friend to be with . it starts with a simple step that we need to take .
it says in
Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
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.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
in other words we need to humble ourselves before God and confess our sins with our mouths and then we will be saved. because Jesus Christ didn't come to condemn the world but to save it . when we get baptized with the holy spirit and with water and fire . our sinful pasts simmers and dies because Jesus remembers them no more . Our Pastor helps over a lot of people who are lost to bring them to Jesus Christ . because back then i wasn't ready to be born again . but i did it in my own way by saying Yes . because we need to make that decision on whom we'll serve
Jesus Christ loved us because he made us in his own image . with many talents and gifts . because Jesus made us special in his own eyes. He came and paid the price for our sins on the cross 2,000 years ago . but on the third day he rose again from the dead because he wanted a family to love . He died for you . Just for you