Below are some Scriptures mentioned in the video regarding the solution to the gap of separation our sin brings. God through His love made a way to span this gap of separation through the sending of His Son. Jesus is our ultimate Gap Stander or Bridge that spans this gap back to the Father. Nothing we do in our effort deals with the justice our sin demands before our holy God.
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 3:16 (ESV)
But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
- Romans 5:8 (ESV)
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life.
- Romans 6:23 (ESV)
without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.
- Hebrews 9:22 (ESV)
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us
- Galatians 3:13 (ESV)
He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
- Titus 3:5-7 (ESV)
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
- Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV)
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 with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
- Romans 10:9-10 (ESV)
All Have Access to this Jesus
The one who knows he or she is messed up has access to this Jesus. The one who strives to clean up for God has access to this same Jesus. The one who tries living life on his or her own in hopes of finding a place with God has access to this same Jesus. Anyone who tries finding a way back to God on their own terms still access to this same Jesus.
Coming to faith in Christ is just that... faith. It is realizing that you can do nothing to bridge your way back to a relationship with God because of your sin. Jesus bridged this gap and only He is able to offer this access, this justice before God, this forgiveness, this new life all through trust in Him.
A Choice of the Heart
Coming to faith in Christ is a choice of the the heart to place one's trust solely in Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins before God. It is through faith pledging to follow this same Jesus by faith throughout the rest of your life. It's coming to the end of yourself and beginning a new chapter by faith in Jesus' perfect life, sacrificial death, and glorious resurrection.
Making this faith choice is not a rote prayer, but rather a conscious choice in your heart. If you find God showing you these things are true and you believe them and want to follow Him by faith, simply cry out to Him in your own words telling Him that!