Everyone who entered is a winner but we picked two that stood out to us. We all should strive to allow our actions to be a light that attracts the lost. But the truth is, anyone can be kind or nice, helping others and being a blessing, even an atheist. That’s because we all have a God given conscience that tells us what we ought to do. If we are honest, we must admit that non-believers can be just as moral and kind and helpful as Christians. Often times much better. So what do we have that is different? The “Truth”.
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? Rom 10:14 ESV
Francis of Assisi is said to have said, "Preach the gospel at all times; when necessary, use words." I have heard many people quote this as an excuse to not speak the truth. Recent research has actually discovered http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2009/mayweb-only/120-42.0.html
that these words are found nowhere in the writings of St Francis. If you study what he did teach and live, a better quote would be - Preach the gospel and use words they're necessary.
There was not a prize offered for this contest. Everyone did it because of their love for Jesus. Thats why giving our first place winner a prize is that much more special. Our winner is a Gold member. Well was a Gold member. They are now a Platinum member.
Please add your Invitation to Accept Jesus onto this blog at anytime you happen to find it.You never know who will read it. It may be the final nudge a person needs to step into eternal life. They will thank you in Heaven. First Place
Re: #1 Invitation to Accept Jesus Blog
by RosBunney » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:47 am
Of Rats and Coffee
Blog contest for http://www.faithwriters.com
The voice on the phone was bursting with excitement. My friend Jen was on a work placement, doing cancer research.
“I think I’m onto something,” she told me. “It could be the cure for cancer. If I get consistent results with the rat tissue, I’ll try it with human tissue.” Jen had discovered that ordinary caffeine, as found in coffee, appeared to destroy cancer in rat cells. Sadly, it didn’t have the same effect with human cells, and wasn’t the cure she had been hoping for.
However, it got me thinking. Only a week before, a friend’s husband had said, “What I don’t like about these Christians is the way they keep trying to tell everyone what they believe. Why can’t they just keep it to themselves?” Jen was uncharacteristically excited when she thought she had found a cancer cure. In Jesus, we have the cure for something worse than cancer, an eternal disease which will separate us from God, from all love and joy, for all eternity. Why wouldn’t we share this with the world?
Our greatest need is not for happiness, but for forgiveness. Until we see this, we are like the patient who is unaware that he has cancer. He feels well, he has no worries about his health, he is ignorant of the fatal threat developing silently inside him. Once the cancer is diagnosed, he is more anxious and unhappy than before, but his plight is better than it was, because the disease has been exposed; the cure can begin. The cure may be deeply unpleasant, involving vomiting, weakness and hair loss. But it is killing the cancer, and his chances of survival are improving.
As long as we are happy and believe we are quite good people, we are unaware of the truth. No matter how well we measure up to other people, God’s standard is holiness. If He were to allow us into heaven in our unforgiven state, it would be like allowing a piece of paper to come close to a flame – His holiness would destroy us. It’s because he longs for our salvation, not our destruction, that He provided a remedy.
Imagine a judge so kind and loving that he let off every offender. The judicial system would fall apart and no victim would receive justice. If God just forgave us, this is what He would be like. Our only hope lies in recognising that we cannot save ourselves, and that God has provided salvation for us in Jesus. All we must do is trust Him and what He has done for us, and we are cured not only from the power of sin in our lives here and now, but from its eternal consequences too. It becomes as if we had never sinned, and we are fit to be spared from hell and received into heaven. This is good news indeed. No wonder we want to share it! Find out more here: http://faithwritersjesuspage.weebly.com/
Re: #1 Invitation to Accept Jesus Blog
by jodybooks » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:11 pm
Aliens walk among us. Some think that they walk around in earth clothes, with earth jobs, and with earth families.
Take me for instance. I am not of this world. Oh, I was born here, and I look like a human female. I have kids, a husband and a job, but I am eternally connected to the heavens. I live in this world, but this world is not my home. I am an alien.
Life on earth was a big disappointment for me. Lonely, hurt, disillusioned and depressed, I searched for peace.
I learned that God created the heavens and the earth and its inhabitants. You’ve heard of Adam and Eve. God gave them complete freedom and only one rule. They broke it. That’s when sin came into the world and everyone born on earth inherited the consequence – separation from God.
Sin. That was a problem, because I was full of it. A huge gap stood between me and peace.
The Creator solved the problem himself. He came here, born of a virgin, grew up and then taught all those around him about himself. He died to pay for my sins. He made a way for me to live with Him forever. The amazing thing is that I didn’t have to do anything except believe Him and ask him into my heart. He took away all the sin, everything that separated me from him. Now I belong to Him.
You may recognize that I’m talking about God, Jesus Christ, and the Bible. Those who belong to Christ are no longer of this world, but children of the King of Kings. We have a hope and a future and we can live in this life, not without troubles, but with peace, direction and a future everlasting home in heaven with God.
This is my alien invitation. Agree with God that you are a sinner. Pray and ask Him to forgive your sins and to come into your heart. You will feel like anything but an alien, because His love will come into your life and He will never leave you. You will then be in this world, but not of this world.
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Invitation to Accept Jesus BlogMatt 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
The Bible tells us over and over again to seek God 1st. So I believe it is appropriate that we start this program with all the participants writing an article of 500 words or less, inviting people to accept Jesus as their Savior. A gospel presentation in your words. Some ideas -
Why do they need Jesus? What is the number one reason?
Why would they want a relationship with Jesus?
Why you came to Jesus.
Is it really true?
How do I come to Jesus?
How can I be saved?
Why Jesus is the only way.
I expect they will all be unique but with one central goal and that is ideal. With the title, keep in mind what someone searching the internet might search for if they wanted to know about God. Be creative, I know one major Christian website that comes up on purpose when you Google the word - suicide. Their point is to stop a person from taking their life and get them to give it to Jesus instead. Be creative but be Biblical. PRAY FIRST and ask for God guidance.Your article must contain two URL's
1. This specific link to our Jesus page
This will further present the Gospel and allow us to glimpse the impact we are having because it has a counter.http://faithwritersjesuspage.weebly.com/
2. A link to the FaithWriters site. It can be the main page http://www.faithwriters.com
or another page like the articles page. It could contain a link to another article on FaithWriters that goes more in depth.
When your article is complete, links included in it, it needs to be posted in a blog, your website, FaceBook or other social media.
You are inviting people to come to Jesus so if the Spirit leads you to post it in numerous locations, go for it.
This particular article more than future articles should preferably be posted on our site at
Regular articles or free reprints.
If you do post it in our regular articles just putting http://www.FaithWriters
will not create an active link in the article. To post it in the regular articles you need to insert the links to the 2 sites exactly like I show next. Just copy and paste them and insert them in your article where you want the link to go. When you preview your article you will see these links in blue underlined.
1) <a href="http://www.faithwriters.com">FaithWriters</a>
2) <a href="http://www.faithwritersjesuspage.weebly.com/">Learn More About Jesus</a>
Or you can post in our free reprint section where you do not need to do the links as shown above. In the free reprint section you only need to use http://www.faithwriters.com/
and the links will show up.
If you do post in the free reprints, post under- Salvation
or another catagory you consider applicable.
Our site traffic will help raise your article in the rankings. For most contests we will ask you to post outside of FaithWriters website. If you plan on posting on our site then the article will automatically have our url and you do not need to add it.
You can post your article any time before the deadline. This way the articles will hit the internet at various times, which is preferable.
Your article also needs to be posted here in this forum as a reply below this Topic - Invitation to Accept Jesus Blog.
Please do a professional job with your writing. This forum will be used to demonstrate to potential future clients just how talented our writers are. This program has the potential to produce many paid writing assignments for you as members. This forum will be a showcase of your abilities.
The deadline for your submission for this blog contest is 10 am 6-16-12. You can post your article anytime before this date. The entries will be judged by a few of our handpicked members. The judging will be based on your writing abilities and the content of your message.
There is not an earthly prize yet for this program. This is our initial test and probably the most important blog we will write. The good news is that everyone will be building treasure in Heaven.Matt 6:19“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Now do your best for our Lord.
God Bless, Mike