4 For I am the Lord your God. You shall therefore consecrate yourselves, and you shall be holy ; for I am holy. Neither shall you defile yourselves with any creeping thing that creeps on the earth. 45 For I am the Lord who brings you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.
And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away. And there is no one who calls on Your name,Who stirs himself up to take hold of You;
For You have hidden Your face from us, And have consumed us because of our iniquities.
You must understand who Christ is and What He has done.
In the beginning was the Word , and the Word was with God, and the Word was God . 2 He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord , to the glory of God the Father.
for He is Lord of lords and King of kings ; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”
“ Who (Jesus) committed no sin ,Nor was deceit found in His mouth”; who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously;
15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin .
“ Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin . Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit.
For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord God. “ Therefore turn and live !”
10 Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent ,
For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God , and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come .
So they said, “ Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ , and you will be saved,
… that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead , you will be saved.For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
“ If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple . And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple . For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it — lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish. “…whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple .
He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me . And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me . 38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me . 39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?