1 Corinthians 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
You cant by-pass the cross and the blood of Jesus.
Good works won't do it. Religion won't do it. Saying a hundred hail Mary's won't save you. Paying money into the offering won't wash away your sins. Doing charitable deeds won't get you to heaven.
There is only one way.
Through Jesus. Through Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. Through the blood of Jesus. Through coming to Him in repentence asking Him to forgive you. Believing in what He did for you.
Turning and following Him. That's being born again. It's all through Jesus, the cross the blood of Jesus and faith in Him.
It's not difficult. Don't complicate it.
You just can't, you can't by-pass the cross, you can't.
It's all through what Jesus did. He paid in full for my sin that I might not go to hell.
Being a Christian is simply responding to that amazing, amazing sacrifice.
One way. The way of the cross.
Father I thank You for Jesus. Thank You for all You've done for me on the cross. Thank You that Your blood washes me clean from the past, from my sin. I choose to believe that You died for me. I choose to repent, to turn from my old life and follow You today and every day. Be number one in my life. Thank You for the cross thank You for being the way the truth and the life in Jesus' Name Amen.