We created this page because we, at Phillip's Love Bears, want you to know that each of us (at some point in our life) made the conscious decision to submit to (and follow) Jesus. This decision has (slowly, but surely) led to significant changes in our life. We are certainly not perfect, but Christ has extended to us (and all mankind) an invitation to follow Him and be clothed in HIS beauty, perfection and righteousness. We, at Phillip's Love Bears, judge no one, but simply try to do our best to love people as Christ has loved us.
There are, however, three points we would like to make:
- We share Phillip's Love Bears with the world because we believe, as Christians, that it is our joy and privilege to reflect the love of Christ to all people; and
- Though we strive to love all people, we stand firmly on the inerrant Word of God (see the "What We Believe" tab on this website); and
- It is not our job (nor our intent) to proselytize or force our beliefs upon anyone. Everyone, in this world, is responsible for making their own life decisions and certainly have the freedom to believe or disbelieve what he or she wishes. We simply want to share with the world what Christ has personally done in our lives and leave it up to you as to whether you wish to explore Christ as an option.
Thus, in the spirit of love, we have included a video entitled “The Cross”, by Billy Graham, about what Christ has done for ALL of us and what we must do in return.
In the meantime, we'll keep stuffing the bears.
The Cross: https://youtu.be/bba2Dqaw6SI
STEP 1 - God loves you and has a plan for you!
The Bible says, "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life" (John 3:16).
Jesus said, "I came that they may have life and have it abundantly"—a complete life full of purpose (John 10:10).
But here's the problem:
STEP 2 - Man is sinful and separated from God.
We have all done, thought or said bad things, which the Bible calls "sin." The Bible says, "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).
The result of sin is death, spiritual separation from God (Romans 6:23).
The good news?
STEP 3 - God sent His Son to die for your sins!
Jesus died in our place so we could live with Him in heaven for eternity.
"God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).
But it didn't end with His death on the cross. He rose again and still lives!
"Christ died for our sins. ... He was buried. ... He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures" (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).
Jesus is the only way to God.
Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me" (John 14:6).
STEP 4 - Would you like to receive God's forgiveness?
We can't earn salvation; we are saved by God's grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sins—that's called repentance. Jesus Christ knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty.