Elsewhere in this issue an article talks about a Wild Game dinner at which the speaker “invited unbelievers to receive Christ, the great ‘fisher of men,’ as their savior.” (See Wild Game Dinner is Effective Outreach.)
What does that mean, exactly?
The “fisher of men” reference comes from Jesus’ own invitation to several men–commercial fishermen–who decided to leave their nets and follow Him. He encouraged them to leave their occupation, promising that He would make them “fishers of men.”
Becoming a voluntary believer in Christ is open to all, and it is a necessary step to gaining eternal life–to spending eternity in heaven rather than in eternal punishment.
Jesus invites all to confess their sins, to realize their need of a savior, and to accept the free gift of salvation He offers. If you are ready to make that commitment, tell Him so in words something like these:
Jesus, I confess my sins. I need the gift of Your salvation. I ask you to take my sins from me, to give me eternal life, and to guide my steps from this point forward.
If you have sincerely prayed that prayer, you are now a child of God, according to the Bible. Find a good Bible-teaching church–perhaps the one from which you obtained this paper–and begin the lifelong discovery of the delights of being a Christian–a believer.
Then you, too, will be invited by Christ to become a “fisher of men,” helping others to discover the salvation you have found.