Dear Pastor Sam
Dear Pastor Sam,
I was surfing the internet and I saw your blog and when I saw it I thought I would write in. I have never done this before as I am not religious. I am a single mother and have a son who was born out of the wedlock. I guess that is what you call it. I didn’t marry his father because he was a bum. Do you think I am going to hell because of this? I am trying to be a good mother and I work two jobs to provide for him. I never told his father about him because it would just make matters worse.
Dear Feeling Guilty,
I commend you for your hard work in raising your son. You are not going to hell for what you did. The only way you will not be invited to Heaven is if you refuse to accept Christ as your Savior. Jesus died on the cross for your sins and if you ask Him for His forgiveness He will forgive you and will wash all you sins away. It is hard to do this in a letter but I will try.
You need to realize that you are a sinner and there is nothing you can do to save yourself. But Jesus died on the cross for your sins and paid for your sins. If you will pray and ask him to forgive you of your sins He will forgive you. You need to believe in your heart that He paid the debt for your sins and you need to trust to Him to save you. The Bible says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:9-10
I sent my phone number to your email please call me and I will talk with you more about this. Pastor Sam
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