In Mattew 16:15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Jesus was asking His disciples this question but He is really asking all of us this question. It is a question that everyone must answer. It is the only question in your life that matters.
This is a very personal question. To answer this question you must believe that Jesus loves you so much that He would die for you and take your place on the cross. We all sin and come short of the glory of God, that is what the bible tells in Romans 3:23. We deserve eternal punishment but Jesus loves you far too much to let that happen. So, the one who is perfect gave up His place in heaven for a moment in time so that you could answer this question with confidence knowing He is the Lord Jesus Christ and He is your Lord and savior.
Some will answer correctly like Peter did and say "you're the Christ". Some will refuse to answer the question at all and just ignore it. The problem with that is by looking the other way and giving no answer, you are answering the question. To quote the band Rush and their song Freewill "if you chose not to decide you still have made a choice".
Some will say that Jesus was a historical figure but He died and has no significance to me. And you do have the gift of free will from God to make that choice but, when you are judged and sent to eternal punishment for making that choice, you will know that it was the wrong choice but it will be too late to fix it.
There is only one correct answer. You know in your heart that this is true. Don't believe the lies that Satan tells the world, that there are many ways to answer this question, or that there are many ways to get to heaven. Jesus said in the gospel of John "I am the way the truth and the life no one gets to the Father except by me". You can't be a good enough person, you can't earn it. You just have to believe and trust in Jesus.
Jesus is asking you this question, today is the day to say "you are my Lord and savior".
How do you ask Jesus into your heart?
Say this prayer, "Jesus I am a sinner, I have done things wrong, Please forgive me, I know you died on the cross for me and spent three days in the grave and God raised you from the dead on the 3rd day. Please come into my life as my Lord and Savior and I will do whatever you want me to do".
If you prayed that prayer and meant it with all your heart mind and soul then the bible says you are forgiven and shall have eternal life in heaven with Jesus. Welcome to the family!
Please let us know, we would love to help you on your walk with the Lord. God loves you more than you could ever understand. And we love you.
May this be a blessing to you!