Are you saved?
Here are the two most important questions you may ever answer:
1. Do you know for sure that you are going to heaven?
2. What would you say if God were to ask, "Why should I let you into my heaven?"
If you don't know…
Then please read on, as this is the best news you could ever hear!
Do you know that the Bible tells how you can know for sure that you have eternal life and will go to be with God in Heaven? "These things I have written unto you… that ye may know that ye have eternal life …" (1 John 5:13)
Here’s how: The Bible says there are 5 things you need to know about eternal Life:
Eternal Life is a free gift!"…the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23) And because Heaven is a Gift, like any other genuine gift… It is not earned or deserved: No amount of personal effort, good works, or deeds can earn you a place in heaven. "For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast." (Eph. 2:8,9)
Why is it that no man can earn his way to heaven? Because…
Man is a Sinner. "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23). Sin is transgressing God's law and includes such things as lying, lust, cheating, deceit, evil thoughts, immoral behavior, and more. And, because of this, Man cannot save himself. If you wanted to save yourself by good deeds, do you know how good you would have to be? With such a high standard, no one can save himself.
However, in spite of our sin…
God is merciful, and therefore doesn't want to punish us. This is because "…God is love" (I John 4:8) And He says, "…I have loved thee with an everlasting love…." (Jeremiah 31:3) But the same Bible which tells us that God loves us, also tells us that, God is Just, and therefore must punish sin. He says, "[I] will by no means clear the guilty…" (Exodus 34:7) We have a problem… God Loves us and doesn't want to punish us, but He is just and must punish sin.
4. Jesus Christ
Who is He? The Bible tells us that He is the infinite GOD-MAN. "In the beginning was the Word [Jesus]… and the Word [Jesus] was God. And the Word [Jesus] was made flesh, and dwelt among us…" (John 1:1,14) What did Christ do? He died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and rose from the grave to purchase a place for us in heaven. "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son (Jesus) that whosever believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16) Jesus Christ bore our sin in His body on the cross and now offers you eternal life (heaven) as a free gift! This gift is received by…
Faith is the key that opens the door to Heaven. Many people mistake 2 things for saving faith:
The Bible says, "You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe and tremble!" (James 2:19).
Trusting God for temporary crises such as financial, family, or physical needs is not saving faith.
Saving Faith is trusting in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life. It means resting upon Christ alone and what He has done rather than in what you or I have done to get us into heaven. "…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…" (Acts 16:31)
Coming to an understanding of Heaven, Sin, God, Jesus Christ, and Faith…
Would like to receive the gift of eternal life? Let's summarize:
1. Transfer your trust from what you have been doing to what Christ has done for you on His cross.
2. Accept Christ as Savior. Open the "door" to your heart and invite Him in.
3.Receive Jesus Christ as Lord. Give him the driver’s seat of your life.
4.Repent and be willing to turn from anything that is not pleasing to Him. He will reveal His will to you as you grow in your relationship with Him.
If this is what you really want… You can go to God in prayer right where you are. You can receive His gift right now. "For whosever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13)
If you are not sure what to pray, here is a guide:
"Lord Jesus Christ, I know I am a sinner and do not deserve eternal life. But I believe You died and rose from the grave to purchase a place in heaven for me. Lord Jesus, come into my life; take control of my life; forgive my sins and save me. I repent of my sins and now place my trust in You for my salvation. I accept the free gift of eternal life."
Welcome to the Family of God!
You have just started on an exciting journey as one of God's Children! We would like to rejoice with you as well as help you to begin to grow. One of the most important things you can now do is to start attending a Bible believing church that will assist you in your spiritual growth. Please contact us so that we will be able to assist you in finding a church and answer any other questions you may have.