Do you know if you will go to Heaven when you die?
Consider another important question -
Suppose you were standing before your Creator God, and He were to ask you 'Why
should I let you into My Heaven?' - What would you say?
The Bible, God's Word, teaches that there
is only one narrow way to be with God - and that is through His Son, Jesus. Jesus taught us to "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it" (Matt 7:13). And Jesus
clearly says, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father
except through Me (John 14:6).
The Bible gives very clear guidelines to how we
must be saved.
A) We must admit
that we are sinners (because we have broken God's law) and repent of our sins.
Bible states in the book of Romans,
all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Rom 3:23).
tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish (Luke
sin has separated us from God. We must be willing in our hearts to come to Jesus and admit that
we are sinners and agree to turn away from our sin.
B) We must know who
Jesus is and believe in Him.
the disciple, Paul, testified concerning Jesus in 1 Corinthians 15:3&4,
I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died
for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He
rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.
as the well known Biblical Passage, John 3:16, states,
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes
in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Jesus says of Himself in John 11:25&26, Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection
and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And
whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?
must believe in our hearts that Jesus is Gods only begotten Son, that He died on the cross
to pay the penalty for our sins, that He was buried, and that He rose again
that we may have life.
C) We must
surrender our lives to Jesus.
says in the book of Luke:
He said to them all, If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself,
and take up his cross, and follow Me (Luke 9:23).
likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple (Luke 14:33).
must be willing in our hearts to give up everything to follow Jesus.
How are we able to do these
things: repent of our sins, believe in Jesus, and surrender to Him as Lord? Only
by faith! The Bible says - For by grace you have been saved
through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works,
lest anyone should boast (Ephesians 2:8&9). Salvation is not something
we work for, it is something God gives us according to His Grace. We only need
to respond to His gift by faith. Salvation is a great mystery, yet it is God the
Father who enables us to respond in faith to God the Son, Jesus Christ. As
Jesus says, No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him;
and I will raise him up at the last day (John 6:44).
How about you, do you believe
God is drawing you to Himself? Do you sense your sins have separated you from
God and you need to repent of your sins?
If yes, do you believe that Jesus
died on the cross to pay the penalty for your sins, that He was buried, and
that he rose from the grave?
If yes, do you want to
surrender your life to Jesus right now?
The Bible states in Romans
10:9&10, that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe
in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For
with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession
is made unto salvation
If you truly want to be saved
from your sins, then place your faith in Jesus to save you right now.
By faith, call on God and
confess that you repent of you sins, that you believe Jesus died on the cross
for your sins and rose again, and that you surrender your life to Jesus as
Lord. And as a step of faith, tell others about Jesus and find a Bible believing Church and be baptized in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).
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Scriptures quoted from the New King James Version of the Bible. This page can
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