Where will you spend eternity?
How can I know if I am going to heaven?
Many people think that they will get to Heaven just by being a good person, but that's not what God tells us. God's word tells us in Ephesians 2: 8 - 9, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast. "
What do you mean by "saved"? What do I need to be saved from?
God's word tells us we need to be saved from our sins in order to go to Heaven. Roman's 3:23 tells us, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." This means that everyone who has ever lived has sinned, except for one man - Jesus Christ! Romans 6: 23 says, "For the wages of sin is death." This means that we all deserve to spend eternity in Hell separated from God!
What hope do I have?
The good news is that we don't have to go to Hell. Romans 6:23 goes on to say "but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Jesus Christ bridged the gap between sinful man and Holy God when He took our place on the cross.
Christ Loves Us!
Christ loves us so much that He was willing to die for us! John 15:13 tells us, "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." Romans 5:8 tells us, "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. "
What Must I do to be Saved?
In order to receive eternal life, all anyone has to do is accept what Christ did for them on the cross. Jesus told us in John 14:6, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.." 1 John 1:9 tells us, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." Romans 10:9 says, "That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
What are you waiting for?
Jesus is reaching out to you with forgiveness! He wants to give you the free gift of eternal salvation! All you have to do is accept it from him! Are you ready to accept Him as your Savior and Lord? If so pray a prayer like this: " Heavenly Father, I have sinned against You. I want forgiveness of all my sins. I believe Jesus died on the cross for me and rose again. Father, I give You my life to do with as You wish. I want Jesus Christ to come into my life and into my heart. I ask this in Jesus' name. Amen."