If you died right now, do you know if you would go to heaven? Have you ever been born-again?
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3
Some people are trusting in their religion, their good works, etc. . But the Bible is clear in John 14:6
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.”
Unfortunately, all of us have sinned in some way, and therefore are unworthy of entering heaven.
“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
The Bible points out that we have a problem thanks to our sin; but also gives us a solution!
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Going to heaven when you die (salvation) is a gift, not something we can earn ourselves.
“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 boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
Jesus paid our way to heaven by sacrificing himself on the cross:
“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” John 1:29
But like any gift, before it can become ours, we must receive it. Salvation is free, we must simply receive it.
“But as many as received him (Jesus), to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” John 1:12
To receive Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, and be assured of going to heaven when you die:
1) Admit you are a sinner (see Romans 3:23) ever told a lie? Stolen something?
Repent of your sins "For Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of, but the sorrow of the world worketh death" 2 Cor 7:10
2) Believe Jesus Christ died for your sins
“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners;” 1 Timothy 1:15
3) Confess Jesus Christ as your Saviour
“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
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