THE BIBLE WAY TO HEAVEN

Do you know Christ as your personal Savior?

There are big questions that haunt all of us. What happens when I die? Where will I spend eternity? The single most important question that you will ever answer is this: "If I were to die today, would I spend eternity in Heaven with God?"

 

Your relationship to Jesus Christ is central to the answer to that question. The Bible tells us in 1 John 5:13, "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life..." The simple truth is God wants you to know where you're going! So, here it is in a nutshell: Have you ever received the Lord Jesus Christ into your life? Realize that God loves you and has a plan for your life.

 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” -John 3:16

 
The Bible says that all men are Sinners.

Sin is any act contrary to God's laws and commandments, and those sins that I have committed separate me from God.“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” -Romans 3:23

 
God made man in His own image.

He gave man the ability to choose right from wrong. We choose to sin. Our sins keep us from God.

 
God’s Word also says that sin must be paid for.

“For the wages of sin is death…” -Romans 6:23
 

Wages means payment. The payment of our sin is death and hell, separation from God forever. If we continue in our sin, we shall die without Christ and be without God forever.

 
The Good News is that Christ paid for our sins.

All of our sins were laid on Christ on the cross. He paid our sin debt for us. The Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross, in our place, and He arose from the dead. He is alive forevermore! He became the payment for our sin. Now, we do not have to pay for our sin ourselves. By His grace, salvation is provided.


“But God commendeth [meaning proved or demonstrated] his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8

 
We must personally pray and receive Christ by faith.

Religions try to create their own ways to God. Their systems may seem logical, but they cannot bridge the gap created by our sin. Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” In other words, our thoughts and ways are not what matter. God’s Word, the Bible, provides true answers of grace and forgiveness. In Ephesians 2:8–9 the Bible says, “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.” We're told in Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Pray and receive Christ as your Savior

In order to have a relationship with God and an eternal home in Heaven, we must stop trusting ourselves, our works, and our religions, and place our full trust in Jesus Christ alone for the forgiveness of our sin and eternal life. Realize it's not mere words that cause you to become a Christian, but a decision made in the heart. If you're ready to make the decision to place your faith in Christ, then pray something similar to this: "Lord, I know that I am a sinner. If I died today, I would not go to heaven. Forgive my sin, come into my life and be my Savior. Help me live for you from this day forward. In Jesus’ name, Amen."

If you've made this decision, we would love to hear from you and encourage you in your new walk with Christ! Contact us through the form below.

New Life

Everlasting life begins when we receive Christ as our Savior. 

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