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Going to Heaven?

What does the Bible say...

The Problem: Sin

“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

The first step in coming to salvation is to admit that you are a sinner. The Bible clearly teaches us that “all have sinned” which means no one is exempt from this judgment. 

The Penalty: Death

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Romans 6:23

Because of our sin, God’s Word tells us that our punishment for that sin is death. If we stopped here this would be a tragic situation, but the Bible does not stop here. Notice the word ‘but.’ But the gift of God is life eternal in Heaven.

The Plan: Grace

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Romans 6:23

Because of our sin, God’s Word tells us that our punishment for that sin is death. If we stopped here this would be a tragic situation, but the Bible does not stop here. Notice the word ‘but.’ But the gift of God is life eternal in Heaven.

The Provision: Jesus

Maybe you’re asking yourself, “How do I accept this gift of salvation?”

“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

“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:9

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13

 

What Saves You

It is by faith and repentance that you are saved. You must repent of your own sin and fully believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sin. It is that simple. You can pray where you are right now and accept this gift of salvation and ask Christ to save you. It is with a heart of faith that a person accepts the gift of salvation. Mere words cannot save anyone. Reciting a prayer does not save you. We are saved by the grace of God and through the means of faith (Eph. 2:8-9). There is nothing we can do to earn this gift, that’s why it’s called a gift.  A true gift is a token that you have done nothing for. All you have to do is accept this gift in faith. 

If God has spoken to you in regard to your need of salvation, would you bow in prayer and call out to God where you are and pray a simple prayer of faith? Acknowledge that you are indeed a sinner in need of saving, and trust that Christ has paid for your sin on the cross. It is the finished work of the cross that saves you, you can pray right where you are and accept this free gift. This is not something you have to do continually. Just as Christ was offered once for the sins of the world so we are only born into his family once. We have the assurance that once we are saved we are eternally secure in His hand. 

If you made this decision to accept the gift of salvation today, we would love to hear about it. Please contact us if you have any questions about this or if you made this important decision.