Are you going to heaven when you die?
Hopefully, you have answered both of these questions with a YES! If not, please read on.
Many people feel that if they go to church every Sunday, put a few dollars in the offering and say a prayer, they will make it to heaven. God requires something much different than that.
The Bible tells us that we must be "born again" (John 3:3). You may also have heard it referred to as being "saved". Being "saved" and "born again" are the same thing. It means that you have received Jesus as your Lord and Savior and that you believe that Jesus died for your sins, was buried, and was resurrected (1st Corinthians 15:3-
There is only ONE way to heaven and that's through Jesus. He says "I am the door" (John 10:9) and that no one gets to the Father except through Him (John 14:6).
The Lord is knocking on the door of your heart and it's up to you to let him in (Revelation 3:20).
"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?" Mark 8:36
Here are the basic steps to Salvation:
Most important: Read the Bible for yourself.
While reading the scriptures ask the Lord to guide you through them and teach you what you need to be taught. It's fine to listen to preachers but you MUST also read the scriptures for yourself especially nowadays that so many false prophets are out trying to distort God's Word (Matthew 24:11, Mark 13:22, 2nd Peter 2:1-
The Word is your sword! (Ephesians 6:17)
First you must realize you're a sinner.
"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23
Understand the Penalty of sin.
God is eternal, unchanging, and completely just. Total justice demands punishment for those who break the laws of God, and His eternal nature makes the duration of that punishment also eternal. The term "death" in Romans 6:23 refers to eternal spiritual death, endless separation from God, that is the just punishment for sin. The Bible refers to the place of punishment as Hell.
"for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" Romans 6:23
Confess your sins.
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1John 1:9)
"For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." Romans 10:10
Repent and turn from your sin.
"Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord." Acts 3:19
"I tell you, No; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish." Luke 13:3
"Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents" Luke 15:10
Believe that Jesus Died to pay for your sins.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16
"But God demonstrates his own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
"that Jesus died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again on the third day according to the scriptures" 1st Corinthians 15:3-
Receive Christ as Lord and Savior.
"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:" John 1:12
For "whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved" Romans 10:13 also Joel 2:32
"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." Romans 10:9
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and not that of yourselves; it is the gift of God" Ephesians 2:8
Invite Jesus into your life today for an everlasting tomorrow!
"Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!" 2nd Corinthians 9:15
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." 2nd Corinthians 5:17
Your next steps:
Pray, read your Bible, and find a good Bible believing Church to attend. Be obedient to God!