There are big questions that haunt each one 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
God's Word, the Bible, tells us...
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. 1 John 5:13
The simple truth is God wants all people (including you) to know how to have eternal life and go to Heaven!
So, please continue reading and discover how you can know the truth about eternity....here it is in a nutshell:
You Must Understand that You Need a Personal Saviour
Our biggest mistake we make is when we don’t know our way and don’t want to admit that we are lost!
Romans 3:23 says "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God"
In order to find the way to eternal life with God, each one of us has to come to reality;
we must admit we are lost because of our personal choice to sin.
Since Adam and Eve, the first man and woman on earth, a sin nature has been present in all people.
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin;
and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: Romans 5:12
Romans 6:23 says, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
The “wage” or payment for our sin is spiritual death, and eternal separation from God.
Our sin creates an impassable chasm between us and eternal life with God
Religion and Good Works Are Not the Answer
Religions try to create their own ways to God.
Their systems may seem logical, but they cannot overcome the distance between us and God 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 ultimately matter when it comes to our eternity. 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.”
Religion and good works cannot bridge the gap created by our sin.
The Good News—Only Jesus Christ Provides the Way!!
YES, even though we were lost and separated from God, He still loved us, and because He is love,
God sent His Son to die for our sins on the Cross and He was physically raised from the dead three days later.
John 3:16 explains...
“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"
Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, He became the payment for our sin.
Now, we do not have to pay for our sin ourselves. By His grace, salvation is provided.
In Romans 5:8, the Bible says, “But God commendeth [ meaning He proved or demonstrated ]
his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.
Through His death on the cross, Jesus Christ paid for our sins.
The way to eternal life in Heaven and forgiveness of sin is only thru Jesus.
You Must Place Your Full Trust in Jesus Christ as Your Own Saviour
In order to have a relationship with God and an eternal home in Heaven, we must stop trusting ourselves, our works, and our religions.
We instead need to place our full trust in Jesus Christ alone for the forgiveness of our sin and eternal life.
Romans 10:13 says...
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
This is a promise directly from God that if you will turn to God admitting you have sinned,
seeking the forgiveness of your sins and trust only Jesus Christ to be your Saviour
because of His death and resurrection; He promises to save you
and give you the free gift of eternal life.
We must turn to God and place our full trust in Jesus Christ alone for the forgiveness of our sin and eternal life.
Today, you can make this decision by praying from your heart something like this...
Dear God, I know that I am separated from You because of sin. I confess that in my sin, I cannot save myself.
Right now, I turn to You alone. I ask you to save me as I believe your Son, Jesus Christ paid the penalty of my sin.
I believe He died for me, was buried, and 3 days later came back to life.
I am only trusting only Him to forgive me my sin and give me eternal life. Thank You for saving me.
Please help me to live my life in a way that is pleasing to You —Amen"
You'll never regret this decision!
If you have just trusted Christ, we would love to know about your decision.