If you were to die today, are you 100% sure you would go to Heaven?
The Bible says in 1 John 5:13 "These things I written unto you that believe upon the name of the Son of God; that ye may KNOW that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." God wants us to know 100% for sure that we are going to heaven when we die. He has made the plan of salvation clear and simple. There are 3 P's in the plan of salvation. There is the penalty for sin, the payment for sin and the pardon from sin. God loves you and wants you to receive salvation as a free gift. He wants you to understand it. Let us please point out these great truths of the Bible to you.
First of all, the Bible says in Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." That means that all of us are sinners. We have all done things that are sinfull and do not deserve to go to heaven.
There is a penalty for sin. We cannot sin and get by with it. Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." The penalty for sin is death. Someday we must all face death. Because of our sins, we cannot enter Heaven and are destined for eternal punishment in a place called the Lake of Fire where we will be seperated from God for all of eternity.The wonderful gift of God can be yours because Jesus Christ paid the price for our sins by dying on the cross and rising again on the third day. Romans 5:8 "But God commendeth his love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
So far we have seen that the penaly for sin is death in hell and the payment for sin was Jesus Christ's death on the cross. Now let's look at how we receive pardon from our sin.
The way that we can be 100% sure that we can go to Heaven is to believe and accept what Christ has done for us and trust Him as your personal Saviour! Romans 10:9-10 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in thine heart that God has 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."
If you believe that you are a sinner, that Christ died on the cross as payment for your sin, and that he rose again the third day from the grave, you can call on Him right now to pardon you of your sin and to give you an eternal home in heaven.
Romans 10:13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." You can receive Christ right now by bowing your head and praying, Confessing to Jesus that you are a sinner, and that you believe He died on the cross for your sins. Trust Him now and He will save you from Hell, forgive your sins, and give you an eternal home in Heaven.
If you have prayed and trusted Jesus to save you from your sin, the Bible says that you now have everlasting life. John 3:36 "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life." Everlasting means forever and you can NEVER lose your salvation.
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St Helens Baptist Church
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