What if your life were to end today?
Are you 100% certain that you would go to Heaven?
If you are not certain about the answer to the above question or know that you would not go to Heaven, then please look at what God says in His Word. The Bible teaches us that you need to understand and beleive four simple things in order to have a home in Heaven.
1. You have sinned against God.
Romans 3:23 states: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
The word "all" simply means that: All! Everyone in the entire world has sinned. And they have fallen short of the perfection of God. God is perfect!
Romans 3:10 states: As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.
There again the Bible is simply telling us that no one is perfect. No one.
2. There is a penalty for sin.
Romans 6:23 states: For the wages of sin is death.
Hey, don't we all like to gather our wages on payday? Well one day we will gather our wages for our sins. And that wage will be death. Now this is not just talking about a physical death. We all know that one day we will die. This is referring to the spiritual death or second death you will face one day for your sins. Revelations tells us that this second death is the Lake of Fire (or what many know as Hell) and that there will be torment day and night for ever and ever. Imagine it a constant burning that will never stop!
3. Jesus died on the cross, was buried and rose again, victorious over sin, Hell and the grave.
You know we looked at Romans 6:23 in step 2 but we did not state the entire verse. Praise the Lord! If we have all sinned (Romans 3:23) and the penalty for that sin is death (Romans 6:23) then we are all in bad shape, right? No, because the last part of :
Romans 6:23 states: But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Yeah, we all deserve the Lake of Fire for being sinners but God gave us a gift. That gift was his Son - Jesus Christ!
Romans 5:8 states: But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
God loves us. He loves us so much that he sent His son Jesus Christ to die for us. Why? Because there is always a penalty for sin (Romans 6:23). But the love of God the love of Christ is so strong that Jesus Christ himself was willing to pay the penalty for your sins. Not just your sins, but the sins of the entire world.
Isaiah 53:5 states: But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Jesus Christ hung on a cross for us. But hanging on a cross is not what heals us from sin. What heals us from sin is the fact that while He was on that cross He bore the sins of the entire world. For three hours He took our sin penalty. Our wage that we deserve, He took it. Why because He loves us. He does not want us to go to the Lake of Fire. He wants us to have Eternal Life - ie Heaven (Romans 6:23).
He died shortly after on that cross. But that was not the end. Three days later He arose from the grave that He was placed. He that day obtained victory over sin, death, Hell, and the grave. And at that point He had fulfilled taking the penalties that everyone besides Him deserves. You know we celebrate that occasion every year - Easter (That's right, it is not about bunnies).
4. Jesus is able and willing to save you from your sin penalty.
Romans 10:13 states: "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
John 3:16-17 states: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son [ Jesus Christ ], that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him [ Jesus ] might be saved.
God wants you to believe His Word and receive Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour. If you will then right now, in simple faith, pray and ask the Lord to forgive you of your sin and save you.
John 6:37 states: "... him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out."
Please let us know if you accepted Christ as your Saviour or if you have any questions.