Most people know where they live, where they work, what they drive, and where they go to school, but most people do not know that they will go to Heaven at the end of this life.

 

I John 5:13—“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, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”

The world works hard to ignore the Bible; the message of Jesus dying on the cross—yet we celebrate His birth, death and resurrection each year. There are two primary messages illustrated for us as we think about Jesus hanging on that cross:

The first one is that God was foolish and Jesus died for no reason because we can get to Heaven by good works, being a good neighbor, joining a church or just living life. This is incorrect.

The second message is that we have a problem so big that God had to step out of His world into our world to solve that problem. He did that by sending His Son, Jesus, to die in our place. Our problem is sin: words, thoughts, and actions that violate God’s word. This is the correct message.

 

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

Sin is a problem for all mankind. Sin comes to us naturally; all of us are children of Adam. We all share the same condition—our sin nature condemns us. As a result of our natural birth, we face death both naturally and spiritually.

 

Romans 5:12—“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.”

Yes, we are sinners. In spite of that fact, God loved us enough to send Christ to die for us.

 

Romans 5:8—“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

This means we have options. We can follow the average person and just assume we are fine ignoring the fact that we face death both physical and spiritual. Or we can accept what Christ has done for us on the cross. Because He already died and rose again, forgiveness of sin, or salvation, is a gift. We simply receive it.

 

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

Salvation is an event. When a person decides to face the fact of their sinful condition, and realizes there is a choice to be made, then it is time for a decision. Do I accept what Christ has done for me or do I go on following the (philosophy of the) average person? Simply put: will you call on Christ for salvation or will you continue to ignore Him? This all begins with a decision in your heart.

 

Romans 10:9-10—“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

Make your choice—trust Him today.

 

 

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

 

You could pray a simple prayer like this:

Dear Jesus,

I realize I am a sinner and that I deserve to go to hell. I trust you 100% to save me from hell and to take me to Heaven when I die. I receive Your gift of eternal life. Thank you for saving me. Help me to live for You and grow as a Christian.

 

God gives us assurance—promises that He will save us if we call on Him.

 

I John 5:13—“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, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”

 

John 5:24—“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”

 

John 3:36—“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”

 

If you’ve made this decision, please contact us. Come to our services and let us help you grow in your faith. God has a great plan for your life.