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ANSWERS FOR LIFE!

Do you want to go to Heaven when you die?

Do you want to fullness of joy here on earth?

 

When people are asked why they think they will go to heaven someday, a multitude of answers are given.  All these reasons fit into either GRACE or WORKS.

According to the Bible, there is only ONE WAY to heaven and the Bible proclaims that you can know for a certainty (“that you man know that you have eternal life” 1 John 5:13).   God has given it to you in His love-letter, the Bible.

 KNOW

THAT GRACE IS A FREE GIFT

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves;  it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”  Ephesians 2:8-9

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

There are many things that people are trusting in to get themselves to heaven:

  • Religious Works (baptism, church membership, communion, etc.)

  • Social Works (loving others, helping others, etc.)

While all of these things have their place, the Bible does not teach they will get a person to heaven.  In fact, they have no place in determining whether or not a person is going to heaven.   One cannot earn heaven.  Heaven is given as a gift.  Salvation is by grace alone.  Grace is getting something we don’t deserve.  If we could earn our way there, then why did Christ die?

 KNOW

THAT YOU DESERVE JUDGMENT

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

“For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.” James 2:10

The Bible teaches that all have sinned and that nobody is born on their way to heaven (Romans 5:12).  All are born on their way to hell and eternal judgment (Revelation 20:11-15).   A person doesn’t seek a Savior until they realize their lost spiritual condition.  No one can measure up to a holy God.  God must punish sin so we are hopelessly lost without His grace.  We were all born “dead in trespasses and sins”  (Ephesians 2:1). 

KNOW

WHAT GOD DID FOR YOU

“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

God chose to punish His Son on the cross rather than punish you.  God is love and doesn’t want anyone to go to hell (2 Peter 3:9).   However, He is also just and must deal with your sin problem.  He did that on Calvary’s cross.  That’s love!  That’s grace!

 KNOW

THAT JESUS PAID IT ALL

“For He [God] made Him [Jesus Christ] who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

“For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.” Hebrews 10:14

Jesus became sin for you.  He died in your place.  As the perfect God/Man, He completely satisfied God’s righteous demands to punish sin.  When Jesus cried “It is finished” on the cross, he had finished and completed the work of salvation.  Over and over in the book of Hebrews, the writer emphasizes the finished work of salvation (Heb. 7:25-27; 9:27-28; 10:10,12-18).  His complete gift of eternal life is now ready for your response. 

KNOW

THAT YOU MUST RECEIVE HIS GIFT

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.”  John 5:24

Faith isn’t mere head-knowledge.  Faith is...

  • Believing something is true

  • Being persuaded that it is true for you

  • Placing your confidence in it

According to the Bible, you must place your confidence in Jesus, by faith, and ask Him to be your personal Savior from sin.  Have you been born-again the Bible way?  You can pray right now and receive God’s gift of eternal life and pass from death into life.  

  • Repent of your sins - Agree with God about your lost condition.

  • Believe - Place your confidence in what Jesus did for you on the cross.

  • Pray - Ask Jesus to save you.  He will and will begin a new life in you.

Did you believe on Him - that is, did you receive Him and trust Him alone for salvation?  Then He says you have eternal life!  Why not print this web sheet, sign it, and keep as a testimony that this was your spiritual birthday.

 I prayed today, by faith, to receive Jesus Christ as my personal Savior.  I am trusting Him to wash away my sins.

 Name _____________________________ Date ______________

(Record your name/date and keep as a remembrance)

Now it’s time to GET GROWING!

  • Read your Bible and obey it (start with the Gospel of John).

  •  Pray - talk to God every day.  He is your friend and wants you to be close.

  • Attend Sunday School and Church - not all churches believe and/or preach the whole Bible.  Go to one that does.

  • Be Baptized - there are no baptized infants in the Bible.  Baptism doesn’t save.  After salvation, you should publicly profess your faith in Jesus Christ by being immersed in water Baptism. 

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