That if you died today you would go to heaven?
God's plan for our salvation is so simple, even small children can understand and believe. There are four things you must know:
"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:" - Romans 3:10
"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." - Romans 3:23
"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
We are all sinners by nature and by choice. God sees all of our actions and the places we go. He knows our thoughts and our motives. No one is perfect. We have all done things we should not have done.
"For the wages of sin is death,..." - Romans 6:23a
The word "wages" means what is earned. This means that because we have all sinned, we all earn death by our actions. There are two deaths mentioned in the Bible.
"And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." - Revelation 20:14 & 15
The two deaths that are mentioned are physical death and spiritual death (spiritual death is separation from God forever!). Since we have all sinned, we all deserve both.
Sin cannot be allowed to enter heaven and our sin is what is keeping us from going to heaven. Heaven is a perfect place; since we are not perfect people, we do not deserve to go to heaven.
"...but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." - Romans 6:23b
"But God commendeth [showed] his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
God loves us so much that He sent His only begotten Son to die on the cross in our place so we can go to heaven.
The only way that we can go to heaven is if the penalty for our sins is paid for us. The only way to pay that penalty is by a death. This is why Jesus died for us and He is the only way to heaven.
"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. - Ephesians 2:8 & 9"
A church has never died for us so a church cannot save us. A religion has never died for us so a religion cannot save us. We are not good enough to save ourselves. We simply must have a Saviour, and Jesus wants to be that Saviour.
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." - Romans 10:13
"Whosoever" means anybody, "call" means to ask, "the name of the Lord" is Jesus. If anybody will ask Jesus to save them, they shall be saved. The Bible tells us how one can do this.
"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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." - Romans 10:9 & 10
You must believe with your heart that Jesus is the only way to heaven and you must ask Jesus to save you from hell and take you to heaven.
Jesus is willing to save you, are you willing to ask Him to save you? If so, ask Him now!
Make this your own prayer:
Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and that I need you to go to heaven, you are the only way. Please forgive me of my sins and take me to heaven when I die. Thank you for saving me. Amen.