Can you get there by...
...being a good person?
No. There is none good, no not one (Romans 3:10).
...keeping God's Law?
No. God's Law is our teacher to bring us to Christ(Galatians 3:22).
...doing good works? Guess Again. God's work is to believe on Him whom He has sent (John 6:29).
...being born? Does everyone go to heaven? No. The Bible says, "Behold I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. (Psalm 51:5)
So how do you get there?
You have to be perfect! (Matthew 5:48)
The Bible says that there is none good, no not one but God sent His Son, Jesus, to pay for our sins(Galatians 4:16, 1 Peter 2:24).
Jesus Christ died for our sins on the cross and rose on the third day, conquering sin and death (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).
Why did God do all this for you?
The Bible says that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not parish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
If you believe in Jesus you can have eternal life; and if you do not believe in Jesus, you will not see life, but the wrath of God remains on you (John 3:36).
To receive Jesus Christ and have your sins forgiven, simply confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead; and you shall be saved" (Romans 10:9).
Do you believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead? Are you ready to confess Him as Lord?
If so, pray this prayer from your heart:"God, I am a sinner. Jesus died to save sinners. Jesus died to save me. Forgive me of my sins, cleanse me. Give me a new life. I will follow you everday from this day forward. In Jesus' name, Amen."
If you just prayed to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord, now you are what the Bible calls, "Born Again" (John 3:3). This means you have been born into God's family (1 John 3:1-2). You are God's child and your Father in heaven wants to teach you about Himself. So here aresome things you can do to learn about God and His love:
1st - Get a Bible and start reading at the Gospel of John. Read the Bible every day, so God can teach you His ways through His Word (Psalm 19:7-11).
2nd - Find a Bible teaching Christian Church and attend regularly (Hebrews 10:24-25). Beware of false teachers (Jude 4) such as Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses.
3rd - Talk to God about everything (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Ask God for strength, thank Him, and pray for others.
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Thursday, June 14, 2007
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