You Can Be Sure That You're Going To Heaven!
Whether we think about it or not, all of us will one day face the reality of death. Because death is a certainty, a wise person will prepare for it. In order to do that, we must know five truths that the Bible says so we can be sure of heaven:
I. All Men Are Sinners
Romans 3:23, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"
The fact is, all are sinners in the sight of God. Some have sinned more and some have sinned less - but ALL have sinned!
II. Penalty Of Sin Is Death
Romans 6:23a, "For the wages of sin is death..."
Sin must be paid for - and the Bible declares that the price is death. The Bible teaches that there are two deaths: the physical and the spiritual death. Revelation 21:8, "...and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." Just as physical death is separation of body from soul, spiritual death is eternal separation from God in hell - which the Bible describes as a place of eternal fire, sufferings and torments.
III. Our Sin Debt Has Been Paid
Romans 5:8, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Some 2000 years ago, Jesus Christ came to earth and paid the penalty of our sin at the cross of Calvary. He paid ALL our sins. Not only our past sins but even our future sins He did pay. Heb 10:12 says, "But this man...offered one sacrifice for sin forever..." He paid the sin debt of all mankind and that includes YOU! This is the only way for us not to suffer in Hell. This proves that salvation cannot be attained by man by himself, but only by the grace of God. Because He paid the penalty of our sin, salvation becomes a free gift for everyone. Romans 6:23, "...but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Salvation is a gift to be received not a reward to be earned.
IV. Real Salvation Is In Jesus Christ Alone
John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
Romans 10:13, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
God is willing to forgive you if you will just trust Him as your Personal Saviour. Would you ask God now to save you by sincerely praying from your heart the following prayer?
Dear God, I accept that I am a sinner who deserves to pay the penalty of my sin in hell. But I trust that Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross to pay for my sins, and that He arose again on the third day. And now, I ask Him to come into my heart and be my Lord and Personal Saviour. Thank you for the gift of eternal life. I ask this in Jesus' name, Amen.
V. You Are Now Eternally Secured
Romans 8:1, "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, ..."
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 10:28, "And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." John 1:12, "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:" Romans 8:17, "And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; ..."
After you accepted Christ in your heart, you became a part of God's family and an heir of His righteousness. The salvation that you received can never be lost. You are now part of the family of God.