"Follow Jesus. No order supercedes this order...period."
Rev. Rick Lindsay
You can know FOR SURE that when you die you will have eternal life in heaven...
"These things I have written unto you...that you may know that you have eternal life..." (I John 5:13)
Heaven-Eternal Life is a free gift. "...the GIFT of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23) It is not earned or deserved-no amount of effort or good works can earn you a place in heaven. "For by grace are you 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)
Why is it that no one can earn his way to heaven? Because... Man is a sinner. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23) Sin is transgressing God's law and includes such things as lying, lust, cheating, deceit, anger, evil thoughts, immoral behavior, and more.
Man cannot save himself. "Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." (Matthew 5:48) This is a high standard, no one can save himself.
However, In spite of our sin... God is Merciful and he doesn't want to punish us. "God is Love." (I John 4:8) God has said, "...I have loved thee with an everlasting love..." (Jeremiah 31:3)
But God is Just and must punish sin. "...(I) will by no means clear the guilty..." (Exodus 34:7) "...the soul that sins, it shall die." (Ezekiel 18:4)
God solved this problem for us in the Person of JESUS CHRIST.
Who is JESUS CHRIST? He is the infinite GOD-MAN. "In the beginning was the Word (Jesus)...and the Word (Jesus) was God. And the Word (Jesus) made flesh and dwelt among us..." (John 1:1, 14) Jesus Christ came to earth and lived a sinless lived. He died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and rose from the grave to purchase a place for us in heaven. "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him (Jesus) the iniquity (sin) of us all." (Isaiah 53:6)
Jesus Christ bore our sin in His body on the cross and now offers you eternal life (heaven) as a free gift.
Faith is the key that opens the door to heaven. "...Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved" (Acts 16:31)
Here's a Suggested Prayer:
"Lord Jesus Christ, I know I am a sinner and do not deserve eternal life. But, I believe You died and rose from the grave to purchase a place in heaven for me. Lord Jesus, come into my life; take control of my life; forgive my sins and save me. I repent of my sins and now place my trust in You for my salvation. I accept the free gift of eternal life." "He that believes on ME (Jesus) hath everlasting life." (John 6:47)
We give special Thanks to Evangelism Explosion for the above info. May the Lord Jesus Christ be blessed, honored and praised! If you want more information or you have made a decision for the LORD contact EMTP at our Email address EMTP Ministries
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