Many people are unsure whether or not they will be “good enough” to go to heaven when they die.
The truth is, none of us are perfect, and if we have to get to heaven by how good we are, then it would be impossible. We all come short.
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We have all sinned by breaking God’s laws.
Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Just as there are rewards for doing right, there is punishment for doing wrong.
Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
God is holy and must punish sin.
Every day we sin against God. Our sins are so grievous in his sight that the punishment is eternal torment in a place of fire called hell.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
This is what we all deserve. But because of God’s great love toward us, he has provided a way we can be saved.
So, how can you be 100% sure that you will go to heaven when you die?
Jesus Christ took the punishment for us.
1 Corinthians 15:3b-4 …Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
Over 2000 years ago, God became a man. He was born of a virgin and named JESUS. For 33 years he lived a perfect life, without sin, so that he could die in our place.
He was beaten, mocked, and a crown of thorns placed on his head. He was crucified on a cross, his body buried, and his soul suffered in hell. But three days later he overcame death and rose from the dead! Now, he is seated in heaven and will one day return.
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.
Believe and receive the free gift of eternal life.
Many people know what Jesus has done for them, but they are still trusting their own works to get to heaven. Being saved from hell is as simple as receiving a gift.
Ephesians 2:8-9 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.
Just believe and call upon Jesus! He will save you and give you the gift of eternal life.
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
A simple prayer may sound like this,
“Dear Jesus, I know I’m a sinner. I know I deserve hell. But I believe you died for me, and rose again. Please save me right now, and give me the gift of eternal life. I’m only trusting you, to take me to heaven when I die. Amen.”
Jesus saves now and for ever.
After Jesus has given you eternal life it can never be lost for any reason. Once saved, always saved.
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.
God cannot lie and this is his unchanging promise to anyone who calls upon him in faith.
1 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.
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