Heaven, How Do I Get There?
"Heaven, how do I get there?" is one question we all have to ask ourselves.
Our society has been filled with one person's teaching after another. We have to remember that eternal life depends upon the very Word of God.
The way to KNOW how to get to Heaven is by going to the Word of God, not another man's teaching.
To get to Heaven we must know and believe these four things:
1. WE ARE ALL SINNERS:
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."
Every person who walks the face of the earth has done wrong. Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever taken something that was not yours?
Have you ever had a bad thought?
Everyone has done wrong. Do you believe this?
2. THERE IS A PENALTY FOR OUR SIN:
Romans 6:23a: "For the wages of sin is death..."
We all know that we must die physically someday. Just pick up the obituaries and we see that people die every day and at every age. After physical
death, there is also spiritual death. We decide now while we are living, the place we will live after physical life–Heaven or Hell. The penalty for our
sins is death in Hell. If we get what we deserve it will be death in Hell.
3. JESUS CHRIST PAID THAT PENALTY FOR US:
Romans 5:8: "But God commented His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 6:23b: "...but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ ourLord."
God loved us so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus, to die for us.
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
Jesus Christ is God's gift to mankind. A gift is FREE. All you have to do to receive a gift is reach out your hand and take it.
4. TRUST AND TAKE JESUS AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOUR:
Romans 10:9, 10, 13: "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.
"For whosoever calleth upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Friend, why don't you bow your head right now. Pray, and ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins, to come into your heart and save you.
You can pray something like this, but mean it from your heart:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I know that I deserve Hell. I realize that you died on the cross to save me. Please forgive me. Please come into my heart and save me now. I am trusting only in you for my eternal salvation. Help me now that I am saved to serve you faithfully. Thank you, Lord Jesus. – Amen.
Did you do the above? You will go to Heaven; not by what man teaches, but by God's Word.
Titus 1:2: "In Hope of eternal life, which God that cannot lie, promised before the world began."
Friend, If you have just asked Jesus to come into your heart, please send your name and address to the address listed, or click on the contact link below. Materials will be sent to you that would be a great help in your new Christian life.
Calvary Baptist Church
"Heaven , how do I get there?"
written by Michael W. Sullivant
Calvary Baptist Church
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