How to be saved...
Romans 6:23 (NASB) says, "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
God Loves You And Doesn't
Want You To Perish (Be Lost).
God's offer of Salvation is Free - It's a Gift! The choice is yours to either accept it or reject it.
Where you spend eternity will be determined by the choice you make while you are still capable of doing so. We want you to know the way so you can make the right choice. Please read on.
What Is Eternity?
Eternity is an Endless Past and a Never-EndingFuture. You may live 70 years or more here on earth, but compared to eternity, that would be like comparing the width of a human hair to 100 million times the distance from the earth to the sun, and even then, you would be just beginning.
What Is Heaven?
Heaven is the place where God and His angels dwell and are the future home of all those who choose eternal life by accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.
Heaven is an indescribable paradise with abundance beyond anything we can think or imagine. There are beautiful mansions there with no thieves to break in or steal.
There are walls made of precious stones, streets of pure gold, gates of pearl, a crystal sea, a crystal clear river, and the Tree Of Life bearing 12 crops of fruit.
All residents will have imperishable bodies, and there will be no disappointments, hurts, tears, sorrow, death, mourning, crying, or pain. All things will be made new, and there will only be peace, love, joy, and happiness there.
Isn't this where you would like to spend eternity?
What Is Hell?
Hell is the place created by God for the devil and the fallen angels (demons) and is the future home of all those who choose not to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.
Hell is a horrible place where there is eternal punishment, such as the world has never seen or heard.
Hell is a place where the fire is never quenched, and the worm never dies and includes the Lake of Fire, the Abyss, and the Bottomless Pit.
All who go there will be punished with never-ending suffering, torment, grief, despair, pain, anguish, agony, remorse, and complete hopelessness.
YOU DON'T WANT TO GO THERE!
Heaven Or Hell? Do you know where you're going? Are you absolutely sure where you will spend eternity? Like us, we pray that you will choose to make Heaven your eternal home.
Genesis 2:7 says, "Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being." Remember, your very breath belongs to God, and He can take it away from you at any time.
Think about this. God doesn't promise us a tomorrow or even the rest of today, and your time is running out!
Choose you this day whom you will serve. Do it now while you still have the breath of life and are in your right mind. After that, it will be too late, and you will have lost your opportunity to choose Heaven. There is no Half-Way House - Hell will be your eternal home!
In The Holy Bible (God's Word), Jesus clearly states that He is the only way into Heaven. In John 14:6, Jesus says, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
This is one of the most basic and important passages in the Bible. This clearly states that we can only get to God the Father, who is in Heaven through Jesus Christ His Son. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord, we are accepted by God the Father in Heaven.
Many will argue that this way is too narrow, and there must be other ways. No- the Bible clearly states that Jesus is the Only Way to Heaven. There is no other way!
But, In reality, this way is wide enough for everyone on earth, if they choose to accept it. Instead of worrying about how limited it sounds to have only one way to Heaven, we all should be thanking God for providing such a sure way to get there.
Philippians 2:9-11says "Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
John 3:16-18 says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
John 3:17-18 says, "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God's one and only Son."
Jesus came down from Heaven, was born of a virgin, lived as a man, was ridiculed, beaten, and persecuted.
Jesus hung naked by the side of the road, shed His blood, and voluntarily died a horrible death on the cross just so all of our sins could be forgiven and we could be saved.
3 days later, Jesus rose from the dead, and 40 days after that, He ascended back into Heaven to sit at the right hand of God the Father to act as our mediator. Hallelujah!
Believing in Jesus is your only way to Heaven because He alone died for your sins. If you accept Jesus, He will forgive all your past, present, and future sins and give you a brand new life.
Will Be Guaranteed!
But, if you reject Jesus, you will Burnin Hell for Eternity. What a terrible fate this would be!
But there is hope! No matter who or what you are, God loves you and wants the best for you. However, through self-effort, you can't be good enough, work hard enough, or give enough to get into Heaven on your own! Your Salvation is strictly a Free Gift from God. But, you must ask for it and accept it.
Romans 3:23says "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,"
Romans 6:23 says, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
God created you, and He doesn't want you to perish. 2 Peter 3:9 says, "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance." But, He cannot bring you into Heaven if you are covered with sin.
God doesn't see different degrees of sin. To God, Sin is Sin!
To God, if you tell a little white lie, you are just as guilty as a mass murderer.
Your sins separate you from God, your Creator, but no sin is too great for God to forgive if you ask Him.
If your life is empty and without meaning; if you feel a void deep down inside that nothing seems to satisfy; if your situation seems hopeless (i.e. Failed relationships; money problems; drug, alcohol, or tobacco addiction; mental or physical illness; incarceration; etc.); if you have tried everything you know and nothing has worked; Try Jesus. He is the Answer.
God is offering you the Free Gift of mercy and forgiveness now, but later, promising judgment. Please don't wait to make your choice.
Romans 10:9-10says "If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and is justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved."
Romans 10:11-13says, "Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame." For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
These verses clearly say that if you call upon the name of the Lord Jesus, you will be saved.
IMPORTANT: Don't Be Deceived! You are not saved just because you attend a church or have joined a church. You can only be saved by asking Jesus to forgive you of all your sins and accept Him as your Savior.
Right this minute, Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart. Why don't you let Him in? You will never regret it!
Right now, and from your heart (mean it), pray the following prayer:
"Father, I know that I have broken your laws, and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your Son, Jesus Christ, died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name, I pray, Amen."
If you have just prayed this prayer and meant it from your heart, Praise the Lord!
You are a brand new person inside, and you are not the same anymore. Your new life has just begun! Congratulations and welcome to the Family of God!
You Are Now An Adopted
Child Of The King!
2 Corinthians 5:17 says, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!"
Romans 8:16-17 says, "The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory."
Ephesians 1:4-6 says, "For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love, he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves."
To confirm your Salvation, immediately tell someone that you have just accepted Jesus as your Savior.
And, as soon as possible, acquire a Bible and read it Every Day. It's your Spiritual Food - You need this just as much as you need physical food!
Luke 14:15 says, "Blessed is the man who will eat at the feast in the Kingdom of God."
We recommend that you begin your Bible reading with the Gospel of John. This Gospel spells out very clearly the basics of the faith and is the easiest to understand. It also proves who Jesus is and what is necessary for conversion.
Then, read the Book Of Romans. Here you will learn the following crucial concepts:
Election: God chose you for a specific purpose of destiny. Romans 9:10-13
Justification: God's act of declaring you "not guilty" for your sins. Romans 4:25, 5:18
Propitiation: God's removal of your punishment for sin through the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Romans 3:25
Redemption: Jesus Christ has paid the price so you can go free. The price of sin is death; Jesus paid the full price for your redemption.
Sanctification: How you become more and more like Jesus through the work of the Holy Spirit. Romans 5:2; 15,16
Glorification: After death, how you become like Christ. Romans 8:18, 19, 30
Important: There are many Bible Versions available so, if you can, select a Study Bible that is easy for you to read and understand and contains commentary notes that further explain what is taking place in the Scripture Verses you are reading (i.e. Who, What, When, Where, and Why). Then, study your Bible regularly to learn about God's Plan and Purpose for your life.
Finally, locate and regularly attend a Bible Believing, Bible Teaching Church or Assembly where you can be taught and fed the Word, be baptized, be loved and encouraged, and grow in your new Christian walk with the Lord.
The Importance Of Being Baptized.
In Matthew 28:19-20Jesus said, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you."
Colossians 2:12 says, "having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead."
Romans 6:4 says "We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."
As a new believer in Jesus Christ, you should desire to be baptized because baptism illustrates your identification with Christ's death, burial, and resurrection.
Christian baptism is an act of obedience to the Lord after Salvation. Although baptism is closely associated with Salvation, it is not a requirement to be saved.
But, by being baptized, you are making a public profession of the inward change in your heart.
Your submersion in the water represents your death to sin, and your emerging from the water represents your cleansed, holy life that follows your Salvation.
So, as soon as possible, be baptized.
You'll be very glad you did!
After reading and digesting this, if you feel led to do so, please pass it on so that another soul might be won. Thanks, and may God continue to bless you richly.
Note: All Scripture Verses are taken from the New International Version (NIV). Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
Written And Published By Bill And Teddy Rogers Of Prime Life Ministries.
BILL AND TEDDY ROGERS