Did You Know?
You Can Be Absolutely Sure That You’re Going to Heaven!
How can you know that for sure?
The answer is actually found right in the Bible!
Here’s the deal:
In order to get to heaven, God requires that you be absolutely perfect, meaning you have to have never sinned. No problem, right? Obviously, if we are honest with ourselves, we know that we sin. Every one of us, not matter how good we are, have slipped up a few times in our lives. Maybe you haven’t killed someone, or cheated on a spouse or your taxes, but have you ever told a lie? When you were in school, did you ever cheat on a test? God calls that a sin.
Even if it is just a “little” or “harmless” sin, God still sees it as sin.
So every one of us, in one way or another, is sinful. And the Bible says that the penalty for sin is death. Romans 3:23 tells us, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”, and Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death…”
But that’s not the end of the story! God didn’t leave us helpless, striving on our own to try to be perfect to gain entrance into heaven.
He provided a Solution.
God’s solution to our sin problem was His Son, Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the only solution to sin and death (or separation from God). In John 14:6, Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Jesus came down to earth as a human (the only perfect human to ever live. 1 Peter 2:22), and He paid the Penalty (death) for our sin by dying on the cross. He also conquered sin and death when he rose from the dead. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 says, “For I delivered you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures”.
When Jesus paid the death penalty for our sins, he cried out “Tetelestai!”, meaning “It is finished”. The debt had been paid in full.
Because of that, there is nothing else left for us to pay!
The Final Question
So we come to the final question. What do I have to do to be saved?
And the answer? Simply believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work.
That’s it? Yep! It’s as simple as that.
Jesus Christ paid all of your debt, so there is nothing left for you to pay! You don’t have to do anything. You don’t have to pray a special prayer, confess your sins, or ask Jesus into your heart. Not even going to church or reading your Bible will help you to get saved! You simply have to believe.
All of mankind is invited to simply rest their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior; the one who paid the penalty (death) for man’s sin. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest anyone should boast”.
If you believe Christ and His work, then the Bible says that you can be completely, 100%, beyond a shadow of a doubt, sure that you are saved. Acts 16:31 says “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.” It’s as simple as that.
Still have questions?
We are here to answer! Just contact us, and our Pastor or one of our Elders would love to talk more with you about Salvation, your walk as Christian, or any other spiritual questions you may have!