Where will you spend eternity?
This is the most important question you will ever be asked during your life. God made humans eternal beings. You will live forever some where. You will either be in a place of eternal peace and joy called Heaven or you will be in a place of eternal torment and pain called Hell. God loves you and desires you to spend eternity with Him in Heaven. Will you accept His invitation to salvation and Heaven? The choice is yours!
The Bible tells us in I 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…” The simple truth is God wants you to know where you’re going when you die!
First, you must understand your need for a personal Saviour. The Bible is very clear that we all have a huge problem called sin. Romans 3:23 says it this way, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” This verse simply means that none of us are perfect.
The problem is this - sin has a high price tag. Romans 6:23a says, “For the wages of sin is death…” In other words, the price for sin is eternal death apart from God in a place called Hell. Because of our sin, none of us can make it into Heaven alone.
Here’s the good news - God sent help! The rest of Romans 6:23 says, “…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Again in Romans 5:8 God says, “But God commendeth His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.” This leads us to the next step.
You must believe that Jesus Christ wants to be your Saviour! Jesus Christ came to earth as God in the flesh, lived a perfect life, and then voluntarily died on a cross because He loves you. On that cross, He literally paid for all of your sins. He took your blame! He punished Himself for your wrong-doings.
John 3:16 says, “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.” God, in His awesome love, came to earth to make a way for you to be forgiven of your sins and given eternal life!
Finally, you must place your full trust in Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” In verse ten of that same chapter God says, “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” He says it’s as simple as believing and receiving! If you’ve never asked Jesus Christ to be your personal Saviour, you could stop right now and sincerely pray something like this:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You are God, that You died for my sin, and that You rose again from the dead. I know that I am a sinner, and I ask You now to be my personal Saviour. I’m placing my full trust in You alone, and I now accept Your gift of eternal life. Amen.
HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU ARE SAVED?
If you prayed to put your trust in Jesus just now, you are saved because God will keep His Word. “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.” - I John 5:13
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO NOW?
The next step you should take is to tell others of your decision. The Bible says: “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.” - Matthew 10:32 The best place to do this is in Church this Sunday. If you cannot come to Curtis Corner Baptist Church, please find an Independent, Fundamental Baptist Church near you to help you grow in your new life in Christ.
LET US KNOW OF YOUR DECISION?
Please let us know if you have prayed today and put your trust in Jesus to get to Heaven. We are excited to hear from you and of your decision. Click here to email us.