If you were asked this question, how would you answer it. If you were to die today at this very moment where would you go? Heaven or Hell? If you don't have an answer or if you said Hell, you can change that now at this very moment. If you said, Heaven, then think about why you would go to Heaven. People have many answers as to why that they would go to Heaven, but if you can't scripturally back it up, and you haven't called on the Lord to be YOUR Savior, then you need to read on. You must look at the Bible to find your way to heaven. The Bible says, "Narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it" (Matthew 7:14). Jesus said, " I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6) Jesus is the only way to Heaven and He gave these simple steps on how you can get to Heaven.
1. Realize you are a sinner. No matter where you are physically, everyone starts the same place spiritually. ALL are sinners. "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23). Man comes short of Heaven (the glory of God) because of sin!
2. Realize there is a penalty fo your sin. Not only does sin keep you out of Heaven, but it also condems you to Hell. Romans 6:23 says , "For the wages of sin is death....". Sin brings both physical and spiritual death. "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death." (Revelation 20:14)
3. Realize Jesus paid the penalty. Jesus Christ's death, burial, and resurrection provided a way for you to go to heaven. "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8). Since Jesus was the only One who could pay for our sin, He is the only Way to Heaven.
4. Repent of your sin and receive Jesus as your Savior. The final part of Jesus' steps is to repent and receive Him. Acts 20:21 says, "Repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ" Acts 16:31 says "....Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved...." Neither your family, baptism, church membership, all your money, nor your good works can get you to Heaven. "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." (Ephesians 2:8,9) "...the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23) We never know when our time on this earth will be over, a fatal car wreck, an accident at our work, or heatlh issues that we don't even know about. It can all be over in less than a blink of an eye. Won't you please, from you heart, say a prayer similar to the one below and ask Christ into your life.
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, please forgive me of my sin, and allow me to live forever with You in Heaven. I believe with all my heart that you died on that old rugged cross, were buried and rose again so that I can have eternal life. I am putting all my trust in you and you alone to be my Savior and to take me to Heaven when I die. Amen
If you prayed this prayer from your heart, please email us at servingforChrist@aol.com or at GraceBaptist1983@aol.com or send us a letter at our contact BMTM address and let us know of your decision. If you didn't make a decision now, please let us know so we can be praying for you. We would love to hear your testimony of how you came to know the Lord Jesus. Thanks, BMTM
"For Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13