Plan of Salvation

How to Know For Sure You Will go to Heaven

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God’s Purpose: Peace and Life

God loves you and wants you to experience peace and life – abundant and eternal.

The Bible says…

We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. – Romans 5:1
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. – John 3:16
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. – John 10:10

Why don’t most people have this peace and abundant life that God planned for us to have?

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The Problem: Our Separation

God created us in His own image to have an abundant life. he did not make us robots to automatically love and obey Him. God gave us a will and a freedom of choice.
We chose to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God.

The Bible says…

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God – Romans 3:23
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. – Romans 6:23

Our Attempts to Reach God
People have tried in many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God…

The Bible says…

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. – Proverbs 14:12
But your iniquities have seperated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. – Isaiah 59:2

No bridge reaches God…except one.

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
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost – Titus 3:5
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God’s Bridge: The Cross

Jesus Christ died on the Cross and rose from the grave. He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap between God and people.

The Bible says…

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ – I Timothy 2:5
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the spirit – I Peter 3:18
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8

God has provided the only way. Each person must make a choice.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. – John 14:6
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Our Response: Receive Christ by Faith

We must trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and receive Him by personal invitation

The Bible says…

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and he with me. – Revelation 3:20
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, ebven to them that believe on his name – John 1:12
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. – Romans 10:9
Where are you?
The Bible teaches us we are all sinners, but Jesus died for all our sins and rose again. Do not trust in your good works, baptism or church membership. Only Jesus can save you and take you to heaven.
Let us help you word a prayer
Realize it’s not mere words that save but your faith in Jesus Christ.
Dear Jesus, I know I am a sinner. Please forgive me for all my sins. Jesus, come into my heart and save my soul from Hell. I’m trusting you and you alone, to take me to Heaven when I die. Thank you for saving me, Jesus. Amen.
God’s Assurance: His Word

If you prayed this prayer, The Bible says…

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. – Romans 10:13

Did you sincerely ask Jesus Christ to come into your life? Where is He right now? What has He given you?

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

Receiving Christ, we are born into God’s family through the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer. This is called regeneration, or the “new birth.” This is just the beginning of a wonderful new life in Christ. To deepen this relationship, you should:

  • Read your Bible every day to know Christ better
  • Talk to God every day in prayer
  • Tell others about Christ
  • Worship, fellowship, and serve with other Christians in a church where Christ is preached
  • As Christ’s representative in a needy world, demonstrate your new life by your love and concern for others.

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