1. We have all sinned by breaking God’s laws
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Many people believe they will be good enough to get to heaven, but the truth is we all come short of perfection.
Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
2. God must punish sin
Romans 6:23a For the wages of sin is death;
Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Just as there are rewards for doing right, there is punishment for doing wrong. Our sins are so great in the eyes of God that his punishment is eternal torment in a lake of fire called, hell.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
3. Jesus Christ took your punishment for you
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
God became a man, named Jesus, who was born of a virgin. He was crucified on a cross, his blood was shed, and his body buried for the sins of all mankind. Three days later he overcame death and hell, and rose again.
1 Corinthians 15:3b-4 …Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
4. What you must do to be saved from hell
Acts 16:30-31 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Many people know what Jesus has done for them but they are still trusting their own goodness, works, or deeds to get to heaven. Knowing you are saved forever is as simple as accepting a free gift. Jesus has already paid the price in full!
John 3:16 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.
5. Receive the free gift of eternal life
Romans 6:23b …but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
If you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and call upon his name you will be saved forever. God cannot lie and this is his unchanging promise to anyone who asks him.
John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
Being saved is a one time event. Once Jesus has given you eternal life it can never be lost for any reason.
A simple prayer may be worded like this:
“Dear Jesus, I know I’m a sinner and deserve hell. But I believe you died for my sins, and rose again. I trust you alone to save me from hell. Please give me your free gift of eternal life. Amen.”
Now you can know 100% for sure that you will be in heaven if you died today. Not because you are “good enough” but because a perfect and unchangeable God has promised and provided it for you.
1 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, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
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