There Is Only One Way To Heaven
"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)
There are not multiple ways to get to Heaven. Contrary to today's teaching, all the world is not worshiping the same god. Any attempt to get to Heaven other than the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a lie.
Being A Good Person Is Not Good Enough
"...There is none righteous, no, not one:" "...there is none that doeth good, no, not one." (Romans 3:10, 12)
Many people claim "I am a good person." While that may be true, being a good person does not grant you enough favor with God to get you into Heaven. By whose standard are you judging yourself, your own, or God's? Jesus taught if you have ever hated someone, you have commited murder in your heart. If you have ever lusted after someone, you have commited adultery in your heart. These are only two of the Ten Commandments. My friend, you will be found guilty before God.
Doing Good Works Will Not Work
"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)
Likewise, there is no amount of good deeds we could do to earn our way into Heaven. It is not about what we do, it is about what Christ has already done. We are saved by faith, not our good works.
The Bible Says That All People Are Sinners
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned." (Romans 5:12)
"If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us." (1 John 1:10)
Every person on the planet is a sinner. We are all born with a sinful nature. You do not have to teach your children to sin; you have to teach them not to sin. Our sin separates us and keeps us from God.
God’s Word Also Says That Sin Must Be Paid For
"For the wages of sin is death....” (Romans 6:23)
Wages means payment. The payment of our sin is death and hell, separation from God forever. If we continue in our sin, we shall die without Christ and be without God forever.
The Good News Is That Christ Paid For Our Sins
“But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
Jesus took upon Himself all of our sin on the cross. The Bible says that without the shedding of blood, there is no remission for sin. Christ shed His precious blood for you and me, and paid our sin debt for us. The Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and three days later arose from the dead. He is alive forevermore.
It doesn't matter where you've been, or what you've done. You may think you have done something that God will not forgive. My friend, it truly doesn't matter. God wants to forgive you. He longs to make you His very own. The Creator of the universe wants to have a personal relationship with you. Yes, even you. He will forgive you. All you have to do is ask, and believe.
We Must Personally Pray And Receive Christ By Faith
The Bible says, "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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Romans 10:9-10)
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
The Bible says "whosoever believeth in Him should not perish", and "whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved." Friends, the word "whosoever" literally means "everyone." This includes you an me.
What Do I Do? Pray And Receive Christ As Your Savior
I realize that I am a sinner. I realize that if I die today, I will not go to heaven. I believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay for my sin. I want to turn from my old life of sin. Please forgive my sin, come into my heart, and be my Savior. Help me live my life for you from this day forward.
In Jesus’ Name,
Your New Life
Everlasting life begins when we receive Christ as our Savior. You are beginning an entirely new life now. Every sin you have ever committed has now been forgiven, and forgotten by God. You are now ready to seek out God's Will and Plan for your new life. We want to help. Please e-mail us at contactus@CentralHeightsBaptistChurch.com with your good news and we will send you some information about your new life with Christ.