Are you ABSOLUTELY sure you will go to HEAVEN?
The Bible promises that we can know...
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 believe on the name of the son of god."
This verse means that God's ultimate purpose in providing the Bible to mankind was so that we could know the truth about SALVATION. The truths that we must understand and BELIEVE are found in the Word of God.
Five Truths We Must Believe...
#1. According to the Bible, you are a sinner.
Romans 3:10 "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one."
Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
These two verses make it clear that, as hard as we may try, humans are sinners. Nobody has ever lived on this earth without committing any sins, which are actions, words, and even thoughts which offend God. Although many of our sins may seem insignificant, God sees them as very serious. Sin is the root problem that every human being must face.
#2. as a sinner, you owe the penalty of sin.
Romans 6:23a "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."
According to the Bible, death is the penalty of sin. Physical death is included in this penalty, and all of mankind will face a physical death. However, the Bible speaks of a second death, or a spiritual death. Those who die physically before their sins are pardoned by God will also die spiritually. This second death is eternal separation from God in Hell, where the torment will be unimaginable.
#3. No amount of your Good works can pay that penalty.
Ephesians 2:8, 9 "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."
Many people believe that God uses a balance or scale to determine a person's worthiness to enter Heaven. They believe that one side represents their good works, and the other side represents their sins. They believe that if their "good" works outweigh the "bad," they will be allowed into Heaven. This is NEVER found in the Bible. No amount of "good" works will cancel out the sins of which we are guilty. Those sins must be pardoned by God, or those sins will condemn us eternally.
#4. Jesus loves you, and He died to pay that penalty for you.
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."
Romans 5:8 "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 6:23b "But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
God does not want a single soul to go to Hell. God loves you so much that He sent Jesus to this earth to suffer and die for the sins that would send you to Hell. The Bible calls this the "gift of God." A gift is something of value that is purchased by one person and given to another free of charge and with no strings attached. When God offers you the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ, it is completely free of charge or obligation. God offers it to you because He wants you to have it!
#5. To receive that gift, you must simply place your faith in jesus Christ.
Romans 10:9, 10 "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 10:13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Like any other gift, we must receive it before it becomes our own. God has provided the gift, and He has offered it to you freely. Receive the gift of eternal life by placing your faith in Jesus Christ. You can do this right now by praying to God, asking Him to forgive your sins and to save your soul. It is the most important decision you will ever make!