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If you died today, do you KNOW that you would go to heaven?
___Yes   ___No   ___Maybe

 

When surveyed with the question above over 50% of the respondents answer “No” or “Maybe” to this question, yet God assures us in His Word, the Bible, that you can know for sure that you will go to heaven if you die.

“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.” 1 John 5:13
Where you choose to spend eternity is the most important issue you will ever make. Some people think there are many ways to eternal life or that any belief will lead to Heaven. In the Bible, however, Jesus tells us there is only one way to have eternal life and that is through Him.

“Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth and the life, no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” John 14:6

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

Although God is specific about eternal life and how it is obtained, He is also very compassionate.

“The Lord is…longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish…”
2 Peter 3:9

God offers eternal life as a free gift to all who will receive it. Below, you will discover the “importance of one.”

ONE MAN’S DISOBEDIENCE
God placed the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, in the Garden of Eden. He gave them the ability to choose between good and evil. When Adam was tempted by Satan, he chose to disobey God. Because of one man’s sin, every person born since then

has inherited a sinful nature (a desire to disobey God) and is spiritually separated from God.one_man

“For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners…” Romans 5:19

We choose to sin (disobey God) because of our sinful nature; therefore we are sinners by birth and by choice.

“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” James 4:17

Every person has the same spiritual problem–sin. The Bible states this about all humankind:

“…There is none righteous, no, not one.” Romans 3:10

Do you understand that you are a sinner by birth as the result of one man’s sin?
ONE PENALTY FOR SIN
The payment (penalty) for sin is death. The word death in the Bible has three aspects:

SinBarrierSpiritual death is the lost spiritual condition in which we are all born. As the result of Adam’s sin, we are born spiritually dead, separated from God.

“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” Romans 5:12
MyGravestonePhysical death is that time when we cease to function with an earthly body. Contrary to how it may appear, this visible, physical death is not the end of our existence.

“For the wages of sin is death…” Romans 6:23

FireEternal death is separation from God in Hell. It is the fate of every person who has not believed on Jesus Christ as Savior.

“And these shall go away into everlasting punishment…” Matthew 25:46

​Do you understand that the penalty for sin is eternal separation from God?
ONE MAN’S OBEDIENCE
Now that you understand that the penalty for sin is death, it helps you to see the importance of the death of Jesus Christ. Jesus, God’s only Son, was 100 percent God and 100 percent man.

“…Jesus the Son of God…was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” Hebrews 4:14-15

sinHe willingly obeyed God the Father by coming to earth, living a sinless life, and dying on the cross in your place.

“… by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” Romans 5:19

“But God commendeth [proved] his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

The Bible also says that after Jesus died on the cross, He was buried and rose from the dead three days later.

“…I declare unto you the gospel… how that 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:” 1 Corinthians 15:1,3-4

Do you understand that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty for your sin?
ONE WAY TO HEAVEN
The Bible states there is a single requirement for a person to have one’s sin forgiven and possess eternal life. This requirement is believing on the Lord Jesus Christ.

“…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…” Acts 16:31

one_way“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

Believing is not merely acknowledging that Jesus existed or that He was a good person.
Believing is trusting in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life. You must have faith that He died for you, paid the price for your sin and that He is the only way to heaven.

“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

Has there been a time in your life when you believed on Jesus as Saviour?
ONE DAY IT WILL BE TO LATE
Satan will try to convince you that there is plenty of time to believe Christ as Saviour—it is his most dangerous strategy. The Bible

reminds us, however, that we do not always know what lies ahead.

future“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” James 4:14
Would you like to receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour right now?
Pray Sincerely …
“Dear Jesus, I know I am a sinner and deserve Hell. I believe that you died on the cross, paid the penalty for my sin, and rose from the dead three days later. I am placing my faith in You alone to forgive my sin and save me. Thank you for giving me eternal life. AMEN.”

YOU CAN KNOW FOR SURE
The assurance that you have eternal life is based on God’s unchanging word.The Bible provides this assurance to those that have believed on Him.

“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

“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” John 3:36

God does not lie. He has promised everlasting life to those that believe on Him as Saviour.

“In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.” Titus 1:2

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