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ARE YOU 100% SURE HEAVEN WILL BE YOUR ETERNAL HOME?
This is a question we all must ask sooner or later. The Bible tells us how we can know the answer to this question for sure.
First, Realize that God loves 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."
Some people are repulsed by the idea of eternal life because their lives are miserable. But eternal life is not an extension of a person’s miserable, mortal life; eternal life is God’s life embodied in Christ given to all believers now as a guarantee that they will live forever. In eternal life there is no death, sickness, enemy, evil, or sin. When we don’t know Christ, we make choices as though this life is all we have. In reality, this life is just the introduction to eternity. Receive this new life by faith and begin to evaluate all that happens from an eternal perspective.
Second, realize sin causes all to fall short... Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"
Some sins seem bigger than others because their obvious consequences are much more serious. Murder, for example, seems to us to be worse than hatred, and adultery seems worse than pride. But this does not mean that because we only commit “little” sins we deserve eternal life. All sins make us sinners, and all sins cut us off from our holy God. All sins, therefore, lead to death (because they disqualify us from living with God), regardless of how great or small they seem. Don’t minimize “little” sins or overrate “big” sins. They all separate us from God, but they all can be forgiven.
Third, realize that sin has a price that must be paid... Roman 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Eternal life is a gift from God. If it is a gift, then it is not something that we earn, nor something that must be paid back. Consider the foolishness of someone who receives a gift given out of love and then offers to pay for it. A gift cannot be purchased by the recipient. A more appropriate response to a loved one who offers a gift is graceful acceptance with gratitude. Our salvation is a gift of God, not something of our own doing (Ephesians 2:8-9). He saved us because of his mercy, not because of any good things that we have done (Titus 3:5). How much more we should accept with thanks- giving the gift that God has freely given to us.
Fourth, realize that Jesus Christ died to pay your price... Romans 5:8 "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
While we were still sinners—these are amazing words. God sent Jesus Christ to die for us, not because we were good enough, but just because he loved us. Whenever you feel uncertain about God’s love for you, remember that he loved you even before you turned to him.
Finally, pray and ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins, and ask Him personally to be your Saviour... Romans 10:13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
A final quotation taken from the Hebrew Scriptures (Joel 2:32) serves well for Paul’s conclusion. God’s special relationship with Israel will continue, but it has been broadened to include anyone who calls on the name of the Lord. God’s plans for Israel had their climax in Christ. Access to God, for all people, now comes through Jesus Christ. With this last reference, Paul neatly lays the foundation for the necessity of worldwide evangelism. Joel 2:32 is an Old Testament mandate for missions. To call on the Lord is to ask the Lord to come to you and be real to you. Those who call on Jesus as their Lord want him to be their Lord and Savior.
What to Pray: Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am sinful and I need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died to pay the penalty for my sin. I want to turn from my sin nature and follow You instead. I invite You to come into my heart and life. In Jesus' name. Amen.
God's Assurance: His Word If you sincerely prayed this prayer and asked Jesus Christ to come into your life, do you know what He has given you? The Bible Says... "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13 "Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:39 "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:" Romans 5:1 "He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 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 5:12-13 Follow Jesus Please share with us why you are responding to the message that you have read, The Plan of Salvation! What have you decided?