In your personal opinion, what do you understand it takes for a person to go to heaven?
We would like to share with you how the Bible answers this question. if thats ok? There is a word that can be used to answer that question, FAITH.
F stands for Forgiveness
Without God's forgiveness we cannot recive eternal life and heaven.
"In Him (meaning Jesus) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. Ephesians 1:7
A stands for Available
Forgiveness is available to everyone
"For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, that whosoever would believeth in Him shall not perish but have ever lasting life." John 3:16
Although forgiveness is available to all, it is not automatic.
Jesus said, "Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord shall enter the kingdom of heaven". Mathew 7:21
I stands for Impossible
It is impossible for God to allow sin into heaven.
1) God loves us and does not want us to perish
"that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish" John 3:16
2) God is just and He must punish for the sin
The Bible says "For judgement is without mercy" Judges 2:19
3) Man is sinful
"For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23 (all means me, you, even pastors)
So how can God allow a sinful person into heaven when He allows no sin into heaven?
T stands forTurn
Turn from sin and self
"But unless you repent, you shall all likewise perish" Luke 10:3
Turn to Christ and Christ alone
The Bible says that "Jesus died on the cross for our sins, was buried" and according to the scriptures "three days later he rose again"
"If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart, you shall be saved" John 14:3
H stands for Heaven
Heaven is eternal life
Heaven here on earth - Jesus said "I have come that you may have life and have life more abundantly"
Heaven - Hereafter Jesus said "I have gone to prepare a place for you and I will come again and receive you unto me, that where I may be, you may be also" Romans 15:3
How can you have forgiveness of sin, a personal
relationship with Jesus Christ, eternal life, and heaven?
"By confessing the Lord Jesus with your mouth, and believing in your heart, then you will be saved"
Understanding what we have shared with you, would you like to receive God's forgiveness of your sin and accept Christ's free gift of eternal life?
If so, please pray the following prayer right now so that you will know for certain that you have eternal life and will spend eternity with God our father in heaven.
I confess that I am a sinner and I ask your foregivness of all my sin. I believe that you died on the cross to pay the price of forgiveness for my sins. I believe that you rose again on the third day and that you will come again to receive me unto yourself so that I may go to be with you in heaven. I trust you and place my faith in you alone for my salvation. I know that I cannot do anything on my own to earn the right to go to heaven, but that it is a free gift to me and I believe that by your grace and forgivness I will now spend eternity you.
Thank you Jesus.
In Jesus name I pray these things, amen.
Congratulations, you have now received eternal life through Jesus which begins right now.
Whats next? Do these things:
1) Pray and talk with God daily as much as possible
2) Read and study the Bible daily
3) Seek God's presence throught the power of the Holy Spirit in quiet time daily and listen for God's voice
3) Find a spirit filled church that teaches about the bible, and start serving God through praise and worship. Seek to clean your body, home, and spirit to receive God's daily direction in your life.