The Only Way to Heaven
Heaven is a place that you can be sure of today. The Bible teaches us how we can have our sins forgiven and live in peace with God because of Jesus Christ: "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
1. Realize and acknowledge that you have sinned.
“All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
All men, including you, have come short of glorifying God because of sin.
2. Realize and acknowledge the penalty of sin.
“The wages of sin is death.” (Romans 6:23)
All men die physically, but all men do not die spiritually.
You can be born again through Jesus Christ and be saved from the penalty of sin, which is an eternal Hell, a place of "fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8)
3. Realize and acknowledge that Christ died for you.
“Christ died for our sins.” (I Corinthians 15:3)
Jesus Christ paid the entire price on the cross for your sins. God set the price on sin, a perfect sacrifice, and then God Himself gave His own Son to pay the price.
4. Realize and acknowledge that you can have eternal life.
“The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
God offers you freely His gift of eternal life. This gift is yours by believing in the risen Christ who arose on the third day and is alive forevermore.
5. Realize and acknowledge that Christ can save you.
“Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
Whosoever means you. If you, by simple faith, will trust in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for your soul's salvation, you can be 100% sure that you are going to Heaven. Nothing else will do; not church membership, not baptism, not confirmation, not communion. None of these things can save us from sin. Only Jesus Christ.
6. Call upon the Lord for Salvation:
Why not pray this prayer, “Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe that you died for my sins, was buried, yet rose again from the dead, and that you alone are the only way to heaven. I ask that you forgive me for my sin and save me. Thank you for saving me. Amen.”