We would be delighted for you to join us as our special guest at Bible Baptist Church! While having a church home is important, what’s more important is knowing you have a home in heaven someday!
Have you ever given much thought as to what it takes to go to heaven? Does going to church take you to heaven? What about doing good deeds? Can being a good person reserve you a spot in heaven? The Bible tells us exactly how you can know 100% for sure that heaven awaits you someday.
1. Realize that you are a sinner.
Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Nobody’s perfect. We have all done things that have broken God’s laws. Because of our sin, we have all come short of heaven.
2. Realize that your sin separates you from God.
Because God is perfect and heaven is a perfect place, nobody lives up to God’s standard. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death…” We all deserve death for the wrong things we have done. Revelation 20:14 says, “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” God does not send people to hell, we send ourselves there because of our sins.
3. Realize that Jesus died to pay for your sin.
Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” God lived among us as a human: Jesus Christ. Because God is perfect, Jesus lived a perfect life. Because He loved us so much, Jesus took the punishment that we deserve by dying on a cross. But because He was God, He didn’t stay dead! Jesus had power over death and the grave and rose from the dead!
4. Believe in your heart that Jesus died for you and receive forgiveness of your sins.
Romans 10:9 says, “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.” God gave us heaven as a free gift. It cost Jesus His life, but it costs you nothing! All you have to do to be forgiven is call on God, believe in your heart that Jesus died to forgive you of your sins, and ask Him to take you to heaven when you die. Only faith in Jesus can take you to heaven and nothing else.
If you’d like to receive God’s free gift, then pray something like this: “Dear Jesus, I know I’m a sinner and I don’t deserve heaven. But I believe that you died to pay for my sin and that you rose again. Please forgive me and take me to heaven when I die. In Jesus name, Amen.”
If you prayed that prayer, then praise the Lord, you are now a child of God! Reach out to us! We would love to hear about your decision!