The Way To Eternal Life
Many people claim that there are various ways to get to heaven.
TRUTHS WE BELIEVE ABOUT GOD AND MAN
We were created to live for God’s glory.
"Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth,... whom I created for My glory" (Isaiah 43:6-7).
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God" (1 Corinthians 10:31).
God's glory is all of who God is (nature) and what He does. His glory then includes His all knowing, all powerful, all existing ablilites, but of all of God's attributes, He created man to reflect His holiness. Holiness is His eternal seperation from sin.
We all have failed to glorify God as He intended.
"All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).
God’s holiness is the seperation from sin. We fell short of our responsibility to reflect God in our lives when we love and praise anything more than God and therefore live for ourselves with no regard for God's holiness and moral expectations for us (Romans 1:23).
We have ALL done this and therefore are guilty of disobedience to God.
Our failure subjects us to God's just and wrathful judgment.
"The wages of sin is death..." (Romans 6:23).
"They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction and exclusion from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His might." (2 Thessalonians 1:9).
The Bible clearly teaches that eternality is bestowed upon all. Jesus tells us in Matthew 25:46 that all will exist eternally, some for life with God and some for punishment and seperation from God. This is the just judgment of God for all who have sinned and therefore trampled upon God's glory.
God sent His Son, Jesus, to save undeserving sinners like us.
"Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners..." (1 Timothy 1:15)
"For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring us to God" (1 Peter 3:18).
Salvation is available to sinners by grace; and through repentance, belief and confession.
"Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out" (Acts 3:19).
"Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved" (Acts 16:31).
Salvation is the secure and eternal work of God.
“I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of My Father's hand” (John 10:28-29).
HOW TO BE SAVED FROM YOUR SIN, THE SIMPLE GOSPEL (GOOD NEWS) OF JESUS CHRIST!
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Q: Do you understand that you, like all people, are a sinner and that your sin separates you from God and makes you the target of His wrath?
“But God demonstrates His love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we are saved from the wrath of God through Him.”
Q: Do you understand that because of God’s love, Christ died for sinners that they may be saved from wrath?
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Q: Do you understand that God is offering salvation to you through the FREE gift of Christ’s death, not something earned by the works of man?
“if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Q: Do you understand that all you must do to be forgiven and saved to eternal life is to believe and confess
your need and trust in Christ as your personal Lord and Savior?
PRAYER FOR SALVATION
If you understand and believe all that you have read and would like to accept Christ into your heart as your Lord and Savior, pray the following prayer to God.