WHERE WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY?
HEAVEN or HELL … it’s your choice!
If you have never made Jesus the Lord of your life, then you are separated from God by sin (Isaiah 59:2).
But God loved you so much that He provided a way for you to come back to Him. John 3:16 says … For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
God’s desire is that you return to Him, making heaven your eternal home. But there’s only ONE way!
Jesus said in John 14:6 … "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” We also read in 2 Corinthians 5:21 … For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.
When Jesus paid the price for your sin, He became your substitute. But that doesn’t mean you will automatically go to heaven. Even though God sent Jesus to pay for your sin, heaven only awaits those who make the choice to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
God made a way … Jesus paid the price … but you must choose salvation. Romans 10:9 ... is clear … If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Right now you can receive Jesus as your Lord, and heaven your eternal home. How?
Believe that Jesus is the Son of God, He died on the Cross for your sins, and God raised Him from the dead.
Receive Jesus into your heart as your Lord and Savior by praying out loud, the following prayer …
PRAYER OF SALVATION
Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus to receive salvation and eternal life. I repent and ask You to forgive me and cleanse me of all my sins. In agreement with Romans 10:9, I believe in my heart that Jesus died on the cross for my salvation and You raised Him from the dead.
I confess with my mouth, that Jesus is Lord, and right now I ask Jesus to come into my heart and be Lord over my entire life. I receive You Jesus as my Lord and my Savior. Thank you for saving me today, in Jesus Name, Amen!
By praying the above prayer, receiving Jesus Christ into your heart as your Lord, God has given you the right to become His child. The Bible gives you this assurance: "But as many as received him, to them he gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them who believe on his name" - John 1:12.
Welcome to the family of God!
UNDERSTANDING STEPS TO SALVATION
Sin separates us from God ... When Adam sinned in the Garden of Eden, his sin separated him from God. Now all of his descendants inherited the curse of sin and death (Romans 5:12-14; Psalm 51:5). As a result every human being is born a sinner, not because of any wrong they’ve done but because of Adam’s decision. It is therefore necessary to become saved.
Repent ... To repent simply means to "change one's mind or direction; to have a change of heart." It involves making a 180-degree turn away from sin to instead lead a life pleasing to God. Repentance does not mean "I'm sorry." It is a quality decision to ask for forgiveness of your sins and to be cleansed from unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).
Confess Jesus as Lord and Savior ... Confession is verbally declaring that Jesus is the ultimate authority over your life. It is to say out loud that He is your Lord and believe that He lived, died and was raised from the dead for the forgiveness of your sins.
Obey the Word of God ... Living according to the Word positions you to enjoy the benefits that your salvation guarantees. Jesus’ sacrifice makes you righteous, and God requires that you live a holy life that lines up with His Word (Romans 12:1; 1 John 5:3). The Word must be your foundation and the final authority by which you live. Make sure every decision you make in life is Biblically based.
Definition ... The word "salvation" comes from the Greek word soteria, which means "deliverance, preservation and safety." It primarily involves deliverance from the bondage of sin (Galatians 5:1), but also includes deliverance from enemies (Luke 1:71) and from sickness and disease (Isaiah 53:4 AMP; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24).
Salvation is a gift made available to those who repent, believe and confess their belief that Jesus is Lord and that He died and rose from the dead to save mankind (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10) (see Prayer of Salvation). The gift cannot be earned through good deeds or by simply being a "good person" (Ephesians 2:8-9). It is a matter of faith (acting on what you believe according to God's Word concerning salvation).
Furthermore, salvation involves a process that will not only guarantee you entrance into heaven, but will also position you to experience an abundant life on earth (John 10:10).