Choice Hills Baptist Church
|What the Bible Says About Going to Heaven:|
I John 5:13 says, “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.” The Bible teaches three simple things about our eternal destiny.
First of all, you must know that you are a sinner. Romans 3:10 says, “As it is written, there is none righteous, no not one,” and continuing in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. ” We have all done things that are wrong! Romans 5:12 tells us where sin came from: “ Wherefore as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. ” Adam and Eve committed the first sin, and we all followed.
Secondly, God has a price for sin. Romans 6:23 begins, “For the wages of sin is death....” You see, because of sin we all have to die. This does not just mean going to the grave but eternal separation from God forever and ever in a place called hell. However, the verse continues, “but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” You see, God has made a way of escape from this desperate situation!
Thirdly, you must realize that Jesus Christ paid your sin debt on Calvary’s cross, repent of your sin, and accept God’s gift of Jesus. Romans 5:8 declares, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Luke 13:3 warns, “Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Romans 10:13 promises, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Think about it; Jesus died for you , and He wants you to accept His gift. Jesus said that He would never leave you; trust Jesus today!