Heaven or Hell?

 

 

Do You Know Where You are Going?

 

The Bible teaches we can know for certain that we are saved (going to heaven).

 

And the witness is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 12 He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. 13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, in order that you may know that you have eternal life. 1 John 5:11-13

 

If you are not sure, read and follow the instructions below.

 

God’s Purpose

 

John 3:16 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 so loves you that He gave Jesus to die on the cross for you!

God’s purpose is for you to believe in Jesus so that you would not perish (be eternally separated from God), that you might have eternal life (go to heaven when you die), and that you might have abundant life on this earth full of joy, peace, and contentment.

 

Your Problem

 

Rom 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

 

Sin is anything that displeases God. All of us have done something that has displeased God. Our sin separates us from God and all the blessings of eternal life He has for us. Our biggest problem is that we have no ability in and of ourselves to fix our sin problem.

 

God’s Solution

 

Rom 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

 

God provided a solution for your sin problem by sending Jesus, His Son, to die on the cross for you and your sins. But even more, Jesus rose again from the dead so that you might have life . . . life eternal and life abundant.

 

Your Response

 

Rom 10:9 if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved

 

To be saved you must believe what God’s Word, the Bible, says is most important about Jesus. . . that Jesus died for your sins, that Jesus was buried, and that Jesus rose again so you could have life both eternal and abundant.

 

You must confess Jesus is Lord. Confess means admit, tell someone something. The person you must confess to is God for only God can save you. What you must admit to God is that Jesus is Lord . . . that is you give Jesus complete and total control of your life.

 

Here’s how it works practically:

You believe what the Bible says about Jesus so much you see your sins put Jesus on the cross. That makes you feel godly sorrow. And that sorrow causes you to repent (turn from self-control and sin and turn to God confessing Jesus as your Lord (inviting God to forgive you of sins, and give you His gift of eternal life.

 

Would you like to receive God’s offer of eternal life?

 

If so, below is a suggested prayer you can use to confess Jesus as your Lord. It’s not so much the words you speak but your genuine intentions. Simply tell God what you are feeling and ask Him to save you and give you eternal life.

 

To be saved, talk to God and say to Him:

 

“God, I believe Jesus died for my sins. Forgive me of my sins. I want Jesus to take control of my life and be my Lord. I want You to give me your gift of eternal life. Thank You, God, for saving me.”

 

If you prayed to make Jesus Lord of your life, you are assured by the Word of God that you are saved. Romans 10:13 “ for whoever will call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

 

If you made the decision to make Jesus Lord, and would like more information about how to enjoy your new life in Christ to the fullest, contact us below. We will gladly send you information that will help you grow and enjoy the abundant life God has given you in Jesus Christ.

 

 

First Baptist Church Forgan

P.O. Box 9, Forgan, Oklahoma 73938

580-487-3410

email: forganfbc@gmail.com