Do you know if you died today if you would be in Heaven tomorrow?
You can know:
I John 5:13, "I write these things to you who believe in the name of God's Son so that you can know that you have eternal life."
The only way is through Jesus Christ
John 14:6, Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father except through me."
What you must know:
1. We are all sinners
Romans 3:10, "As it is written, there is no righteous person, not even one."
Romans 3:23, "All have sinned, and fall short of God's glory."
No one is perfect, except Jesus Christ.
2. Where sin came from
Romans 5:12, "So, in the same way that sin entered the world through one person, and death came through sin, so death spread to all human beings with the result that all sinned."
One man = the first man, Adam.
3. God's price on Sin
Romans 6:23, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Ezekiel 18:20, "Only the one who sins will die..."
Revelation 20:14, "Then Death and the Grave were thrown into the fiery lake. This, the fiery lake, is the second death."
The words "second death" in this verse means "Hell."
4. Our way out - Jesus' death & resurrection
Romans 5:8, "But God shows his love for us, because while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Like He promised, Jesus was in the tomb and was resurrected on the third day.
I Corinthians 15:4, "He was buried, and He rose on the third day in line with the scriptures."
Romans 10:13, "All who call on the Lord's name will be saved."
Romans 10:9-11, "Because if you confess with your mouth "Jesus is Lord" and in your heart you have faith that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Trusting with the heart leads to righteousness, and confessing with the mouth leads to salvation. The scripture says, All who have faith in him won't be put to shame."
5. You must ask in faith
Hebrews 11:6, "It's impossible to please God without faith because the one who draws near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards people who try to find him."
6. Your part - Ask Jesus to save you now
(Sample prayer) Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. If I died now in my sin, I would go to Hell. Right now, by faith, I am trusting you as my personal Savior and my only hope for Heaven. Please forgive me of all my sins. I now receive You as my personal Savior. Thank You for dying on the Cross for me and shedding Your blood and rising from the dead. Thank You for saving me from an eternity in Hell. In Jesus' name, amen.
7. When a person gets saved, he becomes a child of God!
John 1:12, "But those who did welcome Him, those who believed in His name, he authorized to become God's children."
8. When a person trusts Christ, he receives the greatest gift in the world
Mark 8:36, "Why would people gain the whole world but lose their lives?"
Romans 6:23, "...but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
9. You need to tell others about your decision
Matthew 10:32, "Therefore, everyone who acknowledges me before people, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in Heaven."
10. Now that you are saved, the next step is being baptized
Acts 2:41, "Those who accepted Peter's message baptized. God brought about three thousand people into the community on that day."