Jesus is more than just a historical fact.
The Bible in John 4:24-25 declares Jesus is the Saviour...
(25) The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. (26) Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
Only Those That "Know" Jesus Have Eternal Life
The Bible in John 17:1-3 reveals this truth....
(3)John 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. are basically four things that you need to understand from the Bible to have the assurance that when you die you will go to Heaven.
There are basically four things that you need to understand from the Bible to have the assurance that when you die you will go to Heaven.
Everyone is a Sinner
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23
The reason we come short of God's glory (God's righteousness or perfect nature) is because "all have sinned." "All" includes me and it also includes you. Sin is nothing more than disobeying God—It's not just murdering or stealing. For example, Adam and Eve ate from the tree that God told them not to eat from, that was the first sin. So the first thing you must do is agree with the Bible and admit to God that you are a sinner.
Everyone Owes a Sin Debt
"For the wages of sin is death;" Romans 6:23a
By wages, the Bible means penalty or payment. There are consequences for our sin. Just as a criminal must face punishment for his crime, so must we pay a penalty for our sin. This penalty is death—an eternal death, which is also called the second death.
"And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." Revelation 20:14-15
Secondly, you must realize that if you die in your sins, then you must pay the penalty for sin by dying in Hell, forever.
Everyone's Sin Debt Has Been Paid
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23
Although sin brings eternal death, God wants to give us eternal life. You must realize that you cannot gain eternal life by going to church, being baptized, or by just being a good person. As a matter of fact, it is a gift of God. You cannot buy or earn your way to Heaven. Eternal life is obtained through Jesus Christ alone.
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
So the third thing you must believe is that Jesus has paid your sin debt by dying for you, and eternal life is only gained through Him.
Everyone Can Be Saved
Although Jesus died to pay everyone's sin debt, not everyone is on his way to Heaven. You must personally receive God's gift of eternal life. You must believe what Jesus has done for you, and ask Him to save you.
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Romans 10:9
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13
If you would like to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour, simply bow your head and humbly do the following:
Admit to God that you are a sinner. Tell Him that you believe Jesus died for you. Ask Him to forgive you of your sins and save your soul. Then believe that He promised to save you.
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." John 5:24
In John 6:37 Jesus says “…Him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out.” If you sincerely accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, He promises to let you into Heaven when you die. He promises that He will not under any circumstances (“in no wise”) cast you out. That is the best news in the world!
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