The Bible Way to Heaven
There are many people with different ideas on how to secure their home in Heaven. Some will even say that it is impossible to be sure of such a thing. To know what is correct, we must study what the Bible says about this matter. 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..." But what does it mean to "believe on the name of the Son of God"?
1. Believe that you are a sinner.
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
God's Word reminds us that we all have sinned. We have all fallen short of God's requirements, for at one time or another, we have all deliberately chosen to disobey God.
2. Know that there is a price for sin.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
A wage is a payment. The payment for your sin is death and separation from God in a place that the Bible calls Hell.
“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” (Revelation 20:14)
3. Understand that Jesus paid that price.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
The word commendeth means "proved." God proved His love for you by giving His own Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for your sins.
4. Trust Jesus Christ as your Savior.
“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)
To believe on Jesus Christ as Savior means to believe that He died for you, believe that He paid the price for your sin, and believe that He is the only way to Heaven. You can express your belief on Jesus by calling on Him in prayer.
Let us help you word a prayer. (Realize it's not mere words that save, but your faith in Jesus Christ.)
"Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe that you died on the cross and paid the penalty for my sin. I believe that you rose from the dead three days later. I am turning from what I've trusted in and placing my faith in you alone to forgive my sin and save me. Thank you for giving me eternal life, in Jesus' name, AMEN."
If you made a decision to trust Christ as Savior after reading this, or if you have questions about inviting the Lord into your life, we would like to know that we might pray for you and send you some more information. Please contact us here.