HOW TO GET TO
FROM ... THE HOLY BIBLE
NOTE: THIS LITTLE PAPER WILL PROBABLY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU'VE EVER READ! "What must I do to get to Heaven?"
INSTRUCTIONS: Check below what you think is necessary to get you to Heaven.
Now proceed to the next page [below] and find out if
YOU are going to Heaven.
Dear V-C Area Resident,
It's a fact of life that we must all die one day.
From that point on we will be in either Heaven or Hell forever. If you were to die today...where would you spend eternity? ... Like most folks you feel pretty confident that it would probably be Heaven, but did you know the Bible says most people will go to Hell? (Matt. 7:13-14) and that most people who think they're Heaven bound Christians actually aren't? (Matt. 7:21-23).
THIS MAY BE SHOCKING! (read on...)
The sad truth is that people are trusting in some of the things on the opposite page [above] to save them, (some of the very things you may have just checked off!) but will any of these actually get you to Heaven? No, not according to what God says. You could join every church in the world, never miss a Sunday service, be baptized in every lake and river, take communion every day, believe in God, try and keep the 10 Commandments, pray, and do everything else on the list, and still not make it to Heaven!
WHAT DOES GOD SAY IN HIS WORD, THE BIBLE?
God the Son (Jesus Christ) told us when He was on the earth 2000 years ago, that "Except a man be born again, he cannot see [Heaven] the kingdom of God." (John 3:3) My friend, if you cannot point to a time in your past when you were born again, then according to Jesus Christ, you're not going to Heaven! Being born again is so important, that without it, you will go to the furnace of fire called Hell, forever! (Matt. 13:41-42; Matt. 18:8-9)
"So how is a person born again?"
Well, first of all, it's "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us[.]" (Titus 3:5) You cannot earn your way to Heaven. "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9) That is why Jesus Christ had to come to this planet 2000 years ago: to die on the cross and pay the price for your sins. As a sinner you cannot make it to Heaven on your own merit or goodness. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God [Heaven.]"
"There is none righteous, no, not one[!]" (Romans 3:23,10).
The Bible says you must repent from your sins, (change your mind or attitude about your sins). Jesus Christ said, "except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." (Luke 13:3). The Bible says "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out[.]" (Acts 3:19)
PLEASE READ ON!
My friend, you have an appointment to stand before God one day and answer for every sinful thought, word or deed ever done during your lifetime. (Rev. 20:11-15) God will not overlook any sin. (II Peter 3:9) God will judge the cusser, drinkers, the immoral, thieves, sodomites, the greedy, dishonest, adulterers, perverts, liars, cheaters, the proud, and every other type of sinner. (I Cor. 6:9-10; Gal. 5:19-21) All sinners "shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone[.]" (Rev. 21:8)
THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO ESCAPE THIS FATE!
Jesus Christ is your only chance of going to Heaven. He said "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
If you will repent of your sins and place all your faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 20:21) God will save you. "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13)
Being born again is not receiving a warm or "tingly" feeling; it is simply receiving Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour. You can know for sure that you're going to Heaven when you die, (I John 5:13) and have a salvation that you can never lose (John 10:27-28). God can change your life (II Cor. 5:17) and fill that religious emptiness you have.
Please don't neglect your precious soul. It's worth more than the whole world to God. (Mark 8:36) This life time is only a dressing room for eternity. God loves you, (John 3:16) and wants you to be saved. If you "mean business" with God and you're willing to let God run your life, and you would like to be born again more than anything in the world; then you can simply pray the following prayer, and God will hear you.
"Father, I know that I am a lost sinner. Please forgive me. I want to repent of my sins and put all of my faith in Jesus Christ to save me here and now, in Jesus' name I pray, Amen."
If you have sincerely prayed the preceding prayer, then you have made the most important decision you will ever make. Now that you've been saved you should read your Bible and pray every day. You should find a church that really preaches the Bible, so that you can grow spiritually as a new Christian...God bless you.
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