A Relationship with God Begins with Getting Saved . . .

    FIRST, you must realize that what keeps you from going to Heaven
          are your sins, because: "...Your iniquities [sins] have
    SEPARATED between you and your God."
      (Isaiah 59:2)

    In fact, in God's eyes YOU ARE A SINNER: "For ALL HAVE
    SINNED, and come short of the glory of God."
      (Romans 3:23)

    And Jesus, referring to sinners, said that He: "Shall send forth his
    angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that
    offend, and them which DO INIQUITY
    [sinners]; And shall CAST
    THEM into a furnace of FIRE: there shall be wailing and
    gnashing of teeth."
      (Matthew 13:41-42)

    SECONDLY, you must realize that there is NOTHING you can do
          to save yourself and earn 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."
      (Eph. 2:8-9)

    Baptism, good deeds, church membership, and self-righteousness are
    all examples of good works that CANNOT save you, because: "NOT
    BY WORKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS which we have done, but
    according to his mercy HE
    [Christ] SAVED US."   (Titus 3:5)

    THE ONLY WAY you can get saved is through Jesus Christ.   He said:
    "I AM THE WAY, the truth, and the life: NO MAN COMETH unto
    the Father, BUT BY ME"
    (John 14:6).   That's why: "...While we
    were yet sinners, CHRIST DIED FOR US."
      (Romans 5:8- 9)

THEREFORE, You must REPENT of your sins, (change your mind); admit that you
are a hell-deserving sinner that cannot save yourself.   And call upon Christ, Him
alone, and ask Him to save you.

"If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus [REPENT],
and shalt believe in thine heart
[TRUST] that God hath raised him
from the dead, thou shalt be SAVED."
  (Romans 10:9)

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