GOD'S PLAN FOR SALVATION
(The Bible Way to Heaven)
If you died today, are you 100% sure you would go to Heaven? ... The
Bible says you can be!
Consider life's greatest question:
"These things have I written...that ye may know
that ye have eternal life," I JOHN 5:13.
"What must I do to get to Heaven?"
- You must understand where you stand with God.
1. God loves you and wants you in Heaven forever with Him.
"God so loved the world" JOHN 3:16.
2. However, your sins separate you from God.
"your iniquities have separated between you and your
God" ISAIAH 59:2.
3. That includes everyone.
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of
God;" ROMANS 3:23.
* Jesus died on the cross 2000 years ago to pay for your sins.
- You must understand Heaven cannot be earned.
1. Not by doing enough good things.
"Not by works of righteousness which we have done,
but according to his mercy he saved us..."
2. Not by being baptized, joining a church, or obeying the Ten Commandments.
"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
* The price for your sins must be paid, but to bypass salvation through Christ
and try to work your way to
Heaven is an insult to God (who has already paid for all your sins through the
death and shed blood of His
- You must be willing to change your direction from sin.
1. Sin will take you to Hell.
"the wages of sin is death;" ROMANS 6:23.
2. Pride and self righteousness will cause you to miss Heaven.
PROVERBS 6:16-19; ROMANS 10:2-3; LUKE 13:2-5
3. Faith in yourself, your baptism, or your church will cause you
to miss Heaven.
ROMANS 3:24-25; JOHN 1:12-13; JOHN 3:3
4. You must be willing to repent of your sins.
"Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may
be blotted out..." ACTS 3:19.
"The Lord is...not willing that any should perish, but that
all should come to repentance."
II PETER 3:9
* Repentance means to change your
mind or attitude about sin.
- You must believe in Jesus Christ with all your heart.
1. A head knowledge about religion never got anyone to Heaven.
"the devils also believe" JAMES 2:19.
2. Contrary to popular opinion, according to the Bible, most people will not
go to Heaven when they die.
"narrow is the way...few there be that find
it" MATTHEW 7:13-14, 21-23.
3. You must receive Jesus Christ by faith as your personal Saviour.
"being justified by faith" ROMANS 5:1.
* Eternal life was paid for by the shed blood of Christ. Accept it
as a free gift.
"...the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ
our Lord." ROMANS 6:23
"In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the
forgiveness of sins:" COLOSSIANS 1:14.
"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
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