To know for sure that you will go to heaven when you leave this earth, you need to cry out to God and ask him. It is that simple. He sent Jesus as the way to have a relationship with him. Jesus came to earth to reconcile us to God the Father, and scripture tells that that no one can have that relationship with God with out Jesus. God is a Holy God. He cannot tolerate sin, and sin separates us from him; so some kind of atonement has to be made for our sin. Jesus paid it all with his life on the cross. He cancelled our sin debt, and marked it paid in full. So when we come to Faith in Jesus, and believe he is who he says he is, that he paid the price on the cross for our sin we can then ask that his payment would count for us personally. He marks our debt paid in full, which cancels God’s wrath against us. We are then adopted into God’s family as fellow heirs with Christ Jesus! We have inherited everything he has been given by the father God. We can come to the throne of Heaven with full assurance that God is now our Abba father, and we are his beloved children. We are born from above, or born again. We can be assured this is truth by reading God’s word in the Roman’s road scriptures. I like to call it the Romans Road to Salvation.
Are you uncertain if you were to die today you would go to heaven? Follow the Romans road to salvation: and the question for you today is this~Will you accept Jesus Christ as your savior and Lord? You can pray right now to God, and ask him to save you, then claim the promises of his word as your own!
1)Admit you are a sinner.
2)Believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died for you on the cross, rose from the dead and is Lord.
3)Call upon Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior.
God is the Creator of Life
Romans 1:20-21 “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal powers and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.” God reveals himself to us~ his divine nature and personal qualities~ through creation. We must acknowledge God as the creator and sustainer of life.
Why we need Salvation-The Fact of our Sin
Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” We must recognize that we do not meet God’s perfect standards. Sin is serious in God’s sight and includes thoughts, words, and actions. All sin (i.e. hatred and lust) makes us sinners, not just the big, obvious sins like murder and adultery. (Romans 5:12)
Romans 3:10 “As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one.” No one can earn right standing with God. We must understand that our good deeds or acts of religion are unacceptable to God; because our good works cannot cancel out our sin debt. For a view of man’s sinful condition, read Romans 3:10-18
The Penalty of Sin
Romans 6:23a “For the wages of Sin is death.” God’s holiness demands a penalty (consequence) for our sin which is death. Eternal death is separation from God forever in Hell. God is a just God, and he demands punishment for every sin. Justice is getting what we deserve; and because of our sin, we deserve death.
God’s plan of Salvation
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” God sent his son Jesus Christ to pay the penalty for our sin by dying on the cross. God is a God of Mercy and He sent Jesus to take our sin upon himself and the punishment we all deserve. Mercy is not getting what we deserve, we deserve death, and Jesus took our place.
God Promise of Eternal Life
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Eternal life is a free gift from God, there is nothing we can do to earn eternal life. Grace is getting what we don’t deserve. Because of God’s amazing grace, He has given us eternal life through Jesus Christ!
Romans 10:9-10: ” That if you confess with your mouth “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead , you will be saved. For it is with our heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” We must believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died for us on the cross, rose from the dead, and is Lord. We must put our trust in Jesus Alone to make us right with God. Salvation involves, believing in our hearts (inward belief) and and outward confession that Jesus is Lord.
Romans 10:13 “For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” There is no complicated formula to salvation; Jesus paid the price for our sin for us. Our response is simply to accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. If we do, we will be saved from eternal death and separation from God, and be given eternal life in Heaven with God instead.
Results of Salvation
Romans 8:1; “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” By accepting Jesus death as a payment for our sins, we will never be condemned for our sins.
Romans 5:1: “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Peace with God means we have been reconciled to him through Jesus Christ. We can now have a relationship with the living God because sin no longer separates us from him.
If you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior today we praise God for your decision! We encourage you to grow in your walk with God by praying to him, reading his word, joining a Bible study, and finding like minded followers of Christ to fellowship with.