The following questions are THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS THAT COULD EVER BE ASKED of a person. And GOD asks them of you... OPEN YOUR MIND & HEART to the ANSWERS.
1) If you died today, what would become of you?
2) Would you go to Heaven, or Hell, or just cease to exist?!
3) If you could KNOW FOR SURE you'd be with God forever, would you do what you'd need to?!
This IS what the Bible (God) says is THE TRUE GOSPEL:
WHO IS GOOD? (Nobody!)
"There is NONE righteous, NO NOT ONE." (Romans 3:10)
"For there is NOT a just man upon the earth, that doeth good, and SINNETH NOT." (Eccl7:20)
WHO HAS SINNED? (Everyone!)
"For ALL have sinned, and COME SHORT of the glory of God." (Romans3:23)
"Cursed is EVERY ONE that continueth not in ALL THINGS written..." (Galatians3:10)
WHERE DID SIN COME FROM? (Man Himself!)
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin;
and so death passed upon ALL men, for that ALL have sinned." (Romans 5:12)
"For since by man came death... For as in Adam ALL die..." (1Corintians15:21+)
WHAT IS THE PENALTY OF SIN? (Death!!)
"For the wages of sin is DEATH, but the GIFT of God is eternal LIFE through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23)
"But your iniquities have SEPERATED you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that HE WILL NOT HEAR." (Isaiah59:2)
"And you being DEAD IN YOUR SINS and uncircumcision of your flesh..." (Colossians2:13)
"And you hath He quickened (made alive), WHO WERE DEAD IN trespasses and SINS... Even when we WERE DEAD IN SINS..." (Ephesians2:1,5)
"God IS NOT God of the DEAD, but of the living." (Matthew22:32)
IS THERE SIN IN HEAVEN? (No!)
"For thou art NOT a God that hath pleasure in WICKEDNESS: neither shall evil dwell with thee." (Psalms5:4)
"And there shall in NO wise enter into it (Heaven) ANY THING that defileth, neither WHATSOEVER worketh abomination, or maketh a lie... And there shall be no more curse (SIN)... (Revelation21:27,22:3)
CAN WE SAVE OURSELVES? (NOT A CHANCE!!)
"For BY GRACE are ye saved THROUGH FAITH; and that NOT of yourselves: it is the GIFT OF GOD: NOT BY WORKS, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians2:8-9)
"NOT BY WORKS of righteousness which we have done, but according to HIS MERCY He saved us..." (Titus3:5)
"All our RIGHTEOUSNESSES are as FILTHY RAGS (used menstrual clothes!)... and our iniquities TAKE US AWAY (from God unto death by sin)." (Isaiah64:6)
"Recieve ye the Spirit by the WORKS OF THE LAW, OR by the HEARING OF FAITH? Are ye so foolish?! Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?! Even as Abraham believed God, and IT WAS ACCOUNTED to him for RIGHTEOUSNESS... THEY WHICH ARE OF FAITH, THE SAME ARE THE CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM." (Galatians 3:2-3,6)
CAN THE LAW SAVE US? (Hardly!)
"For WHOSOEVER shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in ONE point, HE IS GUILTY of all." (James2:10)
"Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall NO FLESH BE JUSTIFIED in His Sight..." (Romans3:20)
"But ISRAEL, which FOLLOWED AFTER THE LAW of righteousness, hath NOT attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it NOT BY FAITH, but as it were BY THE WORKS of the law. For they stumbled..." (Romans9:31+)
"Knowing that a man is NOT JUSTIFIED BY the WORKS of the law, BUT BY the FAITH of Jesus Christ... for by the works of the law shall NO flesh be justified." (Galatians2:16)
"By HIM (Christ) ALL that believe ARE justified from ALL things, from which ye could NOT BE JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW of Moses." (Acts13:39)
"Therefore we conclude that a man is JUSTIFIED BY FAITH WITHOUT the deeds of the LAW." (Romans3:28)
SO, HOW ARE WE CLEANSED/SAVED? (By Christ's BLOOD!)
"For the LIFE of the flesh is in the BLOOD... for it is the BLOOD that maketh an ATONEMENT for the soul." (Leviticus17:11)
"And WITHOUT shedding of blood is NO REMISSION." (Hebrews9:22)
"But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, WHILE we were yet sinners, CHRIST DIED FOR US... being NOW JUSTIFIED BY HIS BLOOD, WE SHALL BE SAVED from wrath THROUGH HIM." (Romans5:8-9)
"But CHRIST being come an high priest... a greater and more PERFECT tabernacle... by His OWN BLOOD He entered in ONCE into the holy place, having obtained ETERNAL REDEMPTION for us." (Hebrews9:11-12)
"For it is NOT possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins... By the which will we are SANCTIFIED THROUGH THE OFFERING of the body of Jesus Christ ONCE FOR ALL... For by ONE offering He hath perfected FOREVER them that are sanctified... THIS IS THE COVENANT." (Hebrews10:4,10,14)
"In whom we have REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, the forgiveness of sins, ACCORDING to the riches of His GRACE." (Ephesians1:7)
OK, WHAT MUST WE DO TO BE SAVED? (Repent & Believe!)
"God... now COMMANDETH ALL men everywhere to REPENT." (Acts17:30)
"... except ye REPENT, ye shall ALL likewise perish." (Luke 13:3,5)
"Testifying BOTH to the JEW, AND also to the GREEK (Gentile), REPENTANCE toward God, AND FAITH toward our Lord Jesus Christ." (Acts20:21)
"BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ, and THOU SHALT BE SAVED." (Acts16:31)
"For WHOSOEVER shall call upon the name of the Lord SHALL BE SAVED." (Romans10:13)
"Verily, Verily, I say unto you, He that HEARETH my word, and BELIEVETH on Him that sent me, HATH (ALREADY HAS) EVERLASTING LIFE, and SHALL NOT COME INTO CONDEMNATION; but is passed from death unto life." (John5:24)
"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. For with the HEART man believeth unto righteousness; with the MOUTH confession is made unto salvation." (Romans10:9+)
"Verily, Verily, I say unto you, HE THAT BELIEVETH ON ME HATH (ALREADY HAS) EVERLASTING LIFE." (John6:47)
SO, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN, TO ME? (God's Righteousness!)
"There is NOW NO CONDEMNATION to them which are IN Christ Jesus... For the law of the SPIRIT of life in Christ Jesus HATH made me FREE from the law of sin and death." (Romans8:1-2)
"For He (God) hath made Him (Christ) to be SIN FOR US, who knew no sin; that WE MIGHT BE MADE the righteousness of God in Him." (2Corintians5:21)
"Christ HATH REDEEMED US from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us... that we might recieve the PROMISE of the Spirit through faith." (Galatians3:13-14)
"But as many as received Him, TO THEM GAVE HE POWER to become the Sons of God." (John1:12)
HOW CAN I REALLY KNOW THESE THINGS? (You'll know.)
"These things I have written unto you that BELIEVE on the name of the Son of God, THAT YE MAY KNOW that YE have eternal life... And we KNOW that the Son of God is come, and hath GIVEN US AN UNDERSTANDING, that we may KNOW Him that is true, and we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This IS the TRUE God, and eternal life." (1John5:13,20)
"Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to WHOM shall we go? THOU HAST THE WORDS OF ETERNAL LIFE. And WE BELIEVE AND ARE SURE that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God." (John6:67-69)
"Beloved, NOW are we the SONS OF GOD, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be, but we KNOW that when He shall appear, we SHALL be like Him." (1John3:2)
"And hereby we KNOW that we are of the truth... For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and KNOWETH ALL THINGS." (1John3:19-20)
"If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of His Son... He that hath the Son HATH life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life." (1John5:9,12)
"We are of God: he that KNOWETH God HEARETH us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby KNOW we the Spirit of truth, and the spirit of error." (1John4:6)
NOW, WHAT DO I DO? (Humble yourself.)
1) Recognize That YOU Are A Sinner...
You must admit your spiritual need. Stop making excuses... take responsibility for your actions.
2) Recognize That Jesus Christ Died On The Cross For YOU...
"For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God ..." (1Peter3:18) He paid the price for YOUR sin. The apostle Paul acknowledged, "... the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved ME and gave himself FOR ME." (Galatians2:20)
3) REPENT of YOUR Sins...
The word "repent" means "to change your mind/direction". The Bible tells us, "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out..." (Acts3:19) God commands people everywhere to repent. You must be willing (from the HEART) to turn away from those things that displease God.
4) Receive Jesus Christ As YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR...
Jesus said, "Come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew11:28) Come to Jesus just as you are. Don't try to "clean up your life" before you come to God. Instead receive Him, and allow Him to do the "cleansing." Jesus said, "All that the father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out." (John6:37)
HEY,THERE'S REALLY GOT TO BE ANOTHER WAY? RIGHT? (Uh, Nope.)
"He that believeth on the Son of God HATH the WITNESS in himself: he that BELIEVETH NOT God hath made Him a LIAR; because he BELIEVETH NOT the record that God gave of His Son. And this IS the record, that God HATH GIVEN to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son." (1John5:10+)
"For there is ONE God, and ONE mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus." (1Timothy2:5)
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: NO MAN cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John14:6)
"Neither is there SALVATION IN ANY OTHER; for there is NONE other name under Heaven among men, whereby we MUST be saved." (Acts4:12)
"He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not IS CONDEMNED ALREADY, because he hath not believed in the name of the ONLY begotten Son of God." (John3:18)
"Except a man be born again, he CANNOT see the kingdom of God." (John3:3)
"BEING BORN AGAIN, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, BY THE WORD of God." (1Peter1:23)
Doesn't it make sense to believe on the One who came back from the dead, and trust Him for the payment of your sin? Why not DO IT NOW and you can be sure of going to heaven when you die. Christ loves you. Right now, why not accept the payment He has made for your sins by INVITING Jesus Christ into your life by praying a prayer such as this:
"Lord, Jesus, I NEED YOU. THANK YOU for dying on the cross for MY sins. I CONFESS those things in my life that aren't pleasing to you and ASK YOU TO FORGIVE and cleanse me. Right now, in the best way I know how, I OPEN the door of MY HEART AND LIFE, and TRUST YOU as my Savior and Lord. TAKE OVER control of my life and make me the type of person YOU created me to be. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me ETERNAL LIFE. In Christ Jesus' name, Amen."Remember...
"For GOD SO LOVED the world, that He gave His ONLY begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER (that's you) believeth in Him should NOT perish, but have everlasting life." (John3:16) And Jesus said... THIS IS THE WILL of Him that sent me, that EVERY ONE which seeth the Son, and BELIEVETH on Him, may HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE. (John6:36)
Friend, if you trust Christ ALONE for your salvation, on the authority of God's Word, you can KNOW that you have eternal life. And that IS the true gospel... of FAITH (and faith alone) in Jesus Christ.
If you made the decision to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Redeeming Savior, please e-mail me and let me rejoice also in your decision.
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Jesus is pretty AWESOME too, eh?!
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