“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”
-1 John 5:13
God gave us His Word so that we can know for sure that we have eternal life.
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
Not one person is good enough to go to Heaven on his own merit. No matter how much good we do, we will still fall short.
"For the wages of sin is death..."
Just as there are wages for good, there is punishment for wrong. The penalty for our sin is eternal death in a place called Hell.
"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."
We have been born with a sin nature, which was passed down from Adam to every generation.
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Christ's great love for us was shown when He died on the cross to pay our sin debt.
"...but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Everlasting life is a gift purchased by the blood of Jesus and offered freely to those who call upon Him by faith.
"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; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
If you would like to stop wondering about your eternity and would like to know for sure that you will go to Heaven when your time on this earth is done, then what you need to do is to pray and receive the gift that God has provided for you, then you too can live, “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began,” (Titus 1:2). Pray this prayer to God and mean it with all your heart:
“Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and I know that because of my sin, I deserve death and Hell. But I believe that Jesus died and paid for all my sin, past, present and future, and that He rose again the third day proving they were all paid for. Right now, the best I know how, I accept the death of Jesus, by the shedding of His blood on the cross, as full payment for my sin and I am trusting Him, alone, for my salvation. Dear Jesus, forgive me of all my sin, come into my heart and give me a home in Heaven. Thank you for saving me."
If you prayed that prayer and meant it with all your heart, the Bible says that God saved you. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved,” (Romans 10:13). Your salvation is a gift of God and God will never take it back, He promised: “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one,” (John 10:28-29).
If you have any questions, would like more information, or if you would like to let us know that you have accepted Jesus as your personal Saviour please contact us.