Becoming a Christian...
Heaven…no doubt you have thought about it. Certainly you are interested in it. But, do you know that you are going there?
Let’s take time to make sure we are going to heaven. There’s only one place to look for the answer, God’s Word. The Bible gives us that answer. Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3) Who said that? Jesus did. To whom was He speaking? Nicodemus, a sincere and religious man.
Why did He say all must be born again? Because every man has sinned—“All have sinned” (Romans 3:23) and need a spiritual birth. Did you notice that Jesus said there was only one way to heaven? Jesus repeated in (John 3:7), “You must be born again.” Now we have discovered something very important. The only way you and I can go to heaven is by being “born again” or in other words – have a spiritual birth.
Steps to salvation
Here are the four steps to obtain your spiritual rebirth and know that you are going to heaven...
Step #1: YOU MUST REPENT
“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands that all men everywhere repent.” (Acts 17:30) The word repent means to be sorry for the sins you have committed in the past. And you must be sorry enough to turn around or change.
Step #2: YOU MUST BELIEVE
“He that believes on the Son has everlasting life; and he that believes not on the Son shall not see life: but the wrath of God abides on him.” (John 3:36) To know we are going to heaven, we must believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died to forgive us of our sins.
Step #3: YOU MUST CONFESS YOUR SINS
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (I John 1:9) We must confess our sins to Jesus for forgiveness. And we must admit to ourselves we are to blame for our sins.
Step #4: YOU MUST RECEIVE CHRIST
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.” (John 1:12) The key word is receive. Repenting, believing, and confessing are necessary, but not enough. There is a difference in believing in and receiving Jesus; we must receive Him.
Friend, you must right now reach out by faith and receive Christ as your Savior. Jesus said, “Behold I stand at the door and knock; if any man hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him…” (Revelation 3:20)
You can receive Christ right now and know you are on your way to heaven by sincerely praying…
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