Do you know for certain that you have eternal life and that you will go to heaven when you die?
The Bible tells us that, “all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). This creates a serious condition because God must judge sin and sinners. The Bible says, “The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ” (Romans 6:23).
However, God loves us and doesn’t want to punish us, so He sent His Son, Jesus, to pay the penalty for our sins by dying on the cross. The Bible says, “For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). “God has demonstrated His love toward us in that while we were sinners Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
Everyone who desires to be saved from the consequences of his or her sins and be adopted into the family of God must personally accept Jesus Christ as Savior by trusting in His death on the cross as sufficient for salvation. The Bible says, “If you confess with our mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved…. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:9-10, 13).
One way we exercise believing faith is by praying a prayer similar to the following:
“Dear God, I confess that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus died on the cross to save sinners and I believe he rose again from the dead. I now receive Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior, and I commit myself to live my life pleasing to Him. Thank you, Father, for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
Is this something that you have done? If not, why don’t you read that prayer once again and say it from the heart. God will hear and answer your prayer. All your sins will be forgiven, you will be adopted into God’s family and God will reserve a place for you in heaven to be with Him when you die.
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