How to Receive God's Gift of Eternal Life and Spend Eternity in Heaven
Five things you need to know. . .
1. Eternal Life is a Free Gift
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
It is not earned or deserved. No amount of personal effort, good works, or religious deeds can earn a place in heaven for
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
It has to be this way because. . .
2. Man is a Sinner and Cannot Save Himself
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Sin is anything that we DO that God has told us NOT to do, or anything we DON'T DO that God has told us to do.
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Because God's standard is so high (perfect), man cannot save himself. This creates a problem because. .
3. God is Merciful and God is Just
God doesn't want to punish us.
1 John 4:8
. . .God is love.
God must punish sin. He says,
. . .(I) will by no means clear the guilty. . .
God solved this problem for us in the person of. . .
4. Jesus Christ - He Died for Our Sins
Who is He?
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
What did He do?
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
This gift is received by. . .
5. Faith - Trusting in Jesus Christ Alone for Eternal Life
. . .Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. . .
Would you like to receive the gift of eternal life that Jesus died on the cross to give you?
If your answer is, "Yes!", you can call on Him right now and ask Him for this wonderful gift that He offers freely
Here is a suggested prayer:
"Lord Jesus Christ, I know I am a sinner and do not deserve eternal life. But, I believe You died and rose from the
grave to purchase a place in heaven for me. Lord Jesus, come into my life; take control of my life; forgive my sins and save
me. I repent of my sins and now place my trust in You for my salvation. I accept the free gift of eternal life."
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