Think carefully on this soul-searching question:
If your answer is anything other than, "Yes, I am absolutely certain that my sins are forgiven and that Heaven will be my home," then here is an important message just for you.
The Bible teaches that you need to know and believe four things to settle your eternity:
First, you have sinned against God -- "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23) Next, you must know where sin leads -- "For the wages of sin is death..." (Romans 6:23a)
The wonderful news of the Bible is that Jesus died in your place to pay your sin penalty -- "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8) GOD WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE HIS WORD AND ACCEPT HIS SON, JESUS, AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR.
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior.
“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the Word, that ye may grow thereby” – 1 Peter 2:2
Friend, if you have believed The Gospel and thus trusted in Jesus’ shed Blood alone for your sins, you have according to the Word of God been born into God’s family! Welcome! We love you and are so happy that you are Heaven bound with the rest of us in the Body of Christ!!!
You may be asking yourself now what’s next in terms of your restored relationship with God and how exactly you are to start living out your new Christian life in a practical day-to-day way. Well fellow believer, one the most crucial things for you to do now is to start growing in your faith and become grounded and steadfast in your understanding of the Bible and it’s foundational doctrines. The reason this is important to do friend is so you can learn to live in a way that pleases your Heavenly Father the most, as well as such will allow you to also equip yourself effectively so that you can start leading the lost to the Lord Jesus Christ and contending for and defending the faith.
1.) Make a public profession of your faith. "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 10:32)
2.) Be baptized. "Then they that gladly received His word were baptized..."
3.) Read the Bible daily."Thy word is a lamp unto my fee, and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)
4.) Pray every day. "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." (James 5:15b) Talk to Jesus about your struggles. He cares.
5.) Attend a Bible-believing church. "I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord." (Psalm 122:1)
6.) Share your experience with others. "Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee." (Mark5:19b) Tell someone else what God did for you.
7.) Start giving to God's work. "Give, and it shall be given unto you;" (Luke 6:38a)
8.) When you sin, confess it to God. "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)
1.) You're saved from an eternity in Hell! "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13)
2.) You've received eternal life! "...but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23b)
3.) You're a child of God!"But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:" (John 1:12)
4.) Your sins are forgiven! "To Him give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins." (Acts 10:43)
5.) Jesus has saved you! "...him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." (John 6:37b)