The Gospel: How to be Saved that is to be Born Again as Jesus proclaimed!
Contrary to popular belief, being a good person does NOT get you INTO Heaven and being a bad person does NOT mean you automatically go to Hell! Also, a persons Soul and Spirit do not hang around like some people believe.
When you die, your Soul and Spirit are IMMEDIATELY in one of two places, Heaven or Hell, depending on what YOU believe, and where your FAITH is!
For those who DO NOT receive Jesus Christ as Savior, death means everlasting punishment. Unbelievers are sent immediately to a temporary holding place, to await their final resurrection, judgment, and eternal destiny. Luke 16:22-31 describes a rich man being tormented immediately after death. Revelation 20:11-15 describes all the unbelieving dead being resurrected, judged at the Great White Throne, and then being cast into the lake of fire. Unbelievers, then, are not sent to the lake of fire immediately after death, but rather are in a temporary realm of judgment and condemnation. However, even though unbelievers are not instantly sent to the lake of fire, their immediate fate after death is not a pleasant one. The rich man cried out, “I am in agony in this fire” Luke 16:24. It is still hot, and they are able to SEE others and are very aware of what is happening!
On the other hand, BELIEVERS are instantly in the presence of the Lord.
2nd Corinthians 5:5-10 “Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 7 For we walk by faith, not by sight: 8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”
The Judgment seat of Christ is for BELIEVERS and the Great White Throne Judgment is for UNBELIEVERS!
Who will not enter Heaven
Galatians 5:19-21 “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, Witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envying, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
Again, Sin does not necessarily send you to Hell. As a Child of God being saved, Born Again, dose NOT mean you will not sin. We are ALL imperfect and will sin until we, as True Christians, go to be with the Lord and receive our glorified body’s. Until then when we do sin, we MUST ask the Lord to forgive us 1st John 1:9.
If we do not and stay the course, pick up our cross daily, (Luke 9:23) then we become callous and can lose our salvation! The Judaizers will creep in and before you know it you are back to your old self and the Sin Nature will dominate you once again! You will lose your salvation! Hebrews 6:1-6
First you must realize that you are a sinner.
Romans 3:23 “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
What is the result of sin?
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Then you must believe that God loves you.
John 3:16-21 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God”
Gods remedy for sin.
John 1:12 “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:”
1st. Corinthians 15:3-4 “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”
Everyone can be saved
Jesus told Nicodemus exactly how one is saved and how to enter into the Kingdom of God. You MUST be Born Again
John 3:3 “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”
Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
It is not so much that sin will keep you out of Heaven. Rejection of Jesus Christ is what will keep you out, Just as accepting him will get you INTO Heaven. You must sincerely be sorry for your Sin, Repent and turn away from that sin and ask Jesus to save you.
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Pray a prayer similar to this one and if you truly mean it, Jesus will hear you, come into you life and save you. Just saying these words will NOT save you. You must believe what your saying!
Lord Jesus, I believe in you and I repent and ask for forgiveness of my sin. I know I have done wrong in your eyes many times and I cry out to you now. Help me Lord and come into my life and change me forever. I believe you died on the cross of Calvary and were raised from the dead 3 days later. I now receive and confess you as my Lord and Savior. I renounce satan and the ways of the world. Lord make me yours and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Thank you Jesus for saving me. Amen
Your assurance that you are saved.
Romans 10:9 “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.”
John 5:24 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”
1st John 5:13-14 “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. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:”
John 20:31 “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
You must also confess him before men.
Matthew 10:32-33 “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.”
Luke 12:8-9 “Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.”
Now you need to get into a Bible believing church. Watch out for false doctrine and other things that are not of God. Read your Bible. You should use a King James Version or equivalent word for word translation. All others are corrupt in one way or the other and you should not rely on them for truth.