The GOOD NEWS is simply this, you need not die and go to hell. You can know for sure that you will go to heaven when you die!
God loves you very much, and it is His desire that all people spend eternity in heaven with Him.
“God our Savior… who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2.3-4)
But God is also a just God, and He will never permit an unrighteous sinner to enter into His heaven.
“Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” (Galatians 5.19-21)
The Bible says that no human being is righteous before God, and no person can do anything to obtain favor before God.
“ ‘Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? Then you also can do good who are accustomed to doing evil.’ ” (Jeremiah 13.23)
“As it is written, ‘There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God; all have turned aside, together they have become useless; there is none who does good, there is not even one…’ For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3.10-12, 23)
There is a terrible and permanent punishment for all sin.
“For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6.23)
Here when the Bible speaks of death it is not just speaking of physical death, but spiritual death as well. Spiritual death is eternal separation from God in a horrible place the Bible calls a lake of fire.
“Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20.11-15)
So how then does a person obtain eternal life in heaven with God?
“Jesus said… ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.’ ” (John 14.6)
The Bible tells us it is only by faith in Jesus Christ that a person receives eternal life from God. It is by faith, plus nothing.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” (Ephesians 2.8-9)
If you will turn to God, and confess to Him that you are a sinner, and believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay for all of your sins, then God will forgive your sins, and give to you eternal life.
“that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, ‘Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.’ For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for ‘Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ ” (Romans 10.9-13)
It is a simple thing to receive eternal life, you need only to pray to God. You can pray to God like this:
“Lord God, I confess that I am a sinner, and I know that I deserve eternal damnation as the consequence of my many sins. Lord God, I understand that I cannot do anything to save myself. I know I don’t in any way deserve to have eternal life in heaven with You, but by faith I believe Jesus will save my from my sins. Please Jesus, I ask you right now to save me, and give me the gift of eternal life.”
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