Are You Going to Heaven?
What is Your Future According to the Bible?
One of the most amazing things about the Bible is that every person’s future is plainly recorded. The Bible clearly tells each of us where we will spend eternity, either in Heaven or Hell. Many people have been misled into believing that they will see the Kingdom of God because they are generally “good,” because they have not committed “big” sins, because they hold a church membership or religious affiliation, because they have been baptized, or because they have a life of service with many good works to “get them in.” However, according to the Bible, none of these reasons are sufficient to allow a person to enter the Kingdom of God.
“There is none righteous, no not one.” [Romans 3:10]
“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” [Romans 3:23]
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” [Hebrews 9:27]
If clean living, church membership, and good works don’t secure your soul for eternity, then what can possibly prepare you for God’s judgment? You must recognize you are a sinner, in need of a Saviour. That Saviour is Jesus Christ. According to God’s Word, He is the only way to be saved from your sins and receive eternal life. God wants all to come to Him, but you must come His way, through Jesus Christ. You must repent of your sins and trust Him.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” [John 14:6]
“I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” [Luke 13:3]
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” [Acts 4:12]
“And this is the record that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.”
[1 John 5:11-12]
It is very important to note that Biblical salvation is contingent upon repentance. Repentance means “change of mind” and involves a lost sinner recognizing his or her sinfulness and need of a Saviour. It means asking God to forgive you for your sins and committing your life to His service. This doesn’t mean that those who have been saved are without sin, but that they now have the Holy Ghost living in them and directing their lives. Many claim the name of Jesus, while living contrary to His Word. “They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.” [Titus 1:16] “And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments is a liar and the truth is not in him.”
[1 John 2:3-4]
If you have never been saved, we encourage you to seek God through His Holy Word. Salvation is a most urgent matter, as each of us could be just days or moments away from facing God’s judgment. Are you prepared to face Him, in light of what He has written in His Holy Word? If you have questions about salvation, please contact our pastor, Brother Ben Tanner. “So faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” [Romans 10:17]