THE BIBLE WAY TO HEAVEN
1. Admit you are a sinner
Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
No one is good enough to go to heaven based on their own good deeds or merits. Sinners will always “come short” of God’s glory and standard.
2. Realize the penalty for your sin
Revelation 21:8 - But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, an whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Death is not just a physical death, the second death is the spiritual death and refers to Hell (the lake of fire).
Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
A wage is something we earn. When we work, we earn money, when we sin, we earn death.
3. Believe that Jesus died, was buried, and rose again for you
1 Timothy 3:16 - And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Jesus became human so He could live without sin and become the perfect sacrifice for our sins.
Romans 5:8 - But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Our sin has to be paid for. The purchase was made with Jesus' sacrifice on the cross.
4. Trust Christ alone as your savior
Acts 16:30-31 - Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
The only requirement for eternal life is believing in Jesus Christ
John 3:16 - 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.
Christ died to save all sinners, including you and me!
John 11:26 - And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Do you believe and trust that God is telling you the truth? Your belief is all you need because Jesus did all the work!
Titus 1:2 - In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
God gives us eternal life. You receive this free gift the moment you first believe (John 3:36). Our security in salvation is found in the fact that God CANNOT lie. He will not take away His promise of everlasting life to ANY who believe!
5. Pray and ask Jesus Christ to save you
Romans 10:9 - That if thou shalt confess with they mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
If you believe that Christ paid for your sins then all you have to do is call out to Him for salvation. Admit and confess that you are a sinner in need of a savior and ask Him to save you.
If you are having a hard time finding the words to speak to your savior, let this prayer help to guide your heart:
I know that I am a sinner. I know I’m condemned to hell as a punishment for my sins. However, I believe you died on the cross for me, were buried, and rose again, conquering death. I know my works and good deeds will never be enough to secure my salvation. Please save me right now and give me eternal life. I trust in only you, Jesus.