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Directions to Heaven

 

God's Plan of Salvation

  

If you died today are you 100% sure you'd go to heaven? Did you know that God has provided directions to heaven? They can be found in His Holy Word. "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. These things have I written to you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye believe on the name of the Son of God."         

1 John 5:11-13


The Bible Way to Heaven

 

1) RECOGNIZE YOUR CONDITION

Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."

No one is good enough to go to Heaven on his own merit.

No matter how much good we do, we still fall short.  We still have broken God's laws.

 

2)  REALIZE THE PENALTY FOR SIN

Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death..."

Just as there are wages for good, there is punishment for wrong.  The penalty for our sin is eternal death in a place called Hell.

 

3)  BELIEVE CHRIST DIED FOR YOU

Romans 5:8 "But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

Christ's great love for us was shown when He died on the cross to pay our debt.

 

4)  TRUST CHRIST ALONE AS YOUR SAVIOUR

Romans 6:23 "...but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

Romans 10:13  "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Everlasting life is a gift purchased by the blood of Jesus and offered freely to those who call upon Him by faith.

 

Realizing that it isn't the mere words that save you, you can offer a prayer like this:

 

    "Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner.  Please forgive me for my sin. Jesus, please, come into my heart and save my soul from Hell. I am trusting you, and you alone to take me to Heaven when I die. Thank you

for saving me, Lord Jesus.  Amen."