"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




The Bible Way to Heaven

1. Introduction: What must I do to be saved?
2. A Righteous God and the Sinful Man
3. One Mediator: Jesus Christ, the Son of God
4. Repentance: a Change of Mind
5. Eternal Security and Assurance of Salvation
6. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved
7. Postaddendum: New Believers


Introduction: What must I do to be saved?


Follow this story in Acts 16, particularly verses 25 to 34
 


In the Bible, an important question was asked by a man who feared for his life. He lived his life working as a keeper of the prison, knowing full well that if he failed his task, his life would be required for the men who escaped, and possibly worse consequences for his family. One day, a great earthquake occurred, where the prisons' foundations were shaken so that all the prison doors were opened, with the prisoners' chains all loosed. Supposing that all the prisoners escaped, this man knew that his crime of not being able to hold the criminals who are dangerous to society would be far too great to allow him to live after. He drew his sword out, attempting to kill himself, but a voice cried out from the prison, saying, 'Do thyself no harm: for we are all here!' Amidst the ruins of his prison, he called for a light, trembling as he saw the two evangelists Paul and Silas. Realising that he had been in a life or death situation, knowing full well that for every evils committed there had to be a punishment, he sought an answer. 'Sirs, what must I do to be saved?' That's a great question. Is there something special I must do to get saved? The answer is very easy and can be found in the Bible right after.

God forbid, but if you were to die today, are you 100% sure you are going to heaven? Do you think you're good enough to enter by your own merits? If not, then how can anyone be good enough? The answer to the above question is simple. The answer given by Paul to that fearful prison guard that day was simply: 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.' Paul preached the word of the Lord to him and his house, telling him who this Lord Jesus Christ is and they believed. In that day, salvation has entered into that man's house. Perhaps he was not the most moral man. Being a keeper of prison is a harsh job and surely he exacted evil unto some of his prisoners. In fact, Paul and Silas were imprisoned that day under false accusations, and didn't deserve it. They were there for a reason though, and despite who that man was, he believed and came home justified, rejoicing and believing in God with all his house, and are now enjoying heaven.

Yes, salvation is this simple. Simply believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will go to heaven. If you would like to get to heaven for free, please watch this video so you can be sure that you may receive the free gift of eternal life. If you want to know more details and the Biblical scriptures supporting this, please continue ahead.



Is it possible to be assured of your salvation? According to the Bible, yes, it is absolutely possible. In fact, it should be known by any believers that he is on his way to heaven.

 

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.
1 John 5:13


A Righteous God and the Sinful Man

1. God is morally perfect, just, and hates evil.
2. Man is by nature a sinner and thus deserves eternal punishment in hell
3. God loves us and has a plan to get you to heaven: through his son Jesus

The Bible is clear about who God is. God is good and morally perfect, and in him there is no evil. Being the absolute standard of what is good, righteous, and true, he hates evil and cannot even dwell with them nor look upon iniquity. He cannot be tempted by evil nor commit evil.

Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

Job 34:12

 

For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

Psalm 5:4

 

Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?

Habakkuk 1:13

 

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

James 1:13

Man on the other hand, is a sinner. His imagination is constantly full of wickedness, his heart can only be full of iniquities.

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Genesis 6:5

 

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Isaiah 64:6

 

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Jeremiah 17:9

 

As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Romans 3:10-12

 

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 3:23

Due to this, there is a separation from God and man because neither of them can relate to each other. God, being all good and perfect and just, cannot contain iniquity from mankind and mankind cannot come to God. The penalty for our sins is death.

But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.

Isaiah 59:2-3

 

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:23

Herein lies the dilemma: how can man ever justify himself before God? How can he be saved from the torment of everlasting fire that is hell? Many have attempted to find this answer, and if one looks at all the world's religions, he will see that all of them fundamentally say the same thing: work yourself to salvation. Live a good life the best you can and do many works for holiness. Unfortunately, everyone is a sinner so this is impossible for any man to do alone. Let's have a look at what warrants one to deserve hell.

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and 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.

Revelation 21:8

One may look at the list and say 'Wait a minute. I'm not a murderer or a whoremonger or a sorcerer!' Sure, there are a lot of wicked sins that most people may not partake in, until you see 'all liars' are mentioned. Everybody has lied in their lives. If he denies that, he is a liar.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1 John 1:8

To show how easy it is for man to sin, as it is his nature to, yes, even the thought of foolishness is sin. Many of us think foolish thoughts very often. And yes, even breaking one law means you are guilty of breaking the entire law. Nobody can ever be justified before a righteous and holy God by his own works.

The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

Proverbs 24:9

 

For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

James 2:10


Hell is a place where the punishment is everlasting. Jesus warned about hell more than he talked about most other topics. It is a place associated with fire and eternal torment. This is the place that everybody deserves for sinning.

Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

Mark 9:44,46,48

 

Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

2 Thessalonians 1:9

 

The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

Revelation 14:10-11

Fortunately for mankind, God has a plan to save mankind from that penalty. God wills that none should perish, but to come into everlasting life. God, loving this world, would send his only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, so that whosoever believeth on him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8

 

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9

 

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.

John 3:16

One Mediator: Jesus Christ, the Son of God

1. Jesus was born of a virgin, prophesied from long ago in the Old Testament
2. Jesus is the son of God, sinless, perfect, as he is fully divine and fully man, relating to both God and man
3. Jesus went performing miracles, healing the sick, raising the dead, preaching the gospel, where the common people heard him gladly
4. The religious and political leaders of his times hated him and plotted to kill him
5. Jesus was falsely accused and put to death on the cross by his enemies, where he died for our sins
6. Jesus took all our sins, paying the debt we could not pay, suffering in hell instead of us, paving the way for sinful mankind to go to heaven through his sacrifice
7. On the third day, God rose Jesus from the dead, with as many as 500 witnesses confirming it. He went to heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty
8. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved

The world has many ideas of who Jesus is. Some call him Jesus of Nazareth, some believe he was a great moral teacher, some believe he was a rebel against the times, and some have other ideas about him from other authorities. However, in order to know who Jesus really was, one must read straight from the source: the Bible. The Bible teaches us that Jesus Christ, the anointed one, is the Son of God. His miraculous birth from a virgin, which is a physical impossibility from normal means, shows the divine nature of his arrival unto this world and his coming was prophesied hundreds of years before it ever happened!

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Isaiah 7:14

 

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

Micah 5:2

 

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Matthew 1:23

As the Son of God, Jesus was fully man and fully God, being able to relate to both the perfect Father and the lowly estate of fallen mankind. He was without guile nor did he sin, as he kept all of God's commandments and was perfect himself, being God.

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

Philippians 2:6-7

 

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.

1 Timothy 3:16

 

Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

1 Peter 2:22

His ministry involved healing the sick, curing the blind so that they may see, performing various miracles, including raising the dead, confirming that he was indeed the one who has been prophesied about. The common people heard Jesus' message and received him gladly.

And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

Matthew 14:14

 

David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.

Mark 12:37

 

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord

Luke 4:18-19

 

And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

John 11:43-44

However, he was hated by his enemies, who despised his preaching against the wicked generation, as his words were like the sword that pierced their hearts. The wicked men of this world, particularly the religious and the political authorities of those times, were unable to handle the very truth that Jesus preached, and conspired to kill him.

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

Matthew 4:23

 

But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

Matthew 23:13

 

And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.

Luke 22:2

Hating on the Son of God, they had him arrested and put under trial by the high priests of Judah under false charges. Then they sent him to the Roman governor Pilate, who, folding to the pressures of the crowd who preferred him to release a criminal Barabbas over the innocent Jesus, had him beat, scourged, spat on his face, and then put a crown of thorns to mock him as the king of the Jews.

Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death; but found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,

Matthew 26:59-60

 

What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death. Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,

Matthew 26:66-67

 

The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.

Matthew 27:20-22

 

Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,

John 19:1-2

Jesus bore the cross all the way to the site of his execution, where he was crucified on the cross, one of the worst forms of punishments reserved for the worst kinds of criminals, being put next to two robbers who were crucified for their crimes.

And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.

John 19:17-18

When Jesus died on that cross, he took the sins of the entire world, from the past, present, and future, being the substitutionary atonement for all our sins. Being sinless himself, he was the lamb of God, the lamb without blemish, being able to take that punishment that we deserve, and paved the way for man to enter heaven so that we have our debts paid. 

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 53:5-6

 

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

John 1:29

 

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

1 Peter 2:24

 

And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

1 John 2:2

Jesus was in hell for three days and three nights, but he was not left there forever. On the third day, God raised Jesus from the dead, therefore achieving victory over death. After his resurrection, he remained on earth to be seen of 500 witnesses until he ascended into heaven, sitting at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.  

He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

Acts 2:31

 

And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.

1 Corinthians 6:14

 

And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

1 Corinthians 15:4-6

 

So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

Mark 16:19

Now Jesus, who paved the way for man to enter heaven says that he is the only way for anyone to enter heaven. There is no other way to heaven but to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible's way of salvation is very simple and easy: 'believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved'. All you need to do is trust that Jesus, the Son of God, died for your sins and rose again, paying the debt that you could never pay. The free gift of everlasting life is putting all your faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, making him your personal Saviour. Putting your trust on anything else, including a false version of Jesus, will send you straight to hell.

And brought them out, and said, 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.

Acts 16:30-31

 

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

John 3:36

Repentance: a Change of Mind

1. Man cannot read others' hearts and can only look at the outside, but God can look into anyone's hearts
2. Salvation is easy and cannot be bought by good works or anything else you add. It is solely by faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ
3. Repentance unto salvation means change of mind: turning from unbelief to belief, not repenting of one's sins.
4. Turning from sins is a form of works and is never going to take you to heaven.
5. It is impossible to please God without faith.
6. To do the will of God is to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and have everlasting life.

Detailed doctrinal page here

Unfortunately, a lot of people stumble over this simple and easy gospel and may either find it difficult due to believing a false gospel. There is only one gospel, and any other gospel is false and will lead one straight to hell. Many people who call themselves Christian believe they are going to heaven, but do not actually put their trust on Christ and instead put their faith on something else. One of the biggest stumbling block to this is the concept of repentance. Many people believe that repentance means to turn from our sins, to do good works, helping others, to clean up one's life, to express some outward form of one's faith. However, the Lord is the only one who knows who fully trusts him, not other men.

But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

1 Samuel 16:7

Yes, the way to heaven cannot be bought by good works nor any input from your end. The gift of everlasting life is free: there is nothing you do to earn it. There are no strings attached: there is no condition to work for it nor to clean up your life either. That would make the gospel difficult because no one is righteous. All our works are filthy rags before the Lord and it is impossibly to justify ourselves through our own unrighteous hearts. Lest one forget, God is Holy, and men are sinners. The whole plan of salvation involves one to simply make the choice to call upon the name of the Lord, to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, not to trust on our own righteousness or the combined works of Jesus and ours. It is either you trust on Jesus' complete work at that cross 100% or you will fall short and go to hell.

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.

Romans 10:9

Salvation is by faith on Christ alone. It is not of your works lest any man should boast. There is no way to please God without faith. Believing on Jesus does not simply mean you believe his existence, otherwise many sceptics doubting his divinity but believing on his historical existence would be justified. To believe means to put your trust on Christ alone that he can take you to heaven, a God whom we have not seen yet believe.

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Hebrews 11:6

 

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

 

Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

Romans 3:28

 

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9

The true definition of 'repentance' unto salvation is not to turn from our sins. If one searches up the word 'repent' in the Bible where it is mentioned in salvific context, there is no mention of repenting of one's sins. False prophets around the world have convinced many around the world that one needs to work his way into heaven, which makes the work of Christ in vain. The word 'repent' simply means to change one's mind, and for repentance unto salvation, which is a requirement, it would mean turning from unbelief to belief. Once you make that choice, you have already repented unto salvation.

And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Mark 1:15

 

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

Acts 3:19

It should also be noted that out of the many instances where repentance is mentioned in the Bible, God is the one who repented the most. It does not take long before one turns to Genesis 6 to find God repenting that He ever made mankind. We know God cannot sin, so it is impossible for repentance in this sense to mean 'turn from one's sins' or to clean one's life. It is also worth noting that repenting of one's sins (i.e. turning from one's evils) is considered a work, which can never justify anyone.

And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

Genesis 6:6

 

And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.

Jonah 3:10

If you believe that you must repent of your sins to enter heaven, you are trusting in your own filthy rags to save you and not the completed work of Jesus Christ. You cannot save yourself, so you should repent of the false doctrine of turning from your sins to get to heaven. Only Jesus is righteous enough to justify the ungodly so they may enter heaven. Put all your trust in him and you are guaranteed entrance into heaven and live eternally! If not, you may end up claiming you did all the good works for Jesus and cry Lord, Lord, but because you have never put your full trust on Jesus, Jesus will reject you, saying that he never knew you, meaning you were never saved to begin with. In addition, all your works will be called iniquity and is therefore all for naught! Choose carefully: will you trust Jesus or your own works? Note also that those who do the will of the Father is those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and have everlasting life.

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Matthew 7:21-23

 

And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 6:40

Eternal Security and Assurance of Salvation

1. Salvation is eternal and you will never lose it, because it is a free gift
2. Salvation was paid exclusively by the blood of Jesus, not from anything you offer
3. Once you believe, you are born again as a child of God. God the Father will never disown his own children
4. Sinning as a child of God results in God the Father chastising his own children on earth
5. God promised eternal life and is incapable of lying. Should God throw his child to hell, he is a liar, which is impossible.

Detailed doctrinal page here

Yes, salvation is this simple, and in fact, the gift lasts forever. Another heresy that comes out is that one may lose their salvation based off his moral standing with God. First of all, have we done anything to earn our salvation? Salvation is a free gift, as it was mentioned many times. We did nothing to earn it and we do not deserve it. If we got what we deserved, we would be in serious trouble and there would be no salvation. If we were never good enough to earn salvation, we will never be bad enough to lose it.

And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one.

John 10:28-30

To believe one may lose salvation necessitates works based salvation, which is completely false because there is no way to pay or make a bribe with God to enter heaven. Everyone who has believed are eternally secure, and there is no way to lose salvation, no matter what! If one could lose his salvation that easily, how would it be called everlasting life if it the gift offer was not even everlasting in the first place? If you believe you can lose your salvation, you are trusting in your own works and not the complete work of the Lord Jesus Christ. It was paid solely by Christ's blood and not by our works.

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Ephesians 1:7

Once again, the Bible says it is possible to know that you are saved. Once you believe, you are sealed unto the day of redemption by the Holy Ghost, whom you can even grieve but still be sealed unto eternity. There is nothing, no matter how bad you sin, that will ever make you lose your salvation. There is no sin too great that could not be paid by the blood of Jesus Christ.

And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Ephesians 4:30

By believing, you are born again as a child of God, and thus adopted into his family as his child. You gain the inheritance of everlasting life, which is a spiritual matter. Even if we believe, we will always sin on this earth because we live by the flesh. Our body cannot inherit the kingdom of God, as it is weak and constantly sins. Our spirit, once justified, is the one that enters heaven, and one who is born again by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ has a spirit which cannot sin, and thus, will not be put under condemnation.

Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

John 3:7

 

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.

John 5:24

 

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:26

 

And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

Hebrews 10:17

 

To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 Peter 1:4-5

 

Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

1 John 3:9

In the promise of eternal life, God cannot lie. If you are a child of God, you cannot lose that relationship you have with your Father in heaven. He cannot disown you because you now belong to him. No matter how bad you act before your own parents, the familial relationship remains forever. Your father is your father, your mother is your mother, and you remain their child.

In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Titus 1:2

 

For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

Hebrews 12:6

It is the same with God. And just as worldly family normally operates, a child who misbehaves is often chastised by his parents. God is the same way: he will chastise whom he loves, his children. The more severe his children sins, the more stronger the punishment would be. However, what he can never do is send you to hell, or else God is a liar, and it is impossible for God to lie. Thus, if you are saved, there is no way to lose it and if anyone preaches otherwise, he is a damnable heretick who has changed the truth of God into a lie.

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved

1. Acknowledge you are a sinner and deserve eternal punishment in hell
2. Believe that Christ died, was buried, and rose again from the grave as payment for your sin
3. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved
: trust Christ alone as your Saviour and that once you are saved, you are always saved
4. If you have repented (changed your mind) and want to accept Christ: sinner's prayer

Recap on all the steps on getting saved:

So have you been thinking that all this time you had to live a clean life that you could never even accomplish? How about the idea that you had to belong to a particular church to go to heaven? Or did you believe that works played a role in your salvation? Perhaps you were amongst the many who believed that repentance of your sins were crucial to salvation? Did you think that salvation could be lost if you were bad enough? Sadly, this means you are not saved because you did not put your full trust on the Lord Jesus Christ. Instead, you trusted in something other than the Jesus Christ of the Bible, whether it is your church or yourself or anything else.

If you have read this so far and realised that this is very different or something completely new from what you have been taught throughout your life and want to make the next step, then all you need to do is make that choice. Would you like to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today?

If your answer is yes and you are willing to let God know that you want to accept this free gift of eternal life, say a little prayer like this. It does not have to be in verbatim (word for word) but it is something that is directly from your heart, for whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. The prayer isn't what saves a person: it's only a manifestation of what you already believe, but you should ask for the free gift nonetheless.
 

Dear Lord,
I know I am a sinner. I know that I deserve hell and am not good enough to enter heaven. However, I know that you sent your son Jesus to die on the cross for my sins, and I believe that he rose again from the dead. I know that there is nothing I can do to add to my salvation and know that nothing can take away my everlasting life. I only trust on you, Lord Jesus, and not on my own works or anything else. Please save me so that I can now receive the gift of eternal life.
In Jesus' name I pray,
Amen


That's it! If you believed on the Lord Jesus Christ and asked him to save you, you can be rest assured. You are going to heaven, being justified before God, and you can now partake in that inheritance of everlasting life for you!

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.

1 John 5:13

And now you indeed know that you have eternal life!

Postaddendum: New Believers

Have you received Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour? Well congratulations! Now there's a couple of things you should probably do now that you are a new believer.

1) Get yourself a King James Bible and read it!

 

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Why should I get a KJV Bible and not any other Bible?
Trinitarian Bible Society KJV Catalogue: good place to buy a KJV
Read the King James Bible Online
Alexander Scourby's Dramatic Audio KJV || Purchasable Edition

2) Find a local Bible believing church
 

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Hebrews 10:25

How to find a good church

Find a Local Church || Another Site

Warning: The second link has not been completely vetted to see if every church are Biblically sound. Only search for KJV and Soulwinning tags, and do not attend any Ruckmanite tags. Best way is to verify the church by visiting yourself.

SFBC UK: Hope for Europe

3) Get baptised by your local Bible believing church

 

And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Acts 8:36-37


Baptism is a symbol of the death of your old man (the flesh) and to be born again as the new man as a child of God. While obviously this physical act of dunking yourself in water has nothing to do with your salvation, it is a commandment.

4) Go soul win!

You are a new believer, and you may also want to bear fruits by winning more people to Christ. It may sound daunting, but remember, just as you are justified by faith alone by the grace of God, you would also want to save your loved ones and friends and many more from the fires of hell by preaching the simple and easy gospel so that they, too, may enjoy everlasting life. This is called soul winning, or what many churches may call evangelising. It's a lost practice on many churches, but this is a major part of a Christian's life that should not be ignored.

New Soulwinner Guide
Soul Winning Tips (Bro. Matt Stucky)
Soul Winning Seminar (Pastor Roger Jimenez)



Use this website for an easy ready-to-go gospel presentation!

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