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There are many today who believe they can go to Heaven if they have lived a reasonably good life and tried to do their best.  Consider what Jesus said, "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 again we find the Lord speaking to a man who had lived a clean life and who believed in the existence of God but, "Jesus answered and said unto him, verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:3).

You see my friend, it is not the life you live, or the work you do, but it is the matter of whether or not you have been born again, or saved. 

SIN

The Scripture declares, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23).  Sin must be dealt with in the manner prescribed by God.   Again the scriptures declare, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Rom. 6:23).  Sin separates man from God because God is holy and perfect.  The above verse tells us that sin must be punished.  That punishment is separation from God in Hell.  We deserve the eternity of Hell because of our sin.  When this truth is recognized, the heart of man naturally cries, "What Must I Do to be Saved?"  My friend, there is hope!   God loves every boy and girl, every teenager, and every adult in this world.  This means that God loves you and provided a way for you to go to heaven someday!  Isn't that good news?  That is exactly why the gospel is the good news of what God has provided for sinners through Jesus Christ, His Son. 

SAVIOR

Jesus came into this world with one mission in mind, not to condemn the world but to save it (John 3:17).  He was God in the flesh who lived a sinless life, and came to die on the cross as a satisfactory payment for all our sin (2 Cor. 5:21).  Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6).  This means that our only way to heaven is through the Lord Jesus Christ.  He alone is the Savior of the world

SACRIFICE

"Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man (Jesus) is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses" (Acts 13:38-39).  You see it is not through any work or sacrifice of yours, but through Jesus we have the forgiveness of sins.  Why? because the scripture says, "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" (l Peter 2:24).  In other words, Jesus Christ satisfied the anger of God by dying for our sins.  Jesus was your substitute on the cross.  He met all the demands of God for our sins so that God can declare us righteous by faith.

SALVATION

Will you accept God's free offer of salvation today, based on what Jesus did for you on the cross of Calvary?  You say "What Must I Do?"  Paul answered that very question to the Philippian jailer when he said, "... Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house" (Acts l6:3l).   Would you, right this moment, bow your heart before God, admit you are a sinner without any hope, and place your faith in what Jesus did for you at Calvary?  Just believe God's promise in 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."  If you made this life saving decision and desire further information please contact us at the address on our home-page. 

 

 

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