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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.