Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
No matter how much good you do, you will never be good enough.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
2. God must punish sin
Just as there are rewards for good, there is punishment for wrong. The Penalty or our sin is eternal torment in Hell.
Revelation 21:8 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.
God is holy and MUST punish sin.
Matthew 25:46a And these shall go away into everlasting punishment:
The good news
3. Jesus Christ took your punishment for you
God became a man, named Jesus, was born of a virgin, and lived a sinless life.
Jesus Christ wants to save you, so he took your punishment for you!
Isaiah 53:5 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.
Jesus was despised and rejected, mocked, a crown of thorns put on his head, his beard plucked off, beaten, spat upon, scourged, then nailed to a cross crucified to die, for you.
Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
He was then buried, and three days later he arose from the grave conquering death and hell, to save you.
1 Corinthians 15:3b-4 …Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
4. What you must do to be saved from hell
Acts 16:30-31 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.
Many people know what Jesus has done for them but they are still trusting their own goodness, works, or deeds to get to heaven. Knowing you are saved forever is as simple as accepting a free gift. Jesus has already paid the price in full!
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.
5. Receive the free gift of eternal life
Romans 6:23b …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.
If you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and call upon his name you will be saved forever. God cannot lie and this is his unchanging promise to anyone who asks him.
John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
Being saved is a one time event. Once Jesus has given you eternal life it can never be lost for any reason.
A simple prayer may be worded like this:
“Dear Jesus, I know I’m a sinner and deserve hell. But I believe you died for my sins, and rose again. I trust you alone to save me from hell. Please give me your free gift of eternal life. Amen.”
Now you can know 100% for sure that you will be in heaven if you died today. Not because you are “good enough” but because a perfect and unchangeable God has promised and provided it for you.
1 John 5:13 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.
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