How to Receive God’s Gift of Salvation
Life is a funny thing. No matter how hard you work to take care of yourself, one day your life will end. No matter how hard we try, one day we will find ourselves facing eternity. When that day comes for you, what will be your destiny? These simple steps will show you how a person can know for sure that they will go to heaven when they die.
Recognize Your Sin and It’s Punishment
It may seem obvious, but for a person to be saved, he must first realize that he needs saving. The Bible says in Romans 3:23 that all people are sinners. At first glance that may not seem so bad (if everyone else does wrong, then I’ve got as much chance as the next guy), until we read further in the verse that we also have fallen short of God’s glory. In other words, God is perfect and we are not. Furthermore, Romans 6:23 tells us that the payment for our sin is death. Not just death as in our bodies dying, but death as in eternal torment in hell. That isn’t a very exciting thing to look forward at the end of your life, it is?
Realize God’s Provision For Our Shortcomings
But wait, there’s more! That last verse we looked at, Romans 6:23, doesn’t end with us having to die. Instead, it concludes, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. God has given a wonderful gift. It did not come without a price; in fact, it required that Jesus Christ come to Earth and die in our place. But for us, it costs nothing.
Rely on Christ Alone To Save You
You may be thinking, “Ok, I know I have to do something. What is it?” Simply put, realize that you can do nothing to save yourself, and trust in what Christ has already done to save you. Romans 10:9 says For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. That’s it! No giving money, no working hard, no worries about not doing enough; just call to God and he will save you.
For More Information
If you have made that decision to trust in Jesus Christ to save you from your sins, or if you would like more information about making that decision, please contact our church office, and we will have someone visit you to talk about this all-important decision.