When most people think about their own death, they think that they will automatically go to Heaven. After all, no one wants to admit that they will spend eternity in hell. To see if you would really go to Heaven, answer the following questions:
Why would you go to Heaven?
Most people think they would go to Heaven because they have been a good person.
Would you consider yourself to be a good person?
If you said yes, answer the next question to see if you really are a good person.
Have you have kept the Ten Commandments?
Well, let's check.
Have you ever told a lie? (Now be honest.)
What does that make you? Right . . . a liar.
Have you ever stolen anything, even if it was a small item or it happened a long time ago?
What does that make you? Right . . . a thief.
Have you ever looked lustfully at another person?
(Jesus says if you lust after another person you've committed adultery with them in your heart.)
What does that make you? Right again . . . an adulterer.
Friend, by your own admission you're a lying, thieving, adulterer at heart and we have only covered three of the ten commandments. Based on your answers to the previous questions, if you were to stand before Almighty God for judgment, would you be innocent or guilty?
That's right, you are guilty and you're not alone. The entire world stands guilty before a righteous God! Romans 3:23 says, "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
Knowing that you stand guilty before Almighty God, would you go to Heaven or Hell?
If you said Hell, you're right. A righteous God can't allow sin to go unpunished. BUT THERE'S HOPE!
God sent his ONLY SON, JESUS, into the world to take the punishment for your sins by dying on the cross FOR YOU! God has provided a way for your sin debt to be paid! God only asks that you repent, turn away from your sins, and accept Jesus Christ as your Savior.
You don't have to guess if you are going to Heaven. You can be sure that you are going to Heaven by doing the following things:
- Admit that you are a sinner and ask God to forgive you.
- Be willing to repent and turn away from your sins.
- Admit that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died on the cross for the forgiveness of your sins.
- Ask Jesus to come into your heart as your Lord and Savior.
After you pray this prayer, read your Bible. After you read it, do what it says!
If you do these things, you will be saved from facing the consequences of your sins against God. He has provided salvation for you by offering his Son to be a sacrifice for your sins.
Will you accept it and be assured of a home in Heaven, or will you reject Jesus as your Savior and spend eternity in hell?