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The Gospel – God’s Good News of Salvation

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you have done. God loves you. His love for you is real and He will love you forever.
Genuinely search your heart: “If you were to die right now,where would you spend eternity? Heaven or Hell?”

If you are not 100% certain that Heaven will be your Home, you can know this for sure! God desires for you to eternally live with Him. Some religions teach salvation can come through other alternatives such as good works or baptism, but the Bible is very clear on this subject.

We must acknowledge our sin

The Bible says in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” This means that we have all “missed the mark.”

You may consider yourself “pretty good” compared to others, but each of us has done bad things in our lives. God is holy; He cannot allow sin into Heaven. Therefore, our own sin separates us from God.

We must understand the penalty for our sin

Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death…”

Because we have done wrong in our lives, we deserve to be punished. Death is that punishment. According to Revelation 20:15, “death” here refers to spending eternity in Hell: “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” Just like a criminal must pay for his or her crime, a sinner must also pay the debt for his sin.

We must recognize that Jesus paid the debt

Even though we deserve to die and go to Hell for the bad things we have done, God loved us so much that He willingly sent Jesus to earth to take our place. John 3:16 clearly conveys the message of God’s love, “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.”
Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, God’s only begotten Son. He lived a perfect, sinless life and then died on the cross and shed that sinless blood as the payment for our sins. The innocent Son of God died for the guilty!

Romans 6:23b says, “…the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”‘

You must believe that Jesus is the only way

A gift cannot be paid for or purchased, because someone else already bought it! Jesus bought your salvation when He died on the cross, was buried, and rose again. Eternal life can’t be bought by being good, getting baptized, or going to church.

Jesus said in John 14:6, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me.”

The ONLY way to receive eternal life is by believing on Jesus Christ alone and what He did on the cross and receiving Him as your personal Saviour.

You must trust in Christ and accept His gift of salvation

In Romans 10:13, God gives us the precious promise, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

God wants you to be with Him in Heaven. He has paid for salvation and offers it freely to you right now. You have a choice to make in your heart: to receive what He has lovingly done for you or reject it.

According to the Bible, if you were to receive Jesus as your Saviour, where will you go when you die? The exciting answer is Heaven!

But, if you were to reject Jesus and never accept what He did on the Cross for you, where would you spend eternity? The sobering answer is Hell.

God loves you. He wants you to be with Him. What will you choose to do? Why not call upon the Lord now and receive His gift of salvation?

Pray something like this from your heart:
“Dear Lord Jesus, I know I’m a sinner, and I deserve to pay the penalty for my own sins. But I don ‘t want to go to Hell when I die; I want to be with You in Heaven. I believe You died on the Cross and rose again for me. Please forgive my sins and come in to my heart. I accept Your gift of salvation. I believe in You and trust You alone as my Saviour to take me to Heaven when Idie. Thank You, God, for your love. Amen.”

The Bible plainly teaches that you can never lose your salvation. You will always be saved! Ephesians 1:13 describes it as being “sealed.” if you just accepted Christ in your heart, your name was written down in Heaven’s “Book of Life,” and nothing can or ever will erase it! Please contact us or visit us and tell us about your decision so we can rejoice with you and help you grow as a new-born Christian.