"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
If we died tonight, how can we be assured if we will get to go to Heaven?
1. First, we must accept the fact that we are a SINNER:
"For all have sinned." Romans 3:23
No matter how hard we try to be good, one day we will mess up. As a result, we come to realize that
we can not be perfect and therefore we can admit we are a sinner!
2. Second, we must understand that there must be a PAYMENT for our wrongs (sins):
"For the wages of sin is death." Romans 6:23
We also understand that there must be some kind of payment for a wrong to make it right. The Bible
describes that payment as death, and we know that all of us will one day die!
3. Third, we must believe that Jesus Christ has PAID for our wrongs (sins) .
"God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
Jesus paid our payment of death for us on the cross! Not only did He die for our sins, but He also rose
again on the third day. He overcame death and the grave so that we too can have that same victory
through our belief and the confession of our Faith & Trust in Him!
4. Fourth, we must RECEIVE by faith (confess & believe) what Jesus Christ did for us.
"That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from
the dead, you will be saved...." Romans 10:9-13
If you do that, then you can know that when your time comes to die,
you can have that needed assurance that you will get to go to Heaven!