How to KNOW You're Going to Heaven


1.  Everyone is a sinner.  You, me, everyone who ever lived.  (Romans 3:10; 3:23; Isaiah 64:6; Jeremiah 17:9;James 2:10)

2.  The Bible says that the penalty for our sin is death and eternal separation from God.  (Romans 6:23; Ezekiel 18:20)

3.  You must must be perfect, just as righteous as God to get into Heaven.  (Revelation 21:27; Habakkuk 1:13; Psalm 5:4)

4.  No one can do anything on his own to obtain this necessary perfection.  You cannot work to pay off your sin debt.  (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16; Romans 4:5)

5.  God loves us so much that He provided Someone to pay the debt that we owed, so we wouldn't have to.  Jesus, God in the flesh, God the Son, lived a perfect life.  He never sinned and because He had no sin to pay for, He didn't have to die.  But He chose to die in our place.  (2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 3:9; Isaiah 53:6; 1 Peter 3:18)

6.  All you have to do, all you can do, is believe that Jesus died in your place and paid for all your sins through His death, burial, and resurrection.  You can believe that He died for the whole world, but you must believe that He did it for you, that He is your Saviour.   (John 3:16; Romans 10:9-10; John 1:12; Acts 16:31)

7.  At the very instant that you trust Christ as YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOUR, He gives you eternal life as a free gift.  Because it's eternal, it lasts forever.  You have it as a present possession and you can never lose it.  The Bible says in 1 John 5:13 that if you believe this, then you can know that you have eternal life.   (John 6:37-39; 10:28; I Peter 1:5; Hebrews 10:10-14; 1 John 5:13)

If all of that made sense and you're now trusting in Christ as your only hope of Heaven, won't you let me know so that I can rejoice with you?

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