You may ask the question, "How can anyone really know 100% sure that they are going to heaven when they die?" The answer is found in the Scriptures. Here we will not look at what man has to say, but what God says in the Bible. Remember, if what man or religion teaches is contrary to God's Word - God's Word is always right over man's word.
YOU CAN KNOW FOR SURE:
I Jn 5:12-13… "He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God."
According to God's Word one can know that he or she has eternal life. In order to have this settled one must realize Salvation is only through Christ.
SALVATION IS ONLY THROUGH JESUS CHRIST ALONE:
Acts 4:12…"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
John 14:6…"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
Many have been taught salvation is either through church membership, baptism, good works, or taking the sacrament. Most religions teach living a good life is required for one's salvation.
YOU CAN NOT WORK YOUR WAY TO HEAVEN:
Eph 2:8-9…"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."…
Titus 3:5…"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;"
Gal 2:16…"Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified."
Gal 3:10-11…"For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith."
Gal 3:24…"Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith."
Rom 3:20…" Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin".Understand, one can be sincere about their beliefs yet wrong. If you were sick and someone gave you poison to take instead of a medicine remedy; it doesn't matter how sincere you are about taking what you believe to be medicine - if it is poison, you are in trouble.
Prov 14:12…"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."
God's Word makes it plain that the gift of salvation is only through Jesus and is by grace, not by doing good things.
According to the Scriptures, to once and for all settle in your heart that you are going to heaven…
THERE ARE A FEW THINGS THAT YOU MUST UNDERSTAND:
1. Why We Need a Saviour? WE ARE ALL SINNERS.
Rom 3:23…"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"
Rom 5:12…"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:"
Rom 3:19…"Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God."
James 2:10…"For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all."
Unless you admit you are a sinner; you will never see the real need for the Saviour. If we could get to heaven by our good works, why did Christ have to suffer such agony on the Cross?
2. If we die without Christ as our Saviour there is a penalty of eternal punishment in Hell.
Rev 21:8…"But the fearful, and unbelieving, and 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: which is the second death."
Rev 20:14-15…"And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."
3. Christ paid the penalty for our sin. We MUST receive Him as our personal Lord and Saviour.
Isa 53:6…"All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all."
Gal 3:13…"Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:"
Rom 5:8…"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
John 3:16…"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.
4. Receive Christ as your Saviour.
If you have already admitted you are a sinner and according to the Bible deserve to go to hell and if you believe with your heart that Christ died for your sins and arose from the grave the third day…
YOU MUST PERSONALLY BY FAITH RECEIVE CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOUR!
Rom 10:9-109…"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
Right now after reading these Scriptures if you would simply bow your head and call upon the name of the Lord He will save you and give you eternal life. Remember, it is not just believing. Satan believes in God but that certainly doesn't mean that he is going to heaven.
Rom 10:13…"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
John 1:12…"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:"
Your Salvation is your own personal choice now. You can either RECEIVE CHRIST or REJECT HIM. It is up to you. Salvation is determined by what you do with Christ.
If you prayed and received Christ as your Saviour I want to encourage you to contact us by email, or fill out the contact form, or even a phone call to our Church office. It would be a real joy to congratulate you on your decision. We would be more than glad to send you free literature to be of help in your new found walk with Christ.