Am I going to heaven when I die?
God says in the Bible that in order to go to heaven you must be born again or "saved" (John 3:7).
Why must I be saved?
God created man to be perfect, but Adam, the first man, sinned. As a result, all of his descendants are sinners by nature as well as by choice. Sin is any word, thought, or deed that falls short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).
The punishment, or wages, for sin is death (Romans 6:23) or eternal separation from God. This means that of our own merit, we don’t deserve heaven; we deserve eternal separation from God in hell.
"And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgement." (Hebrews 9:27) We each get one chance to live, and then we all will die. What happens to you after death will depend on whether you were saved from your sinful nature.
How do I get saved?
The Apostle Paul answered this question with this statement: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved." (Acts 16:31).
Jesus Christ is God’s Son. He took the form of a man so He could die on the cross and pay the penalty for our sin—death. But Jesus did not stay dead (I Corinthians 15:3-4). Jesus conquered death and sin when He rose again three days after He was crucified.
When we place our hope of heaven in Christ’s payment for sin, we become saved. John 3:16 says, "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." This means if we believe in Him, we are both saved from hell and sent to heaven.
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God was willing to send His Son because of His love for us. (Romans 5:8) The best way to show our love for Him is to accept His Son, as our Savior from sin. You can do this through a simple prayer acknowledging you are a sinner and the only way to heaven is through Jesus Christ. This is the greatest GIFT you could ever receive.
What if I still have questions?
You can find out more about God and His plan for you by reading His Word (the Bible), attending His church, or talking to His children (others who have already received this gift).
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