If you died today and stood before God in heaven and He asked you, “Why should I let you into Heaven?” what would you say to Him?
Prayerfully think about it and hold the answer in your mind.
If your answer was anything like “Because I am a good person” or “I’ve done more things right than wrong” or anything that is based on what you do, then you should recommit yourself to the liberating truth of the Gospel today!
The first answer that should have come to your mind was something like “I am saved by grace” or “Because Jesus is my Lord and Savior” or something that shows you have a clear understanding of the gospel. Remember, salvation is a gift from God to us. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can we be saved. Eternal life begins the moment we truly receive Jesus Christ into our life by faith.
Check out these scriptures:
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).
"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5).
So much so that He gave His one and only Son so that you would not perish but have eternal life*1
The problem is...
These things are called sin. The wages of our sin is death and it causes our seperation from God because God is absolutely perfect and holy.*2
About 2,000 years ago, God made a way for us...
God demonstrated His love for us even after the bad things we did and thought. Jesus, who is perfect and never sinned, paid for our sins by dying on a cross.*3
Jesus now lives in heaven with God His Father after physically rising from the dead. He said, "I am the way the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by Me".*4
God offers you forgivness and the ability to live with Him forever in heaven. If you will accept what He has done for you and let Him direct your life.*5
God longs for you as His dearly loved child. The Bible says, "As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even those who believe on His [Jesus] name."*6
Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying for my sins. I ask you into my heart and to help me yield to you as direct me in life. Please forgive me of my sins, including...
Admit to Him anything that He brings to mind.
Thank you for completely forgiving me. Thank you that you are now pleased with me as your child and that I can live with you and for you forever.