How Can I Know God?
Everyone has an opinion about what it takes to go to Heaven, but how does the Bible answer this question? The word FAITH can help define the answer.
• F is for FORGIVENESS
One cannot have eternal life without forgiveness. The Bible says, “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins.” (Ephesians 1:7)
• A is for AVAILABLE
Forgiveness is Available for All! God’s Word states, “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.” (John 3:16)
However, forgiveness is not automatic. Jesus said, “Not every one that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 7:21)
• I is for IMPOSSIBLE
It is impossible for God to allow sin into heaven. In the verse above, we learned God is Love, but God is also Just. James 2:13 says, “For judgment is without mercy.” It is clear that man is Sinful. The Bible states, “For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
• T is for TURN
Turn means repent. If you find you are going the wrong way on a road, you must soon turn around and go the right way. God wants man to turn from something—from sin and from self, as he warns in Luke 13:3, “But unless you repent, you shall all likewise perish.” Where can you turn? Trust Christ only! “That Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” (I Corinthians 15:3-4) God promises, “If you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
• H is for HEAVEN
Coming to know Christ means Life! This life affects you here and now, for Jesus said, “I am come that you might have life, and that you may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10b) In addition, you can experience life in the hereafter, for He promised again, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” (John 14:3)
Understanding these five points, wouldn’t you like to receive this forgiveness by trusting Christ as your personal Savior? This is accomplished through prayer. Simply speak these words to God as the desire of your heart.
“Dear God, I know that I’m a sinner. I want to be forgiven. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sins. I repent of my sins. Please forgive me and come into my life to be my Savior and Lord. Amen.”
If you prayed this prayer and meant it, you have just made the most important decision of your life! You have been welcomed into the family of God. You can be sure you are saved and have eternal life. Receiving Jesus into your life is only the beginning of a wonderful life-changing experience. Be sure you contact us with the news of your decision. Email us today by clicking here.
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