below what you feel is the best basis for reaching Heaven.
- Keeping the Ten Commandments
- Gifts to charity
- Doing one’s best
- Leading a good life
- Good works
- Trying to obey the Golden Rule
- Tithing or giving to the church
- Church membership
- Regular church attendance
- Holy Communion
- Born of Christian parents
- Extreme unction
further to find out if, according to God’s Word, you’re on the way to Heaven.
Ten Commandments are God’s absolute rules for living. No man has ever perfectly
kept all of God’s laws--except for God’s only Son, Jesus. A person will never
reach Heaven through his or her own efforts. The Bible says:
"Therefore by the deeds of the law
there shall no flesh be justified in His [God’s] sight: for by the law is the
knowledge of sin" (Romans ).
or 4--Gifts to charity, doing one’s best, and leading a good life are
commendable acts, but according to the Bible, they will not save anyone:
"Not by works of righteousness which
we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us" (Titus
or 7--Neither good works, trying to obey the Golden Rule, or giving to the
church will get you to Heaven. God’s Word says:
"For by grace ye are saved through
faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest
any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9).
10, 11--Church membership, regular church attendance, prayers, and fasting are
good in themselves, but they can never justify sinners before a holy God:
"We are all as an unclean thing, and
all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags"
13--Without trusting in Jesus Christ, baptism and Communion cannot help. The
Bible shows clearly that these are of spiritual value only when one believes in
See Acts 8:12; 1 Corinthians 11:2, 23-32.
born into Christian homes need to be saved just like anyone else.
"As many as received Him [Christ],
to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on
His Name: which were born, not of blood [not of one’s parentage], nor of the
will of the flesh, nor the will of man, but of God" (John
16, and 17--Neither Confirmation, penances, or extreme unction are the basis
for going to Heaven. God has provided only one way of salvation.
what is God’s only way of salvation? The Bible gives a definite answer. The one
and only means of spending eternity with God in heaven is faith in the Lord
Jesus Christ alone.
we cannot save ourselves by good works, good character, personal effort, or
merit of any kind, God sent His Son to die as a substitute for sinners like you
and me. When the Lord Jesus died on the cross and rose again on the third day,
He finished the work necessary for salvation. Now all God requires of you is to
receive Christ as your Lord and Savior: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and thou shalt be saved" (Acts ).
when you trust in Jesus you are saved and are destined to spend eternity in Heaven.
Jesus said, "He that heareth My
word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not
come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life" (John ).
you accept God’s way of salvation? The choice is yours. You may continue to
trust in those things listed on page 2. If so, you will go to the grave without
Christ and wake up facing God’s eternal punishment. Or, you can believe in
Jesus Christ and be saved.
wise! Choose Christ! Then indicate the choice you have made below.
__ My only hope for Heaven is based completely upon the
finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. I now accept Him as my personal
Lord and Savior.
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