Why don't sinners go to heaven?

How can I know for sure that when I die I will go to Heaven?



Do you know one hundred percent that you will have eternal life and that you will go to heaven when you die? God wants you to be safe! The Bible says: "I wrote this to you so that you might know that you have eternal life, who believe in the name of the Son of God." (1 John 5:13). Imagine that right now you are standing before God and He is asking you, “Why should I let you into Heaven?” What would you answer? You may not know what to say. What you need to know is that God loves us and that He has given us a way to be sure where we will spend eternity. The Bible describes it as follows: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that all who believe in him might not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16).

We must first understand the basic problem that keeps us out of Heaven. The problem is that our sinful nature prevents us from having a relationship with God. We are sinners by nature and because we chose to: "They are all sinners and lack the glory that they should have with God" (Romans 3:23). We cannot save ourselves. "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not from yourselves: it is God's gift, not from works, so that no one should boast." (Ephesians 2: 8-9). We deserve death and eternal damnation in hell. "For the wages of sin is death;" (Romans 6:23).

God is holy and righteous, which is why He must punish sin. Yet He loves us and has prepared a way to forgive our sins. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life; nobody comes to the Father except through me. " (John 14: 6). Jesus died for us on the cross: "For Christ also suffered" once "for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, so that he might lead you to God” (1 Peter 3:18). Jesus rose from the dead, "who was given up for our sins and was raised for our justification." (Romans 4:25).

So, back to the real question: "How can I know for sure that I will go to heaven when I die?" The answer is this: "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you and your house will be saved" (Acts 16 Nov. , 31). "As many as welcomed him, he gave them power to become children of God, those who believe in his name" (John 1:12). You can get Eternal Life as a GIFT for free! "But the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23) You can now begin to live a full and meaningful life. Jesus said: "I have come that they should have life and full satisfaction" (John 10:10). You can spend eternity with Jesus in heaven, because he has promised: "And when I go to prepare the place for you, I will come again and take you to me so that you can be where I am." (John 14.3)

If you want to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and receive God's forgiveness, you can say the following prayer. You will not be saved by this or any other prayer. Only trust in Jesus Christ can forgive us of our sins. This prayer is simply a way to express your faith to God and thank Him for paying for your forgiveness. “God, I know that I have sinned against you and that I deserve your punishment. But Jesus Christ took my punishment upon Himself so that my sin could be forgiven by believing in Him. I put my trust in you as my savior. Thank you for your wonderful grace and forgiveness: the gift of eternal life! Amen!"

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