How Do I Get To Heaven?
How to receive Jesus as Savior
Jesus taught that man must be born again. The following statements came from the lips of Jesus:
“…Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” John 3:3
The New Birth is a necessity to being saved. The New Birth is not: confirmation- church membership- water baptism- the taking of sacraments- observing religious duties- an intellectual reception of Christianity- orthodoxy of faith- going to church- saying prayers- reading the Bible- being moral- being cultured or refined- doing good deeds- doing your best- nor any of the many other things some men are trusting in to save them. Culture, refinement, and outward correctness of life- in the organized church or out of it – cannot take the place of the New Birth.
John 3:16 “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 1:12 “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name:”
John 3:36 “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him”.
John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me”.
1 John 2:22 “Who is a liar, but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. 23. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also”.
Acts 4:12 “And in none other is there salvation: for neither is there any other name under heaven that is given among men, wherein we must be saved”.
The New Birth is a necessity to being saved, therefore how is a person born again?
The New Birth is brought about in the following manner:
– Recognize that you are a sinner, lost without God, and without hope.
– Admit that Jesus Christ died on the cross to save you from sin by His own precious blood.
– Come to God, turning away from sin, accepting and confessing Jesus as your Saviour and Lord.
– Believe from your heart and confess with your mouth that God does forgive you of your sins and that you are born again.
Prayer of Salvation
“Heavenly Father, I come to you in Jesus name. Your Word says in Romans 10:9, 10 “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes to righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to salvation.” I believe in my heart Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I believe that He died on the cross for the salvation of the world. I believe that He was raised from the dead. I receive and confess Jesus now as my Lord and Saviour. I thank you that I am forgiven from all past sin and that I now have become a Christian – a child of God. I am saved and have received eternal life.