This page provides a path to
follow for anyone who earnestly seeks to know and to receive the
Salvation offered through the atoning death of Jesus Christ of
Please read on.
to His death, resurrection and salvation is the
decision that you will personally ever make in your life.
may say confidently:
that they are single or married, have a family, have a job, go to
school, are retired, etc. However, many are unsure about their
response to the questions below:
1) What answer do you give for knowing that you will be able to
enter into Heaven after you die?
2) How do you know you are a Christian?
People often answer these questions with responses like:
- I go
to Church regularly
parents are good Church-goers and they pray for me
try to live a good life and treat others well
goal is to obey the Ten Commandments as best as I can
- I was
baptized as a child and regularly attend Sunday School
have completed enough indulgences to overcome all sins in my life
have completed reading the Bible and believe most of what I have
expect that God will overlook my sins because He is a loving,
Nobody can be absolutely sure that he/she will get into Heaven
is best to wait till you are about to die in order to make things
right with God
- I am
not sure there is a Heaven or Hell
Everybody is going to Heaven
will not let people be eternally tormented in Hell
you find one of these answers to be a close-fit to your thinking,
know that none
of these responses makes you a Christian and surely will not get you into
Heaven. Most of them represent something that
people do or try to do. One cannot earn Salvation or make your
own way into Heaven.
The Bible says:
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23).
God saves us by His divine
power (Grace) when we believe
(place our trust) in Him. People cannot take credit for this. God's
grace, faith and salvation are a free gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the
good things we have done. None of us can boast about being worthy or
meriting salvation. It is
"for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; being
justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in
person tries to earn their salvation or way
into heaven, it is a never-ending cycle of fear, doubt, and
temporary hope. Such a person may wonder how many good deeds are
needed to justify his or her salvation or entrance into heaven.
Unless man's sinful nature is atoned for and cleansed, he cannot
enter heaven and stand before a Holy God. Jesus Christ alone took
our sins upon Himself on the cross. He paid the penalty or
punishment for our sins. Jesus has become our salvation and way into
heaven. He alone died on the cross, was raised from the dead and is
seated at the right hand of God the Father,
Without the Lord Jesus, everyone is naked and wretched in
their present condition and headed toward eternal damnation in the
Lake of Fire. If
you sincerely want to turn your life over to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, then
humble yourself before God and
Father, I know that I am a sinner and unable to save myself.
I believe that You love me and that You sent Your Son Jesus to die
on the cross for my sins. And, that You raised Jesus from the dead
and seated Him at Your right side in heaven. I confess Jesus as my
Lord and believe that God raised Him from the dead. I thank you for
making me a new creature in Christ Jesus.
And Lord, I repent of my sins
and ask You to forgive me of all my sins. Thank you for Your forgiveness
and cleansing of my soul. I also ask that You help me to read and
understand the Bible. To attend a Church that loves You and upholds
the Bible as the inerrant inspired Word of God. And, I purpose to
yield to thy Holy Spirit to lead me into all Truth and
In Jesus name.
I pray. Amen!
Having sincerely prayed this prayer,
now are part of God's Kingdom as a Christian (follower of
Jesus) on this earth and in heaven. Sometimes you may physically or
emotionally feel God's presence, other times you may not.
Remember, God's Word is always true whether or not you feel something.
Also, know that the Bible says:
things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God;
that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may
believe on the name of the Son of God."
This means that when you accepted Jesus as your Lord
and Savior, you have assurance of eternal life in Him. Ask
your Pastor to baptize you in water as a sign of your death in Christ
Jesus. Then ask your Pastor to pray over you the Holy Spirit according
to the Book of Acts (Chapters 9:17-18, 10:44-48 and 11:15:18)
you begin your walk with the Lord, you should notice some changes
occurring in your life. For example, your desire to stay in sinful
relationships or habits should stop or greatly decline in
controlling you. Instead you should be wanting to read the Bible,
associate with other believers, attend Church, pray to God, tell
others about your experience with Jesus, etc.
even experience greater temptations or increased pressure to give in
to sinful behavior. Your adversary, the devil wants you to think
that nothing has changed and that you still sin and desire to do
more of it. Know that Jesus has overcome and broken the power of sin
in your life. You are to submit to God, resist the devil and he
shall flee. Know that temptation
is not sin but giving into temptation is sin. Trust that Jesus will help you to obey Him and to live a righteous
There are many helpful resources available for
new believers. One of them is the Power
For Living book that you can get free from the Arthur D. DeMoss
Foundation by calling 800-358-1000 or by writing them at: Power
For Living, PO Box 3303, West Palm Beach, FL 33402.
reading in the Book of Romans in the New Testament of your Bible.
Always ask the Holy Spirit to teach you His Word so that your heart
and mind is quickened to accept and understand what He is saying
to you. Know that your body is now the temple of the Holy Spirit.
Ask the Holy Spirit for His grace and power to help you to
take life one day at a time. Jesus will change your character
into His Character as you yield your life, your possessions, your
family, your job, everything, to His Lordship. His burden is light
and His yoke is easy. Trust Jesus!