When you were a child, you likely believed everything your parents told you because you trusted them. Your parents were there to guide you, protect you, and train you in your young life. If you believed what your parents told you, you listened to their advice and instruction and benefitted from it.
Throughout our lives, we are faced with choices and different points of view, and we have to choose what we believe and then act on those beliefs. We all know that what we believe shapes how we live our lives. But did you know that a simple act of belief can change your eternal destiny?
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
When this verse speaks of “perishing”, it means spending eternity in a place of punishment called Hell or the Lake of Fire. When it speaks of “having eternal life”, it means spending eternity in a place of blessing called Heaven or Paradise. Whether or not you believe in Jesus Christ will decide which of these destinations you will end up in after you die.
Revelation 21:8 says, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Notice how this verse tells us that the “unbelieving” will end up in the Lake of Fire. If you do not believe in Jesus Christ, that is where you will spend eternity.
However, Romans 10:9 and 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved…For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
God loves you and does not want you to be punished forever and ever in the Lake of Fire. That is why He provided this wonderful opportunity for you to be saved! All you have to do is believe in Jesus Christ and the salvation that He provided by going to the cross, dying for our sins, and being raised again from the dead.
Why don’t you do what Romans 10:13 says and call upon the Lord Jesus Christ so that you can be saved today. All you have to do is pray a simple prayer letting God know that you believe that His Son, Jesus Christ, died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose again, and that you want to receive Him into your heart and life today. You can pray the following prayer with me to let God know about your decision:
Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today and forever. Amen.
If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God and congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your new found faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
Believe by faith. Share the faith. And keep the faith! God Bless You!