How to Go to Heaven

Easy as A-B-C

Beginning a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is as easy as A-B-C:

Admit that you are a sinner and need forgiveness.
Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose from the grave to bring you to God.
Confess, through prayer, that Jesus Christ is the only way to God, and commit to live the rest of your life for Him.

  1. God loves you and wants a personal relationship with you. (John 3:16 NIV) 
  2. Our sin keeps us from having a personal relationship with God. (Romans 3:23 NIV)
  3. Jesus Christ is the only answer to this problem. He’s the only one who can bring us back to God.  (1 Peter 3:18 NIV)
  4. You must personally trust Jesus Christ to forgive your sins and determine to obey Him for the rest of your life. (John 1:12 NIV)

If you would like to begin a relationship with Jesus Christ, read these words as a prayer to God and mean them in your heart:

Dear Lord Jesus,

I know I am a sinner and need your forgiveness. I believe that you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the grave to give me eternal life. I know You are the only way to God, so please help me to quit disobeying You and to start living for You. Please forgive me of my sins, change my life, and make yourself real to me. Thank you for hearing and answering this prayer. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Please find a local church and let someone know about the decision that you've made. You can let us at Bethel Baptist Church know about your decision and we'll do our best to put you on the right track and help you to grow in your new relationship with Jesus.

Should you have any questions about this page please feel free to contact us at  vance@bethelroswell.com or call 575.622.8182.

 

Scriptures

 

John 3:16 (NIV)  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (back to top)

Romans 3:23 (NIV)   for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (back to top)

I Peter 3:18 (NIV)   For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit (back to top)

John 1:12 (NIV)   Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— (back to top)

 

The Doctrine of Salvation

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.

A. Regeneration, or the new birth, is a work of God's grace whereby believers become new creatures in Christ Jesus. It is a change of heart wrought by the Holy Spirit through conviction of sin, to which the sinner responds in repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Repentance and faith are inseparable experiences of grace.

Repentance is a genuine turning from sin toward God. Faith is the acceptance of Jesus Christ and commitment of the entire personality to Him as Lord and Saviour.

B. Justification is God's gracious and full acquittal upon principles of His righteousness of all sinners who repent and believe in Christ. Justification brings the believer unto a relationship of peace and favor with God.

C. Sanctification is the experience, beginning in regeneration, by which the believer is set apart to God's purposes, and is enabled to progress toward moral and spiritual maturity through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in him. Growth in grace should continue throughout the regenerate person's life.

D. Glorification is the culmination of salvation and is the final blessed and abiding state of the redeemed.

Genesis 3:15; Exodus 3:14-17; 6:2-8; Matthew 1:21; 4:17; 16:21-26; 27:22-28:6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:11-14,29; 3:3-21,36; 5:24; 10:9,28-29; 15:1-16; 17:17; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 15:11; 16:30-31; 17:30-31; 20:32; Romans 1:16-18; 2:4; 3:23-25; 4:3ff.; 5:8-10; 6:1-23; 8:1-18,29-39; 10:9-10,13; 13:11-14; 1 Corinthians 1:18,30; 6:19-20; 15:10; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; 5:22-25; 6:15; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-22; 4:11-16; Philippians 2:12-13; Colossians 1:9-22; 3:1ff.; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; 2 Timothy 1:12; Titus 2:11-14; Hebrews 2:1-3; 5:8-9; 9:24-28; 11:1-12:8,14; James 2:14-26; 1 Peter 1:2-23; 1 John 1:6-2:11; Revelation 3:20; 21:1-22:5.
 

 

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