“These 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...” (I John 5:13) God wants us all to know that we can go to Heaven, but if we expect to get there we must go His way.
We are All Sinners
What does God’s Word teach about this all important subject? First of all, we are all sinners. “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:23) Because of our sin we are under sin’s penalty, which is death. “For the wages of sin is death...” (Romans 6:23) This penalty means eternal separation from God in hell.
Christ Died for Our Sins
God does not want anyone to go to hell, so He sent His only begotten Son to die and pay the penalty for our sins. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
Eternal Life is God’s Gift
God’s love for us is so great that He made a way for our sins to be forgiven. He offers His forgiveness and salvation freely. “...but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23) Please note that eternal life is offered to you as a gift. But like all gifts, it is not yours until you receive it. To receive Christ is to receive life - eternal life, a home in Heaven.
How to Receive Christ
Here is how you may receive Christ: 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. (Romans 10:9) You must believe with all your heart, and call on the Lord to save you. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:13)
Call on the Lord Now
So you may know for sure that you are going to Heaven, be sincere, truthful, and make this prayer your prayer to God:
“Dear Jesus, please have mercy upon me, a sinner. Please forgive me of all my sins. I believe You died on the cross for me, and I believe that it’s your blood that washes my sins away. I believe You died, was buried and raised from the dead on the third day. Now will you please come in my heart and save my soul? Thank You for saving me Jesus.”