The Good News


How would you like to know for sure where you are going to spend eternity after death? There are two places you can spend eternity: either Heaven or Hell, and it is up to you as to which one.

Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." This verse tells us that we have all done things that are displeasing to God; no one is without guilt. In Romans 3:10-18 we are given a detailed picture of what sin is. "There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside; they have together become unprofitable; there is none who does good, no, not one. “Their throat is an open tomb; With their tongues they have practiced deceit “The poison of asps is under their lips Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness. “Their feet are swift to shed blood; Destruction and misery are in their ways; And the way of peace they have not known. “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

 

Romans 6:23 tells us what we deserve because of our sin: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." That verse tells us that we deserve to die. However, it does not stop there. In Romans 5:8 we are told, "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." So we are told that Christ died for us and has given us a gift to escape this eternal damnation. So how do you accept this gift?

The Bible says in Romans 10:9, "That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." That is right, Christ did not stay dead! After three days He rose from the grave, proving that He was God and thus had the ability to be the sinless sacrifice for our sin. In Romans 10:13 we are told again, "For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Therefore, all we must do is believe. It is not by anything that we could do, but by faith alone.

Finally, in Romans 5:1 we are given a wonderful truth: "Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Justification means that we are considered righteous. We did nothing, but God considers us righteous anyway.

Once we are justified through faith the minute that we accept Christ as our personal Savior. We cannot lose our salvation. Romans 8:38-39 says, "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Salvation is the most important decision that you could ever make; do not hesitate. Accept Christ's gift today. If you have any further questions please contact us and we would be more than happy to answer any of your questions.