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COULD IT BE?
Is this your last chance? This message
may be called a road sign of warning. Many are sure that they
are saved. They may base this belief on their feelings, a lack of
understanding God’s Word, or on the fact that they go to a certain
church. They may make comments, such as, "I believe in God. I
know I am saved. I am a good person. I do what is right. I’m not as
bad as others. I had an experience with God. I am a preacher, an elder,
or a preacher’s wife. God answered my prayer. I go to church, give
my money, and sing in the choir. I was baptized."
This all sounds very nice, but none of these can
get you into heaven. Many in the New Testament also said similar things,
but Jesus showed them they were not saved. Understand, it is not a
matter of, if you know Jesus, but does Jesus know you?-ref Mt 25:12.
The Word of God (the Bible) SHALL JUDGE (you) IN THE LAST DAY-Jn 12:48.
Many hope when they die it will turn out all right as they will go
to a better place, yet the Bible teaches that most will perish. God
cares and loves you. Jn 3:3 teaches that you must be BORN-AGAIN,
but most people are not. This probably includes you.
If you had a sudden heart attack, or unforeseen
accident, or the Rapture suddenly came, are you sure you are ready
to meet God? You may say, "I believe I’m a good person."
The Bible says all of your righteous deeds ARE AS FILTHY RAGS. You
may be religious and go to church, but if you died right now—you would
perish to hell. Why? Because you have not been born-again. You may
say, "Well my church never preaches like this." Will you
trust your religion or what the Bible says? If you choose not to accept
God’s way to enter heaven, then you are choosing eternal separation
THINGS YOU MUST DO
1. You must admit that
you are a sinner. The Bible tells us, ALL HAVE SINNED AND COME
SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD. THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH.
2. Be willing to change, to forsake all sin, to
humble yourself and live for Jesus. Repent. Be willing to ask
God for His help to make that change. The Bible tells us, EXCEPT YE
REPENT, YE SHALL ALL LIKEWISE PERISH. WHOSOEVER THEREFORE WILL BE
A FRIEND OF THE WORLD IS THE ENEMY OF GOD. Jesus said, HE THAT IS
NOT WITH ME IS AGAINST ME.
3. Believe in your heart Jesus Christ is God’s
only begotten Son, God Who came to this earth in human form. Believe
He died for your sins. It is written, THERE IS NONE OTHER NAME UNDER
HEAVEN GIVEN AMONG MEN, WHEREBY WE MUST BE SAVED. Jesus never sinned.
When He died on the cross, He did not die for the things He did. He
died to pay your sin debt in full.
4. Ask for forgiveness. Ask for God’s mercy.
By faith receive Jesus Christ as your only hope of salvation. Afterwards,
be willing to get baptized by full immersion in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Nicodemus was considered a very
religious man in the Bible; however, in Jn 3:3, Jesus tells him it
is not enough. You MUST BE BORN AGAIN. You must confess Him publicly.
Whenever Jesus called someone, He did it publicly. He said in Mt 10:32-WHOSOEVER
THEREFORE SHALL CONFESS ME BEFORE MEN, HIM WILL I CONFESS ALSO BEFORE
MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN.
We invite you to make that decision for Jesus right
now. Please kneel and pray this prayer and mean it with all your heart.
DEAR JESUS, I AM A SINNER. I BELIEVE YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD
AND DIED FOR MY SINS ON THE CROSS. FORGIVE ALL OF MY SINS. JESUS,
I REPENT AND GIVE YOU MY LIFE. HAVE MERCY ON ME, A SINNER. HELP
ME TO FOLLOW AND OBEY THE BIBLE, AND TO LIVE FOR YOU. THANK
YOU FOR HEARING MY PRAYER. I ASK IT IN THE NAME OF MY LORD AND
SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST. AMEN.
YOU JUST SAID THAT PRAYER
recommend you now read your Bible every day faithfully—5 chapters
a day. Begin with the Gospel of John, and read it through three times.
Next go to Matthew and read the New Testament through three times.
Then begin reading the entire Bible in order, beginning with Genesis.
As God opens up His Word to you, obey it. Be a doer of the Word and
not a hearer only, deceiving yourself-ref Ja 1:22. As you are faithful,
God will open your understanding of His Word more and more.
Find a good Bible-teaching church that teaches
God’s Word, sound doctrine, Bible prophecy and the Revelation, not
just stories about worldly things. Attend often and get baptized.
Tell others that Jesus is your only hope of salvation.
If you’ve just said that prayer and committed your
life to Jesus, please Click
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guidelines for a Christian.
I CALL HEAVEN AND EARTH TO RECORD THIS DAY AGAINST YOU, THAT I HAVE
SET BEFORE YOU LIFE AND DEATH, BLESSING AND CURSING: THEREFORE CHOOSE
LIFE, THAT…THOU…MAY LIVE-Deut 30:19.
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