|The Road to Salvation
Salvation; spending eternity in heaven. Knowing you are on the road that leads to eternity in heaven and being assured that your sins are forgiven is as simple as:
1. Knowing you have sinned, because the Bible says, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23) and knowing that your sins can separate you from your right relationship with God.
2. Knowing that Jesus is the only road for Salvation. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." (John 14:6). He also said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." (John 3:3).
3. How can we be born again? This question has been asked throughout the years and is answered by Jesus in the Gospel of John 3:36 "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him." Romans 10:13 says, "whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved." Believing in and calling upon the name of Jesus is the answer to being born again, which assures eternity in heaven. In fact, we all need to call upon the name of Jesus as stated in Acts 4:12, "there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." The Bible also says, "There is none righteous, no not one" (Romans 3:10).
Praying a simple prayer is all we need to do. First, you must ask yourself, do I really want to give my life over to God and follow the plan He has assigned for me? If your answer is yes, then pray a prayer like: "Lord Jesus, I came to realize I have sinned and I call upon your name for forgiveness. I have lived my life separate from you and for this, I'm sorry. Starting right now, be a part of my life and by your grace, I will live my life seeking your direction." I pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen.
Remember to read your Bible everyday, pray daily for God's direction and attend a Bible preaching church weekly.