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Will you go to heaven when you die? Do you consider yourself a good enough person? Here’s a quick test:
Have you ever lied? Even a “little, what seems very insignificant,” lie? In Exodus 20:16, God’s word says “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” Have you ever stolen anything, even if you just borrowed it, but never gave it back? In Exodus 20:15, the Bible says “You shall not steal.” Have you ever committed adultery? Yes, No, Maybe so! How about have you ever looked at someone lusting after them? Again, Jesus Christ in Matthew 5:28 says, “But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” How about have you ever used God’s name in vain, maybe blurting it out after hitting yourself with a hammer perhaps? Exodus 20:7 says, “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain?”
More than likely, if you’re like most people, you’ve erred in at least one of these at one point in your life. If you have done these things – God sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer at heart, and the Bible warns that one day God will punish you in a terrible place called Hell. But God is not willing that any should perish. Sinners broke God’s Law and Jesus paid their fine. Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” This means that God can legally dismiss their case. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Then Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death. He substituted your place and paid the penalty of your sin and was victorious over death! Today, God wants you to repent (turn away from your sin and ask God’s forgiveness for all your sin) and trust Jesus, and God will give you eternal life as a free gift. Then He wants you to read the Bible daily and obey it. God will never fail you!
If you would like to talk more about this or you have some questions about this or you would like to make this decision in your personal life, please call us and we will love to talk to you more about a personal relationship with our living Savior, Jesus Christ!