Am I Going to Heaven?
Check below what you think is necessary to get you to heaven.
Obey the Ten Commandments
Doing your Best
Living a Good Life
Trying to Obey the Golden Rule
Tithing, or Giving Money to the Church
Born of Christians Parents
Now see below how you did on the test.
If you checked one or more of the items, you failed the test. Don’t feel badly though, most people do fail. Most are to some degree “religious”, but religions are nothing more than man-made attempts to reach God.
The real answer how to get to Heaven is not found in some religious system or by man’s self-righteousness. God has declared, “there is non righteous, no not one” (Romans 3:10). “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
Further, God’s word teaches that sin is a very series matter. II Thessalonians 1:89 tells of “everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord.” Anyone who is not found written in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:5).
What can you do about your sin problem? Can you clean up your life, do good works and hope that in the end your good works outweigh your bad works? NO! Salvation does not come to those who work for it. Salvation comes to those who cease from their own works and place their trust in the work the Lord Jesus Christ did on the cross. Romans 4:5 makes that point abundantly clear: “To him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” In Ephesians 2:8-9, it is declared, “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast.”
The issue is not what you can do for God, but what He has done for you. “But God commendeth His love toward us in that while were were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). “He (God) hath made him (Jesus) to be sin for us who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (II Corinthians 5:21). You have no righteousness of your own. To have eternal life you must have the righteousness of Christ (see Romans 3:26).
What this is your responsibility? God has given you a will to either accept or reject what He has done for you. To have God’s righteousness, you must believe that “Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried; and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures (II Corinthians 15:3-4).
Your response to the gospel should be that of the Ephesian believers: “In whom (the Lord Jesus Christ) ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: In whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise” (Ephesians 1:13). This seal is a guarantee that your salvation is eternal – you can never lose it (see Ephesians 1:14, 4:30, II Corinthians 1:22).
At this very moment you have the responsibility of making a decision. If you are convinced by God’s Word, you can be saved right now: Simply make the deicision in your heart to trust completely and exclusively the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ as the total payment to God for your sins. The moment you do, God will forgive you all your past, present, and future sins, saving you from spending eternity in the Lake of Fire.
The choice is now up to you…what did you decide? If you trusted Christ today, or if you have any questions, please contact me. I am eager to share more with you from God’s Word.
(The source of this tract is unknown. This tract was not originated with Joshua D. Edwards)
Published by Joshua Edwards
Joshua Edwards is an ambassador for the Lord Jesus Christ who is dedicated the to the communication of sound doctrine as set forth in the pages of God's word. He desires to have all men to be saved by believing the gospel of the grace of God, and thereafter to come unto the knowledge of the truth by establishment in the preaching of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery (Romans 16:25).