Ephesians 2:8,9 "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."
Titus 3:5 "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us..."
- NO ONE IS PERFECT - Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."
No one is perfect. No matter how hard one tries they can not be perfect. Sin is something that is passed down through the blood line, "Wherefore as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for all have sinned." Adam was the first man to sin, and through him, death and sin have been passed to all.
- THE LAKE OF FIRE IS THE PENALTY FOR OUR SIN - Romans 6:23a "For the wages of sin is death..." Sin brings with it a price, or a penalty. That penalty is death in the Lake of Fire forever. "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." There is always a penalty for doing wrong, if you speed you get a ticket, if you rob a bank, you go to prison. Everyone has sinned, therefore everyone is destined to the lake of fire, but God prepared a pardon.
- JESUS CHRIST PAID THE PRICE - Romans 5:8 "But God commended His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners Christ died for us."
God loved us so much that he sent his Son, Jesus Christ to come die for us. He was beaten beyond recognition, a crown of thorns were placed on His head, He was stripped of His raiment and nailed to a tree. He shed his blood for you and for me. After he died, he was not yet done. He was placed in the grave. However after three days, and three nights, Jesus Christ broke the hold of death and hell and rose to the Mercy Seat in Heaven, with the blood He shed to put it thereon.
- YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN - John 3:3 "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God." The only way to get to heaven is to be born again. What does it mean to be born again? To be born again simply means to have a moment and time that you put your trust, wholly and fully, in Jesus Christ and ask Him to be your personal Saviour. That is all it takes to ensure that you will have a home in heaven. "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son God that you may know that ye have eternal life..."If you believe Jesus would save you if you asked Him to, then bow your head right now and accept Him as your personal Saviour. Just pray something like this...Dear Lord, I know I'm a sinner, I know that I deserve the Lake of Fire to pay for my sins, but please forgive me, please come into my heart and be my personal Saviour. In Jesus name, Amen.
- ETERNAL SECURITY
Once you accept Jesus as your personal Saviour you are born again, you've been born into God's family. Just like you cannot be unborn physically, you cannot be unborn spiritually. God's children that have been born again never have to worry about going to the lake of fire, they are saved for eternity.