- God Exists
Look at the universe–this planet, our sense of justice (knowledge of right/wrong), the human body, or your DNA. God exists and it’s undeniable. Psalm 19:1 – The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
- God is Holy, Perfect and Just.
God being righteous must judge evil, disobedience, wickedness and rebellion. God cannot just allow criminals to go free without justice. Isaiah 61:8 – For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong;
- The Bad News: We are all sinners
We all have sinned–you and me. We are criminals.We have broken one or all of the 10 commandments – God’s Laws-lying, dishonoring parents, hate, lust, theft, and the list goes on. We also rebelled against our Creator by refusing to acknowledge Him and obey Him. We are guilty in the eyes of a perfect God. Romans 3:23 – for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
- The Penalty for Sin is Death and Hell (Everlasting Punishment)
Death is the end for us all but not just physical death but after we die our spirit goes to hell. Hell is where God will execute justice on sinners. It is everlasting torment. As tough as is for all humanity to be sent there after death, God is just for doing so. He has to and He must.
Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death. Revelations 20:15 – And if anyone’s name was not found in the book of life, he was thrown into the Lake of Fire.
- The Good News: Jesus Died and Paid for your sins!
God loved you so much that He worked a plan to save us all. God sent Jesus (who was fully God and fully human) to fulfill God’s plan of redemption and salvation for humanity. Jesus, who lived a perfectly sinless life, died on the cross to pay for your sins. God’s wrath (anger) and judgement fell on Jesus and He took the penalty that we deserved in our place; He became our substitute so that you could be forgiven. History shows that 3 days later, Jesus resurrected from the grave in victory. The payment was made! Jesus Christ is alive today, reigning in Heaven! Romans 5:8 – but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
- How can you be sure that you are going to Heaven? If you believe in this message and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior
Acknowledge your sins and your need for Jesus to save you. The Bible says that you must repent (turn from) your sins and personally believe in Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Trust that He died for all your sins, past, present and future. However, unless you personally accept His death as payment for YOUR sins, you will have to pay your own sins when you stand before God. You can pray to accept Jesus today! Not only will your sins be forgiven but you also will have eternal life and be with God in Heaven! If you genuinely believe in Jesus as Lord, you will become a Christian and can be assured that Heaven is your final home! Jesus’ righteousness will be imputed (credited) to you. John 3:36 – He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe in the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.