To have peace with God and the assurance of Heaven you must have Eternal Life! You see, when God created Adam and Eve and put them in the Garden of Eden, they knew nothing about sin. God visited them in the cool of the day, and they enjoyed sweet fellowship with their Creator. God only made one restriction. “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” (Genesis 2:16-17) In spite of God’s blessings, Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate of the forbidden tree. That day they died spiritually. “For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23)
By their own choice, they were separated from God, who loved them. They were then driven out of the garden, and mankind has been separated from God ever since. So we are all sinners. So you and I, like Adam, are sinners. We have not obeyed all of God’s commandments. “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: “ (Romans 3:10) “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God:” (Romans 3:23)
Some people think they can earn God’s acceptance by doing good works. “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags…” (Isaiah 64:6) God says your good works are not good – in His sight. You are still a sinner separated from God! My friend, there is a terrible penalty for sin. If you die in your sins, you will spend eternity in the flames of a burning hell! “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:15) “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever…” (Revelation 14:11)
The GOOD NEWS is that the Lord Jesus Christ has paid the full penalty for your sin. God has made a way for you to be reconciled to Him. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) The Bible also states, “he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities…” (Isaiah 53:5)
Because Jesus shed His precious blood for all of your sins, God will free you from the guilt, the power, and the penalty of sin, if you will only “repent… and believe the gospel.” (Mark 1:15) The Apostle Paul preached to all “…that they should repent and turn to God…” (Acts 26:20) The gospel is “that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day…” (I Corinthians 15:3,4) “…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…” (Acts 16:31)
Are you sure you are going to Heaven?
My friend, “For whosover shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13) “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ” (Romans 6:23) “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” (John 14:6)
“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” (Ephesians 2:8,9)
Bow your head, Ask God to save your soul, tell him you are sorry for your sins, you know that through Jesus Christ and your faith that you put in Him, that God will look through (Jesus) righteousness and forgive you for all your trespasses and give you that free gift of eternal life.
Think of the loved ones who have gone on before you, that have accepted Christ, you will see them in Heaven again. Or on the other hand it could be like when Lazarus saw the beggar, and then prayed God to send someone to warn his family not to come down to this place of torment. But it was too late for Lazarus, he could not warn his family, it was too late. Are you willing to take that chance?