The Most Important Decision
My friend, thank you for taking the time to view our website, and if you find yourself reading this very page, I want to ask you the most important question of your life. Your joy and sorrow for all eternity depends upon your answer. The question is "are you going to heaven when you die?" This is not a question of how good you are, or if you are a church member, but are you saved? Do you have a relationship with Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God? When you take your last breath in this life will you go to heaven? I cannot answer this question for you, nor can anyone else but you. However, if you're not sure how to answer this question, please take a few moments to read these few paragraphs. It may lead to the most important decision of your life.
The only place to find this answer is in the Bible. In John 3:7 a conversation takes place between Nicodemus (a religious ruler of his day) and Jesus. Nicodemus asks this question "What must I do to see the Kingdom of heaven?" Jesus answered, "Ye must be born again." The Bible tells us how we can be born again or saved. But what does that mean? In order to be saved you must first understand that you are lost. "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). Because you are a sinner your sin has condemned you to death (death means separation from God). "The wages (or payment) of sin is death" (Romans 6:23).
If the story ended here none would have any hope, but the Bible tells us that God loved you and me and all people so much that He made a way to have our sins forgiven and to be made right with Him. "For God so loved the world (all persons), that He gave His only begotten Son (Jesus), that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish (die) but have everlasting life (be in God's presence), John 3:16. The word "whosoever" in that verse is meant for you and me and all who would believe in Jesus. Stop right here for one moment and think. If what you have read so far seems foreign ask yourself this question, "have I ever sinned, done any kind of act that would offend a perfect, sinless God?" If you are honest with yourself all would have to answer yes to that question.
In the book of Acts chapter 16 verses 30-31 we see a man who came to the realization of the fact that he was lost. He asked the same question we began with. "What must I do to be saved?" The answer was the same for him 2,000 years ago as it is for you and me today. "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved." I came to this point in my life when I was in my late teens. Wandering aimlessly, engaged in sinful activity and on my way to a Devils hell. That's when God's Word came to me clearly and revealed that I was lost and needed to be saved. As I called out to God asking for forgiveness He reached down from Heaven and saved me. I now have a home waiting for me in Heaven when I leave this world. My friend, you too can do this very thing if you choose to do so. "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13).
Right now, wherever you are, you can humble yourself and admit to God that you too are a sinner in need of a Savior. Bow your head, call upon the name of the Lord in Prayer and He will save you today. In closing, consider the passage in 2 Corinthians 5:17, "If any man be in Christ Jesus he is a new creature, old things are passed away, behold all things are become new." This verse describes the one who has placed their faith and trust in Jesus. He is made new, right before God because of the work that Jesus did. Thank you for taking the time to read this page. If you should have any question feel free to contact me or click on the link below.