Is Heaven Your Eternal Home?
Amos 3:3 "Can two walk together except they be agreed?"
We must agree with God if we want to walk with Him in Heaven throughout eternity. We must:
Agree with God on our condition.
Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." We are sinners in God's sight. We are not perfect and have failed to live up to the Lord's requirements for our lives.
Agree with God on our consequences.
Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Just as death separates us from our loved ones, sin separates us from God. Our penalty for sin is eternal death and separation from Him.
Agree with God on our cure.
II Corinthians 5:21 "For He hath made Him to be sin for us Who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." God gave His Son, Jesus, to take our place and suffer for our sins on the Cross. Jesus can cleanse us and change our heart to live for Him.
Agree with God on claiming our cure.
Romans 10:13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved." We do not become God's children through our own deeds or efforts of self worth. We must repent of our sins (agree with Him on our condition and on our sin's consequences) and turn to Jesus in faith. We place our trust in Christ to forgive us, give us His own righteousness, and change us into what He wants us to be. We depend on Him to do all the work that needs to be done.
Prayer of Salvation
"Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I am sorry for my sins. I realize that I deserve to be separated from you, but you died for me to save my soul. Please forgive my sins, and give me your righteousness. I trust you as my Lord and Savior and I am depending on you to change my life that I may live to please you. Thank you for being my Savior and making me one of your children. Amen."
If you just prayed this prayer, we believe you are saved and we'd love to know about it and love for you to make Holly Grove Baptist Church your home. If you're located somewhere other than the Holly Grove Baptist Church area then we encourage you to tell a family member, a friend or find a local, Bible-based church near you and tell them. If you're not sure where a church is near you, then contact us and we'll be glad to find one for you.