am asking you the most important question of life. Your joy or your sorrow for
all eternity depends upon your answer. The question is: Are you saved? It is not
a question of how good you are, nor if you are a church member, but are you
saved? Are you sure you will go to Heaven when you die?
says, in order to go to Heaven, you must be born again. In John 3:7, Jesus said
to Nicodemus, “Ye must be born again.”
the Bible God gives us the plan of how to be born
again, which means to be saved. His
plan is simple! You can be saved today. How?
my friend, you must realize you are a sinner. “For all
have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
you are a sinner, you are condemned to death. “For the
wages [payment] of
sin is death” (Romans 6:23). This includes eternal separation from God
... “it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”
God loved you so much He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to bear your sin and
die in your place. “... He hath made Him [Jesus,
Who knew no sin] to be
sin for us ... that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him”
(2 Corinthians 5:21).
had to shed His blood and die. “For the life of the
flesh is in the blood” (Leviticus 17:11).
shedding of blood is no remission [pardon]” (Hebrews
commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died
for us” (Romans 5:8).
we cannot understand how, God said my sins and your sins were laid upon Jesus
and He died in our place. He became our substitute. It is true. God cannot lie.
friend, “God ... commandeth all men everywhere to
repent” (Acts 17:30). This repentance is a change of mind that agrees
with God that one is a sinner, and also agrees with what Jesus did for us on the
Acts 16:30-31, the Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas: “...
‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’ And they
believe on Him as the one who bore your sin, died in your place, was buried, and
whom God resurrected. His resurrection powerfully assures that the believer can
claim everlasting life when Jesus is received as Savior.
as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even
to them that believe on His name”
whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”
Whosoever includes you. Shall be saved means not maybe, nor can, but
shall be saved.
you realize you are a sinner. Right now, wherever you are, repenting, lift your
heart to God in prayer.
Luke 18:13, the sinner prayed: “God be merciful to me
a sinner.” Just pray: “Oh, God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Jesus
was my substitute when He died on the Cross. I believe His shed blood, death,
burial, and resurrection were for me. I now receive Him as my Savior. I thank
You for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of salvation and everlasting life,
because of Your merciful grace. Amen.”
take God at His word and claim His salvation by faith. Believe, and you will be
saved. No church, no lodge, no good works can save you. Remember, God does the
saving. All of it!
simple plan of salvation is: You are a sinner. Therefore, unless you believe on
Jesus Who died in your place, you will spend eternity in Hell. If you believe on
Him as your crucified, buried, and risen Savior, you receive forgiveness for all
of your sins and His gift of eternal salvation by faith.
say, “Surely, it cannot be that simple.” Yes, that simple! It is scriptural,
It is God’s plan. My friend, believe on Jesus and receive Him as Savior today.
His plan is not perfectly clear, read this tract over and over, without laying
it down until you understand it. Your soul is worth more than all the world.
what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own
sure you are saved. If you lose your soul, you miss Heaven and lose all. Please!
Let God save you this very moment.
power will save you, keep you saved, and enable you to live a victorious
Christian life. “There hath no temptation taken you
but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be
tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to
escape, that ye may be able to bear it”
(I Corinthians 10:13).
not trust your feelings. They change. Stand on God’s promises. They never
change. After you are saved, there are three things to practice daily for
spiritual growth: Pray — you talk to God. Read your Bible — God talks to
you. Witness — you talk for God.
should be baptized in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ as a public testimony
of your salvation, and then unite with a Bible-believing church without delay. “Be
not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord”
(2 Timothy 1:8).
“Whosoever therefore shall confess [testify of] Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32).
- Ford Porter