Do you consider yourself to be a good person?
Would other people say you are a good person?
Let me ask you a couple of questions....
Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever stolen something? (even something small) Have you ever used God's name as a curse word?
If you answer "YES" to any of these questions, consider this:
If I were to tell a lie to you....you would call me a LIAR.
If I were to steal something from you...you would call me a THIEF.
The Bible calls using God's name as a curse word a BLASPHEMER.
So as you can see, if you have done any of these things you would be a LYING, THIEVING, BLASPHEMER!
If you face God on judgement day...based on this would you go to HEAVEN or HELL?
Is Salvation Important?
Hebrews 2:3 - How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation; which at the first, began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
John 3:3 - Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again , he cannot see the kingdom of God.
John 3:7 - Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Luke 9:25 - For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be
We see that no matter how good of a person you are, or what you have been taught or believe, unless you are born again, you will not ever have salvation. It is more than religion...it is a life-altering, want-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Can a person know they are saved?
1 John 5:11-13 - And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son, hath life; and he that hath not the Son, hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
If you are 99% sure you are saved, you could be 100% lost.
You need to know that you know that you know!
Who needs Salvation?
Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
No matter how good you are, no matter how vile you are, we all deserve Hell. We serve a Holy God...a God so holy that He could not even look at His own Son when Jesus became our sin on the cross! This God demands perfection! Complete purity and holiness! None of us could ever achieve this, and that is why Jesus came. He left His throne in Heaven, lived a perfect life, died a horrible death, then arose to offer us life abundant! Without His atoning sacrifice, we would have no hope. Yes, salvation is for all who will believe.
Can anyone be saved?
2 Peter 3:9 - The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Romans 10:13 - For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Who needs Salvation?
(1) Admit that you are a sinner.
Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
(2) Believe on Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior.
John 3:16 - 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.
(3) Confess your sins to God.
1 John 1:9 - If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
According to the word of God, 3 things are essential for salvation: (1) The drawing of the Holy Spirit; (2) Repentance of sin toward God; (3) Faith in Jesus Christ.