How to Go to Heaven

Why can’t we go to heaven?
Because we are all sinners!
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
Romans 3:10 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:”

We must then conclude that in our natural state, God views us as lost sinners that are headed to some place of rewards (the “reward” for our sin is eternal condemnation in Hell).

Where will we go?
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death (in hell); but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Since the Bible terms the Second Death the “Lake of Fire,” death in this verse means when we sin now, we pay later in Hell. “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” (Revelation 20:14).
How can we go to heaven when we physically die?
Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Realize your state before God as a sinner, condemned to pay your debt to Him by going to hell. See that God, who loves you in spite of your sins (while we were yet sinners), sent Jesus Christ to take the punishment for your hell on Himself. After you acknowledge these things in your heart, please read on.

Romans 10:9-10, 13 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead (Jesus is not dead, but alive by the power of His resurrection, showing that He was and is God), thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

God calls accepting Christ being saved. It is trusting what He said in His Word and then doing something about it.

What exactly do I do now?

Realize you are lost. Understand that Christ died for your sins. Ask Him to forgive you and save you. Will you please pray the following prayer and mean it the best that you know how?

“Dear Heavenly Father, I know I am a sinner and need your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus died for my sin. I am willing to turn from sin. I now ask Jesus Christ to come into my heart and life as my personal Savior. I am willing, by God’s grace, to follow and obey Christ as the Lord of my heart and life. Amen.”

Did you mean it the best that you know how? I hope you did. Remember, “Whosoever shall call…shall be saved.” If you called and meant it, you received what God said you would–forgiveness and salvation. If you are still not certain, please read this page over until you are sure.

If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Savior after reading this page, please write, email or call us and let us know. God bless you!

Pastor Gregory Dennis
Fellowship Bible Baptist Church
1611 Locust Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Office Phone: (336) 773-0042
Home Phone: (336) 771-1500