The central theme of all Scripture is that we can know for certain that when we meet death, we will live in the presence of God in Heaven. Jesus teaches us in His Word, “I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” (John 14:6).
Furthermore, “For by grace [undeserved favor] are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). When we die, we will enter Heaven only because of what Christ has accomplished for us.
In His death on the cross, Jesus actually carried on Himself the penalty for our sins.
He took our penalty because He loves us and wants us to receive total forgiveness and eternal life.
The gospel’s message of hope is that you can receive Christ today and be certain of your eternal destiny. This is done by:
- Admitting that you are separated from the love of a holy God by sin: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
- Believing that Jesus Christ died for your sins: ‘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’ (John 3:16).
- Receiving Him into your life and trusting Him as your Savior. “But as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12).