What Are You Trusting (KJV)
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What are YOU trusting to get into Heaven?
Believing in God: In order to go to heaven, what must you believe? The Bible teaches that merely acknowledging certain facts about God means little:
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble (James 2:19).
See also: Matthew 7:21-23
Being Baptized: How does baptism help you to get to heaven? Nowhere does the Bible teach that it makes a person right with God. In fact, Paul wrote:
Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel
(1 Corinthians 1:17).
See also: Luke 23:40-43; Acts 10:44-48
Going to Church: How does going to church or being a member of a particular church help you
attain salvation? The Bible teaches that the church is not a place, but God’s people—the Body of Christ:
[The Father] … gave Him [the Son] to be the Head over all things to the church, which is His body (Ephesians 1:22,23).
See also: 1 Corinthians 12:12,13; Colossians 1:18
Receiving the Sacraments: How does receiving the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, contribute to your salvation? The Bible does not speak of a series of rituals necessary for salvation. The biblical purpose of taking bread and wine is simply a reminder of Jesus, as He said:
This is My body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of Me (Luke 22:19).
See also: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Praying: In what way does praying help you to attain eternal life? Jesus taught that repeating prayers over and over is of no value:
When ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking (Matthew 6:7).
See also: Matthew 7:21-23
Keeping the Commandments: Are you able to keep the Ten Commandments to God’s standard?
The Bible teaches that anyone who does not keep
the Commandments perfectly will be judged unworthy of heaven:
Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all (James 2:10).
See also: Galatians 3:10-12; Romans 3:20,23,28; 7:7-12
Loving Your Neighbor: Do you love your neighbor with the kind of love that God requires? Jesus taught:
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself (Matthew 22:39).
See also: Luke 10:25-37; 1 John 3:16-18; James 1:27
Doing Good Works: How many good works do you have to do to earn eternal life? The Scriptures teach that even the best that we do is tainted with sin and unworthy of God:
All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6).
See also: Romans 3:12,23; 4:4,5; Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5; John 6:28,29
Dying With No Unconfessed Sin: Does your soul’s condition at the moment of death affect your eternal destiny? Jesus said that those who belong to Him would never be condemned to hell:
I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand (John 10:28).
See also: Romans 5:8-10; 8:33,34; 1 John 5:11-13
Anything Else: What else must you do to be saved? Jesus taught that the only way to a right relationship with God was through Him:
I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me (John 14:6).
See also: Acts 4:12; John 8:24; Matthew 7:13-20
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Trusting Jesus As Savior: The Bible teaches
that those who are trusting Jesus to save them will spend eternity in heaven:
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).
See also: John 5:24; Romans 10:9,10; Acts 16:30,31
What are you trusting to get into heaven? As we have seen, none of those things listed inside can get you there. Salvation is a gift of God which cannot be earned (Ephesians 2:8,9). How can you receive this gift?
Salvation is offered on the basis of what Jesus, the
Son of God, has already done. On the cross, Jesus took the guilt of our sins upon Himself and paid the penalty of our sins for us, dying in our place (Mark 10:45; 1 Peter 3:18). His resurrection is proof that His sacrifice was acceptable to God as the just payment for our sins (1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 4:25).
God’s instructions are “Repent ye, and believe the
gospel” (Mark 1:15). To repent is to change your mind—to agree with God that you are a sinner and cannot save yourself. To believe the gospel is to place your faith in (completely trust) Jesus as your Savior.
Adapted from the Personal Evangelism Kit by Jim McCarthy. Used by permission.