Do you know if you are going to Heaven?

I keep the Ten Commandments

James 2:10“For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one, he is guilty of all.”

1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Mark 12:30“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.”
We are to love God 24/7. Has there been a time when God was NOT #1 in your life?

2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image. (idols)

Exodus 20:4-5a“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:”
Anything that takes God’s place (#1) is an idol. Money, possessions, the earth, animals, stars, even yourself.

3. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain.

Exodus 20:7b“for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.”
Ever said “Oh my ____”?

4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Exodus 20:10-11“But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”

5. Honour thy father and thy mother.

Matthew 15:4“For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.”

Ephesians 6:1:“Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.”
How many times have we talked back, disobeyed, and dishonored (have a sour attitude toward) our parents?

6. Thou shalt not kill.

I John 3:15“Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.”
God says if you have hatred toward someone, you have committed murder in your heart.

7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Matthew 5:28“But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.”

8. Thou shalt not steal.

Ever taken anything that didn’t belong to you? Including an answer on a test?

9. Thou shalt not bear false witness. (lie)

Ever told a lie? If you said “no”, you just did!

10. Thou shalt not covet.

Ever wanted something that wasn’t yours? That leads to stealing. This is also a form of lust.

I attend church.

Isaiah 64:6a“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;”

I do good works.

Ephesians 2:8-9For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

I give to charity.

Titus 3:5aNot by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us,”

I am a righteous / good / moral person.

Romans 3:10-12“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”

I have been baptized / cristened.

Luke 23:42-43“And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
The thief wasn’t baptized.

I have parents / family members who are Christians.

John 1:12-13“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: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”

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.”

I am religious / believe in another religion.

Acts 4:12Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

I am not a sinner.

Romans 3:23“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

Romans 5:12“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”

I really believe I am a good person.

Jeremiah 17:9“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

How to know for sure

If none these can get you into Heaven, then what can?

The Bible gives a very clear, definite, and specific answer. The way into Heaven is faith in the LORD Jesus Christ alone!

Here is what God says in His Word.

Romans 3:10 – “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:”

Romans 3:23 – “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

Romans 5:8 – “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Romans 10:9 – “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, thou shalt be saved.”

John 3:16-18 – “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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

John 14:6 – “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

You must realize that you are a sinner doomed for Hell, confess your sins to God, and accept God’s free gift of salvation!

Will you do this today? Before it’s too late?

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