1Ask yourself this very simple questions: If I were to die today and stand before God and He were to ask me "Why should I let you into My Heaven?" What answer would you give Him?
2You must come to realize that being a "good person" is not going to get you into heaven. You must also realize that you cannot save yourself, and the Church that you are a member of or attend cannot save you. Only accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior will save you. This is a free gift from God, you cannot earn your way into His heaven and we do not deserve it. Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the dead to pay the penalty for our sins and to purchase a place in heaven for us.
3God is a merciful and loving God. He has provided everything that we need to live a godly and holy life. However, if we do not receive this free gift, He will not force it upon us, and by refusing Him we are accepting punishment for our sins - we will forever be separated from God throughout all eternity.
4If you would like to receive this free gift - Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior - you must repent and turn from your old life. You must believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died to pay the penalty for your sins, and confess with your mouth that He is Lord. In doing so, you transfer your trust from yourself, your good works, membership in your church, to Jesus Christ alone.
If you are serious about receiving this free gift, please pray this prayer:
Heavenly Father, I realize that I cannot save myself - I cannot earn my way into heaven - and attending church will not guarantee my salvation. The only way that I can be saved is by accepting the free gift of eternal life that Jesus Christ purchased for me by dying on the cross and being raised from the dead. Thank you for Your love, mercy and grace in providing this free gift to me. I repent for living a life that is not pleasing to You, and I will turn from my old ways and live for You. I now believe with my heart and confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord. In the name of Jesus, amen.
5Welcome to the family of God. Please e-mail me and let me know that you have made this decision. I encourage you to begin to read your Bible every day - beginning with the book of John in the New Testament. Pray everyday. If you do not have a good Bible believing church that you attend, I urge you to find one and attend every week. Get involved in Bible study so you can grow up and mature in this new life.
If you do not own a Bible, you can purchase one for $1 at Dollar Tree stores. Or most churches will provide one to you.