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Old 03-11-2008, 10:46 PM
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There are some things that you should know:

1. Realize that you are a sinner and in need of a Savior:

Ro 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"

Ro 3:10 "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:"

This all began with the story of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. God created them perfect, there was no death or sorrow. God told them not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. They disobeyed God and as a result, sin entered into the world. The pain which this world sees is the result of sin.

2. Because of our sins, we die both spiritually and physically, but God sent His Son to die so that you can have a chance not to have to go to hell by accepting what He did on the cross for you:

Ro 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

Ro 5:8 "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. for us."

Every person who has ever lived is a sinner and is not righteous because we do bad things. A sin is a crime against God, just as if you steal something at the store, it is punishable by going to jail. It's the same thing with sin. Even if we lie one time, the punishment is hell, which is a prison for those who commit crimes against God. No matter how well you live your life from then on, you have already committed a sin which will be punished if you are not pardoned. If you commit a crime, and then live as a good citizen you still will go to jail for the crime you committed. Right? Just as the president can pardon a crime so you won't go to jail, Jesus can pardon your sins so that you do not go to hell, and can go to heaven when you die.

3. If you will confess to Jesus Christ that you are a sinner and in need of a Savior, except Him as Lord and Savior and believe in your heart that He died on the cross and rose from the dead you will be saved.

Ro 10:9,10 "that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.."

Joh 1:12 Joh 1:12 “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name”

You cannot get to heaven by being a good person, going to church, baptism or any other way other than by turning to Jesus and asking Him to forgive you for your sins and save you. While these are good things to do, some people believe that they will get to heaven if they do these things, but the bible says that there is only one way to heaven and that is through receiving what Jesus Christ did on the cross for you.

Will you do that today? If you will, you can be 100% sure that you will go to heaven when you die.

Do you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the dead for your sins? Are you willing to turn from your sins to Jesus Christ for Salvation?
[SIZE=3]4. If you are willing to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior please pray this prayer to God from your heart:

"Dear LORD JESUS, I believe that YOU died on the Cross and Rose from the dead for my sins. I ask you to come into my heart and forgive me for my sins, take me to heaven when I die. I now receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You for saving me. In Jesus holy name, Amen."

If you prayed that prayer from your heart to God, and meant it with all of your heart, you are now a child of God and will go to heaven when you die.

Now that you are on your way to heaven, you should attend a bible believing church and follow in baptism.

Old 03-13-2008, 10:50 AM
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Please take the time to read this first post and pray that prayer to God at the bottom of it if you haven't yet.
Old 03-13-2008, 03:25 PM
Location: UK
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I've just skim read this...I thought this place was for disscussion not for people to preach.
Old 03-13-2008, 03:54 PM
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Preaching is for the Christian forum. This is the religion and philosophy forum..

Le ciel et l'enfer n'existent pas.
Old 03-13-2008, 06:39 PM
Location: Netherlands
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Default Righteousness is what will deliver from death

Originally Posted by xfrodobagginsx View Post

You cannot get to heaven by being a good person
Hmmm.. Is that really true?

Don’t the scriptures actually teach.. that righteousness and loving kindness.. are the key.. ?

And that nothing else is needed.. ? ? ?


“The treasures of the wicked one will be of no benefit, but righteousness is what will deliver from death.”

He that is pursuing righteousness and loving-kindness will find life, righteousness and glory.

The one firmly standing for righteousness is in line for life, but the one chasing after what is bad is in line for his own death.”

Proverbs 10:2 & 21:21 & 11:19

Then Jesus witnessed this also..

“Most truly I say to you, If anyone observes my word, he will never see death at all. For I say to you that if your righteousness does not abound more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter into the kingdom of the heavens.”

Happy are those hungering and thirsting for righteousness, since they will be filled. Happy are those who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake, since the kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.”

John 8:51 & Matthew5:20 - 5:10 - 5:6
Old 03-13-2008, 06:45 PM
Location: Mississippi
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Didn't we already have this thread before?????
Old 03-13-2008, 06:48 PM
Location: An absurd world.
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Originally Posted by GCSTroop View Post
Didn't we already have this thread before?????
No number of times is enough for people determined to convert people.
Old 03-13-2008, 08:34 PM
Location: God's Country
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Originally Posted by GCSTroop View Post
Didn't we already have this thread before?????
Yes this exact same thread was posted a while back. I guess they thought they might get different answerers
Old 03-14-2008, 12:58 AM
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I did pray the Sinners Prayer seven years ago when I started my relationship with our savior, but since then I have done much reading of God's word. I do believe that we must do those things that are presented in the "Sinners Prayer," but I also do not believe we must say those words to be saved.
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