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View Poll Results: DID YOU PRAY THAT PRAYER AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS FIRST POST TO GOD FROM YOUR HEART?
YES 0 0%
NO 10 62.50%
I ALREADY PRAYED/ACCEPTED JESUS CHRIST AS MY LORD AND SAVIOR 3 18.75%
OTHER 3 18.75%
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:05 PM
 
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ARE YOU 100% SURE THAT IF YOU DIED TODAY THAT YOU WOULD GO TO HEAVEN?

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:[/SIZE]

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, accept 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.

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”

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.."

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 TO JESUS CHRIST FOR SALVATION?

4. If you are willing to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior please humble yourself before God and pray this prayer to Him 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, save me, take me to be with You 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 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.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:55 PM
 
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Pretty sure ya did this on here and elsewhere already. But regardless I'm even more sure that people know how to become a Christian. The trick is making them want to be. The old heaven incentive and hell warning just ain't cutting it anymore.
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Exclamation Man made Idle chatter

NO I DID NOT,

Because to me, those words are nothing but man made idle chatter that some self righteous nitwit made-up to make himself look good. I can't seem to find any of it in the Bible as part as the Lords prayer. All you need to do is talk directly to God, he'll hear you, he always does. You don't need to have other people to put thier words into your mind or mouth. Preachers and priests are not go betweens or personal messangers for God. They are only humans such as youself, no better, no worse, just teachers. They can't pray you into heaven, they can't bless you, they have no pwers to forgive and there is no such place as purgatory. Thats just a nother made-up place to scare you into thinking that the priest is better than you, and they're NOT.

Just talk to God, one on one, thats all he wants to hear for you, then try your best to walk in the Lord foot prints (his words). thats why he left them there for us.

Sorry if I may have offened you, but thats (My Belief).
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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There is no heaven or hell, but what we make of our lives here on earth. When we die, that's it. I'm good with that!
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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There is no heaven or hell, but what we make of our lives here on earth. When we die, that's it. I'm good with that!
The bottom line is, we don't know if there's a heaven or a hell...and when we find out, we won't be in a position to spread the news. But I agree with you: what we make of our lives here on Earth is what's important. The rest will follow.
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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The bottom line is, we don't know if there's a heaven or a hell...and when we find out, we won't be in a position to spread the news. But I agree with you: what we make of our lives here on Earth is what's important. The rest will follow.
Maybe Carl Segan has a point in the movie "Kapax", he was a brilliant man.Or ,maybe this life we are in and this world is a big penal colony for all of our rotten souls to find the right path. And when we die, our soul (the energy) find the right conduit and go back home across the universe in the speed of light. Just a thought.

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Old 12-10-2008, 11:12 AM
 
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Thanks for letting me know that I'm in need of a savior and therefore incapable of living a free life, but I think I'll pass.

I wonder why god gave us sin (via the tree of knowledge + "free will") so that we had to waste animals' lives (OT sacrifices) until god changed his mind and sacrificed himself to save us from his own wrath. Such a convoluted plot, and such a fickle mind that god has.
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:01 PM
 
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Praying a prayer is not magic.

You don't get to heaven because of a 1 time encantation.

You get to heaven by repentance and faith in Christ's attoning sacrifice to pay for your sins.

Having said that, this prayer is a useful way of expressing your repentance and faith.
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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Having said that, this prayer is a useful way of expressing your repentance and faith.
But doesn't your god already know that you're repentant and have faith?
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Praying a prayer is not magic.

You don't get to heaven because of a 1 time encantation.

You get to heaven by repentance and faith in Christ's attoning sacrifice to pay for your sins.

Having said that, this prayer is a useful way of expressing your repentance and faith.
I'm sorry, but those are useless words the OP has there. one needs to talk to God on a personal note. Not using words that someone else came up with, thats just idled babbling. The words need to come from your heart, your voice and your mind. Not a made-up prayer that some TV preacher sold you over the airways. Jesus taught us how to pray "the Lords preyer" and thats all we need to say, God knows our needs and our burdens. Just talk to him, don't beg.

I'm not trying to put you down there OP.
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