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If You Were to Die Today Would You be 100% Sure

That You Would go to Heaven?

By; William Frederick, M.Div.
Author of TheComing Epiphany *FREE Download*

We are all going to die someday and it is important to make sure that when we die that we
will go to heaven. I would like to briefly explain to you what the Bible teaches about how one
can know for sure that he or she will go to heaven when they die. There are 4 things we must
know to be able to go to heaven when we die.

1. We are sinners. As the Bible says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of
God” (Rom. 3:23). Sin is falling short of God’s perfection. Everyone has sinned many
times in life. We have all lied, or stolen, or cheated, or done something wrong at some
time in our lives. “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one” (Rom. 3:10).

2. We deserve Hell. Realize that there is a punishment for being a sinner, and that
punishment is death. “For the wages of sin is death” (Rom. 6:23). Not only a physical
death, but also a spiritual death. The place of spiritual death is called Hell. “But the
fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and
sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with
fire and brimstone: which is the second death” (Rom. 21:8). There is probably no person
alive who can say that they never told a lie. We all have sinned and we all deserve the
punishment of Hell for our sin.

3. Jesus died for our sins. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we
were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8). Jesus willingly went to the cross, shed
His blood, and died for our sins. He paid the price for our sins. He suffered the
punishment that we deserve. When He was on the cross, Jesus suffered Hell for us. Hell is
a place of total separation from God. When Jesus was on the cross, God the Father
separated Himself from God the Son. That is why Jesus cried out “with a loud voice,
saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou
forsaken me?” Jesus was experiencing separation from God the Father. He was suffering
the Hell that we deserve. He was paying for our sins.

4. We must receive Christ by faith. In order to become a Christian, it is not enough to

know that we are sinners, that we deserve Hell, and that Christ died for our sins, but we
must receive Christ by faith. “For 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” (Eph 2:8,9).

Notice that we cannot earn our way to heaven. We obtain salvation through faith, not by
works. Faith basically boils down to placing your trust in something or someone. If you are
sitting down while reading this, you are placing your faith or trust in the chair that you are sitting
upon. Faith requires more than just an intellectual belief; it involves an action of your will. For
example, if there were a pond covered with ice, and there were people standing around saying
that the ice could hold them up, but they were not willing to walk on the ice, then they would
only be demonstrating an intellectual belief and not faith. If they stepped out onto the ice, they
would be demonstrating faith.
One can place their faith in Christ by simply calling out to Him in prayer, for the Bible
says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
I expressed faith in Christ by sincerely praying a prayer like this: “Dear Jesus, I am a
sinner. I deserve Hell. Thank you for dying for my sins. Save me. Come into my life. Make
me the kind of person that you want me to be. I thank you that you have and that you will
take me to heaven when I die. Amen.”
If you sincerely pray that prayer with all your heart, then the Lord Jesus will come into
your life and forgive your sins, and save you from an eternity of Hell. If you were to die
tomorrow, you would go to heaven. Not because you are good enough to get there, but because
you have received the payment of your sins. It is that simple.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me,
hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto
life. (Jn 5:24)

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