YOU CAN KNOW FOR SURE
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 1 John 5:13
Man's Greatest Misunderstanding
Good people go to Heaven and Bad people go to Hell.
We cannot get to Heaven by being good
We are all sinners & cannot save ourselves.
What then? Are we better than they? No, in no wise: for...are all under sin; As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one...There is none that doeth good, no, not one...there is no difference: For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
Romans 3:9 - 10, 12b, 22b - 23
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way...
We are either sinful or sinless and no one is sinless. Just as in any earthly court, it takes one sin to be guilty before God.
James 2:10; Matthew 5:48
Salvation cannot be by our good works for we would break any set of commands God gave.
...For if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
Galatians 3:21b - 22
Even in Eden when man was given the entire planet with just one tree/sin to avoid, man broke even that simple command.
All men would therefore be lost unless God provided salvation freely by grace through faith.
Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace...
God loves us and wants us in Heaven, but our sin separates us from God - so God has a Plan.
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.
This online bible tract was comprised by the Faith Bible Institute. A ministry of Rowland Road Baptist Church.
All bible verses in italics are from the King James version of the Holy Bible.