First I will summarize the answer. Then we'll look at several things that God says in the Bible. And then if you would like to become His child and have Heaven be your home, you can pray the prayer at the bottom of this page.
First you must recognize that you are a sinner and that the penalty of sin is death. You must recognize that you yourself can't make payment for your sins or earn Heaven. God only allows one way for your sins to be paid for and forgiven. The only way is through what His son Jesus Christ did on the Cross. You must accept Jesus into your heart both as Savior and also as Lord.
Now I just mentioned two things. One is receiving Jesus as Savior. The other is receiving Jesus as Lord. Here is what I mean by those two things. Accepting Jesus into your heart as Savior means that you are putting your trust in Jesus' death on the Cross as payment for your sins. Accepting Jesus into your heart as Lord means that with God's help you will turn away from sin and grow in obedience to His will.
What the Bible says
Next lets look at some things that God says in the Bible. First, the Bible says that no one can earn Heaven by the works of the Law.
20 because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.
Second the Bible says that we all have fallen short of God's requirements - Romans 3:10 and Romans 3:23
10as it is written,
"THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE;
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
The first part of this next verse shows that the penalty for sin is death.
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
But God provided us the only way to have eternal life. It is through Jesus Christ His son.
16"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
And Jesus died to for our sins. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
And one last passage from Romans 10:9-13
9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;
10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
11 For the Scripture says, "WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED."
12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him;
13 for "WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED."
Pray now and receive Jesus as Savior and Lord
Pray this sincerely and you will become God's child and Heaven will be your home. God I know I am a sinner and the wages of my sin is death. I agree with the Bible that I can't earn Heaven. I believe that the only way to Heaven is through what your son Jesus did on the Cross. Jesus I invite you into my heart as Savior and Lord. Forgive all of my sins. Please help me to turn away from sin and grow in obedience to what the Bible teaches. Thank you for making me your child right now.
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Scripture quotations taken from the "NASB" (www.lockman.org)
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