Hopefully, you have answered both of these questions with a YES!
If not, please read on.
that if they go to church every Sunday, put a few pounds in the
collection and say a prayer, they will make it to heaven. God demands
much more than that.
The Bible tells us that we must be "born again" (John 3:3).
"saved" and "born again" are the same thing. It means
have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior and that you believe that
Jesus died for your sins, was buried, and was resurrected (1
Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 10:9, Romans 5:8). You must also confess and
repent of your sins (1 John 1:9, Luke 13:3).
There is only ONE way to heaven and that's through Jesus. He says
"I am the
door" (John 10:9) and that no one gets to the Father except through Him
knocking on the door of your heart and it's up to you to let him in
it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?"
are the basic
steps to Salvation.
Read the Bible for yourself.While
scriptures ask the Lord to guide you through them and teach you what
you need to be taught. It's fine to listen to preachers but you MUST
also read the scriptures for yourself especially nowadays that so many
false prophets are out trying to distort God's Word (Matthew 24:11,
Mark 13:22, 2nd Peter 2:1-3).
Word is your
sword! (Ephesians 6:17)
First you must realize you a sinner.
sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23
Penalty of sin.
unchanging, and completely just. Total justice demands punishment for
those who break the laws of God, and His eternal nature makes the
duration of that punishment also eternal. The term "death" in Romans
6:23 refers to eternal spiritual death, endless separation from God,
that is the just punishment for sin. The Bible refers to the place of
punishment as Hell.
of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus
our Lord" Romans 6:23
Confess your sins.
our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1John 1:9)
heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is
made unto salvation." Romans 10:10
Repent and turn from your sin.
therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,..." Acts
tell you, No;
but unless you repent you will all likewise perish." Luke 13:3
to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one
sinner who repents" Luke 15:10
Believe that Jesus died to pay for your sins.
loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever
believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16
demonstrates his own love toward us, in that while we were still
sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
for our sins according to the scriptures, and that He was buried, and
that He rose again on the third day according to the scriptures" 1st
Accept Christ as Lord and Saviour.
as many as
received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to
those who believe in His name:" John 1:12
calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved" Romans 10:13 also Joel
confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that
God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9
you have been saved through faith, and not that of yourselves; it is
the gift of God" Ephesians 2:8
Invite Jesus into your life today for an everlasting tomorrow!
God for his indescribable gift!" 2 Corinthians 9:15
anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away;
behold, all things have become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17
Bible, and find a good Bible believing Church to attend.