Saturday, August 10, 2013

Jesus Christ Is The Only Way To Heaven

You might ask; "So what is salvation anyway?" Well, let's first take a look at the definition.

Salvation is defined as; preservation or deliverance from destruction, difficulty, or evil. a) A source, means, or cause of such preservation or deliverance. b) Deliverance from the power or penalty of sin; redemption. c) The agent or means that brings deliverance

So in simple words; salvation is deliverance from eternity without God. 

Well, how does one obtain salvation?

One night, a man named Nicodemus asked Jesus that very same question. Let's look at what Jesus' response was; 

Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.” “What do you mean?”exclaimed Nicodemus. “How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?”

Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.  Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life. So don’t be surprised when I say, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit...”

For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him."

"There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him (Jesus). But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son.  And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil.  All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.” -John 3:3-18
In today's society, it is taught that there are "many ways" to God. However,  Jesus clearly stated;
"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one can come to the Father (God), except through me."       -John 14:6
I've even heard people say; "I'm a good person. I don't mistreat anyone and I try to do the right thing. That should qualify me to get to heaven." Well the scripture states;

"There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. They have all turned, they have together become unprofitable;
 There is no one who does good, no, not one.... For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard."   -Romans 3:10-12, 23

So now we know that there are not many ways to God and that good deeds, as some people like to call it, is NOT enough to get you into heaven. However, it is a fact that Jesus Christ died for your sins. He took your place on that cross, and bore all of your sins, sickness and curses. He is the ONLY way to God and ONLY ticket to heaven. God loved you so much, that he gave up His only child as the perfect sacrifice so that you can be reconciled back to Him. Understand this; sin separates us from God because God is holy and perfect. There is no sin or darkness in Him, therefore sin has no place in heaven. But when Jesus died, His blood was shed so that we can be forgiven and delivered. I want you to know that there is no sin too great that Jesus' blood cannot wash away. And through your belief in Christ, and the cleansing of your sins, you will obtain salvation from hell, and promised eternal life in heaven.

So What Must You Do To Obtain Salvation?

Well, like Jesus told Nicodemus; you must be Born-Again.

Simply bow your head wherever you are. It doesn't have to be in a church or anywhere fancy. The only thing that matters is that your mind is clear and your heart is open. There is no "formal" prayer to ask Jesus into your heart, but here are some steps that you (or anyone) can follow;

1. Confess that you are a sinner
2. Ask Jesus to forgive you for the sins you've committed (Name them one-by-one).
3. Forgive those who have hurt you (This is important. You must forgive in order to be forgiven)
4. Confess that you believe that Jesus died for you, and that He is the Son of God.
5. Ask Jesus to come into your heart and surrender your life to Him.
6. Always seal your prayer with; "In Jesus Christ's name, I pray, Amen."

CONGRATULATIONS! Your Name is Now Written in The Book of Life!

So What's Next?

Get a bible. It's important to begin reading God's Word. It's food for your soul and spirit. Start with the Gospel of John. It will tell you a beautiful story of Christ's life here on earth and what He did for you. If you don't have a bible, contact us; we will be glad to send one to you free!

Secondly, it's important to involve yourself with other Christians. This is all new, so you will need all the help and spiritual support you can get. Faithful Walk Healing Ministries is a interstate ministry and we are here for you! We have bible study, mentoring, teaching, fellowship and prayer requests. It is our goal to nurture and disciple anyone who is in need of God's eternal love. But it doesn't have to be us. Anyone who is a True member of the body of Christ will qualify to help in your journey.

Third, you must get baptized. Jesus said unless you are born of water and spirit, you will not see the Kingdom of God. Even Christ, before He started His ministry went to John to be baptized. Water baptism represents death to sin, and bringing forth the new in righteousness. 2 Corinthians 5:17 states, "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new."

Remember; Christianity is a lifestyle. God doesn't expect you to become perfect overnight. However, know that He does expect progress. The word "repent" means to turn away and never look back. You can't just be sorry for your sins, you must turn away from them. This is a new beginning for you. So if your past calls you up on the phone, let it go to voicemail!

Lastly, there is a short video below that goes over what you read. Feel free to contact us at the info provided below. We will be praying for you!

Faithful Walk Healing Ministries
(704) 345-4704
faithfulwalkhealingministries@gmail.com