Commentary By: Gordon King
There is but one way to heaven, by repenting of your sins and accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior! This my friends is also called being “born again”. A person must be born again in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, there is no other way! This is the gospel of Jesus Christ.
‘Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” ‘
The truth is that once we die our spirits live on for eternity. The question is “Where will our spirit live for eternity?”
There are only two places that our spirits will go, to either heaven with God or to hell without God. Heaven is better than we could ever, ever imagine it to be, hell is worse than your worst nightmare and for eternity! It’s been said of those that are not born again that this world is as close to heaven as they will ever get, and of those born again this world is as close to hell as they will ever get!
Actually, for the born again we will be given a new body, an immortal body, a body like Christ’s body, for we shall be made like Him.
1 Corinthians 15:51-53
“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.”
1 John 3:2
“Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”
“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.”
We’ve all sinned, each and everyone of us. And because of that sin we cannot enter heaven, there is no sin in heaven, therefore we must be perfected in order to get to heaven. And the only way to do this is by being born again.
1 Corinthians 15:50
“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.”
There is a penalty for sin and it must be paid in order for us to get to heaven. The only way is by a sacrifice made for us, nothing we can do can pay this sin debt, no works that we do nor any amount of money is enough. It’s only by the blood of Jesus Christ who is God can pay for this sin debt, He sacrificed His own life while living on earth as both man and God on the cross. He was perfect in everyway, and it took a perfect sacrifice to be able to pay for all of our sins. That’s how much He loves us! That’s how much He wants us to be in heaven with Him, by the voluntary and sacrificial giving of His own life for us.
If you are still living on earth then it’s not too late, it’s never too late! Even if someone told you that it is it’s not. Even if you have sold your soul to the devil you can still repent and ask Jesus Christ to forgive you and accept Him as your Lord and Savior. Don’t let the devil tell you otherwise! The only sin that is not forgiven is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit of God. That means that you have turned your back on God and will not believe, that you have hardened your heart and will not accept the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Don’t wait until it’s too late, then you will find your spirit living in hell for eternity, and that’s an awfully long time!
Accept Jesus Christ now as your Lord and Savior and live eternity in heaven with God! That’s a long, long time also! No more pain, no more suffering, only joy, love, peace, comfort, and in the presence of God forever!
BY: GORDON KING
God Loves You! God loves everyone. He hates sin. God does get angry when His creations turn their backs on Him and continue in sin. God has given His only begotten Son so that we may be forgiven of all of our sins (past, present and yes, even in the future) and give us everlasting life with Him. He has given all of us the opportunity to accept His free gift of salvation. It costs you nothing. You don’t need to do anything. No strings attached. God gave everything, His only begotten Son, His life for us. Just believe in Jesus. Believe in your heart that He died on the cross and shed His blood to cover all of your sins and give you everlasting life! Believe that He was buried in a tomb for 3 days and then arose from the dead and ascended into Heaven to be with The Father. Repent of your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Ask Him to come into your heart and dwell inside of you. That’s it.
1 Timothy 2:5-7
“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, 7 for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle—I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying—a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.”
For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
What is repentance?
1. To feel remorse, contrition, or self-reproach for what one has done or failed to do; be contrite.
2. To feel such regret for past conduct as to change one’s mind regarding it: repented of intemperate behavior.
Repentance means to be truly sorry for the sins that you have committed and change your mind regarding those sins. All of them. Ask Jesus to forgive you for all of your sins. Try your best to not keep committing sins. If you will truly accept Jesus as your Lord and are truly sorry for committing your sins then you will want to please God. You will try not to sin. You will not be alone. Jesus will fill you with His Holy Spirit, to dwell with you in your body. Pray daily for God’s help and encouragement. He will help you!
What is the Holy Spirit? God is composed of a Trinity. God the Father, Jesus the Son (God in the flesh) and His spirit, the Holy Spirit.
If you are now ready to accept Jesus, please believe and pray the “Sinner’s Prayer” below.
God Bless You!
For what to do after being saved please see the information below. Hallelujah!
Read the bible daily. God’s word is food for the soul. It feeds our spirit. It also gives us an outline on how we are to live our life. How we should treat others. It is an owners manual for humans. The way it was meant to be. Don’t worry if you don’t understand it all. It takes time and patience. Pray to God that he helps to open your eyes and your heart. To understand and know His words.
Join a study group or with a friend and study the bible together. Studying the bible with others is a good way to learn God’s word. It helps to worship God with others and to learn from others.
Join a local church. Going to church is not mandatory, but it is a good way to learn and hear the word of God and worship the Lord. It is also important to be around other believers to help strengthen your faith and soul. Many churches these days have strayed away from the truth, some are teaching false doctrines, others are not teaching the whole truth such as bible prophecy. Do your best to try and find a bible believing church that teaches the whole truth.
Pray to God daily. Being a Christian is not a religion. Religions are traditions and acts that we perform for Gods acceptance. We are already accepted by God. Being a Christian is a personal relationship with God. Learn to speak to God as you would your mother or father. This will build your relationship and bring you much closer to God. Pray to God often. Pray in private. Be respectful to God. Don’t be demanding. Although, God does want us to ask Him for things. He wants us to turn to Him for all of our needs. But, He does not want us to be greedy or selfish. This is another reason to go to church and study with other Christians. You will learn how to pray and what to pray for. It is a learning experience.
Water baptism. Although this is not required to be saved, however, we are commanded to do it. This is an act of your faith in God and His salvation. To show God that you are committed to Him.
Continue to walk with the Lord daily. No one on earth is perfect. We all sin. We all make mistakes and sometimes walk away from God. We must turn back to God. Try to stay close to God. Repent of your sins to God daily. God is not mean or harsh. He is just and loving. Ask God for help when you need it. Ask Him to guide you and use you as He wills. Ask Him for enlightenment and encouragement. God wants to help us. He is so happy to help and supply us with our needs. Do not be afraid to ask God questions, to let Him know when you are angry, in pain or upset. He needs to hear it from you. He wants you to be open with Him. He already knows these things. But, He needs to hear it from you. As an act of faith.
Spread the Word of God. Jesus has commanded us to spread the “Good News”. What is the “Good News”? It is the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is God returning to earth in human form as a man. A man named Jesus. He is the Messiah. The Savior of the world. He sacrificed His own life for everyone who will accept Him. He died on the cross and shed His blood to pay for our sins and give us eternal life with Him. He was buried in the tomb and remained there for three days then arose and ascended into Heaven to be with The Father. Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved! This is what God has commanded us to share with the world. So that all may be saved. Some will accept Christ’s salvation, however, many more will turn away from God.
God Bless you! Jesus Loves you more than you know. I look forward to the day when I will meet the Lord in the sky and return to Heaven! Praise God.