My Friend: I am asking you the most important question of life. Your joy or your
sorrow for all eternity depends upon your answer. The question is: Are you saved?
It is not a question of how good you are, nor if you are a church member, but are
you saved? Are you sure you will go to Heaven when you die?
God says in order to go to Heaven, you must be born again. In John 3:7, Jesus said
to Nicodemus, “Ye must be born again.”
In the Bible God gives us the plan of how to be born again which means to be saved.
His plan is simple! You can be saved today. How?
First, my friend, you must realize you are a sinner. “For all have sinned, and come
short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
Because you are a sinner, you are condemned to death. “For the wages [payment] of
sin is death” (Romans 6:23). This includes eternal separation from God in Hell.
“ . . . it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews
But God loved you so much He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to bear your sin
and die in your place. “ . . . He hath made Him [Jesus, Who knew no sin] to be sin
for us . . . that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians
Jesus had to shed His blood and die. “For the life of the flesh is in the blood”
(Lev. 17:11). “ . . . without shedding of blood is no remission [pardon]” (Hebrews
“ . . . God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ
died for us” (Romans 5:8).
Although we cannot understand how, God said my sins and your sins were laid upon
Jesus and He died in our place. He became our substitute. It is true. God cannot
My friend, “God . . . commandeth all men everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30). This
repentance is a change of mind that agrees with God that one is a sinner, and also
agrees with what Jesus did for us on the Cross.
In Acts 16:30-31, the Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas: “ . . . ‘Sirs, what
must I do to be saved?’ And they said, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou
shalt be saved . . . .’ ”
Simply believe on Him as the one who bore your sin, died in your place, was buried,
and whom God resurrected. His resurrection powerfully assures that the believer can
claim everlasting life when Jesus is received as Savior.
“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even
to them that believe on His name” (John 1:12).
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
Whosoever includes you. Shall be saved means not maybe, nor can, but shall be saved.
Surely, you realize you are a sinner. Right now, wherever you are, repenting, lift
your heart to God in prayer.
In Luke 18:13, the sinner prayed: “God be merciful to me a sinner.” Just pray: “Oh
God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Jesus was my substitute when He died on the
Cross. I believe His shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection were for me. I now
receive Him as my Savior. I thank You for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of
salvation and everlasting life, because of Your merciful grace. Amen.”
Just take God at His word and claim His salvation by faith. Believe, and you will
be saved. No church, no lodge, no good works can save you. Remember, God does the
saving. All of it!
God’s simple plan of salvation is: You are a sinner. Therefore, unless you believe
on Jesus Who died in your place, you will spend eternity in Hell. If you believe
on Him as your crucified, buried, and risen Savior, you receive forgiveness for all
of your sins and His gift of eternal salvation by faith.
You say, “Surely, it cannot be that simple.” Yes, that simple! It is scriptural.
It is God’s plan. My friend, believe on Jesus and receive Him as Savior today.
If His plan is not perfectly clear, read this tract over and over, without laying
it down, until you understand it. Your soul is worth more than all the world.
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own
soul?” (Mark 8:36).
Be sure you are saved. If you lose your soul, you miss Heaven and lose all. Please!
Let God save you this very moment.
God’s power will save you, keep you saved, and enable you to live a victorious Christian
life. “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is
faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will
with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1
Do not trust your feelings. They change. Stand on God’s promises. They never change.
After you are saved, there are three things to practice daily for spiritual growth:
Pray -- you talk to God.
Read your Bible -- God talks to you.
Witness -- you talk for God.
You should be baptized in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ as a public testimony
of your salvation, and then unite with a Bible-believing church without delay. “Be
not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord . . . .” (2 Timothy 1:8)
“Whosoever therefore shall confess [testify of] Me before men, him will I confess
also before My Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32).