The Bible was written so people could know their eternal destiny (1 John 5:13). Here is how you can be certain that Christ is your Lord and heaven is your home:
- Recognize that without Christ you are in a state of sin called spiritual death, which means separation from God (Romans 3:23; 1 John 1:8).
- Realize that Christ died for sinful humanity in order to remove the penalty for sin and to reconcile man to God (Romans 5:8; 6:23).
- Repent of your sin by changing your mind to stop living to please self and start living to trust and follow Christ (Acts 2:38; Ephesians 2:8 & 9).
- Receive Christ as your personal Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9-10).
You may want to pray the following as a token of your new faith in Christ:
“Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner and don’t deserve heaven as my home. But, I believe You died and rose from the grave to purchase a place in heaven for me. Lord, come into my life and take control; forgive my sins and save me. I repent of my sins and place my trust in You for my salvation. I accept your free gift of eternal life. In Jesus Name, Amen.”