"I'm going to Heaven."
"How do you know?"
"Because I believe in God and I believe that Jesus is the Son of God."
"That's great, but that doesn't mean you're going to Heaven."
"You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder." James 2:19Satan believes in God. Satan knows that Jesus is the Son of God. Do you believe that Satan will be in Heaven?
It's not enough to believe in (acknowledge) God's existence. You must "believe" in the biblical sense of the word.
The Greek word used in the Bible for "believe" is "pisteuó".
pisteuó - to rely on, cling to, trust in, commit to
It's intimacy with, not just head knowledge.
Do you believe in Jesus Christ?
Are you relying on Him?
Clinging to Him?
Trusting in Him?
Committed to Him?
Romans 10:9 says...
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
The word "Lord" means master, owner...
He calls the shots.
Everything is done to His liking.
His is in charge, not me.
I do things His way.
Is Jesus LORD of your life?
Do you dare to really believe?
How do you become a child of God?
The Bible answers that question clearly...
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—John 1:12Two things - You must believe that Jesus is God and receive Him as LORD.
If you have never done that and you would like to become a Christ follower - a child of God, forgiven and going to Heaven, then take a moment right now to pray. Confess your sins and your need for a savior. Ask God to forgive you. Ask Jesus to be LORD over all your life.
If you did that - you have not stepped into the most incredible relationship of your life. I would love to hear about your decision. Please leave a comment below.
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