The Gospel

Do you know for sure that you are going to be with God in Heaven?

The Bible says there are 5 things you need to know about eternal life.

1. Eternal Life is a free Gift, not earned or deserved.
“The GIFT of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Romans 6:23

2. People are Sinners and cannot save themselves.
“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23

3. God is merciful and just.
“God is love.” – 1 John 4:8
“The soul that sins, it shall die.” – Ezekiel 18:4
“Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished.” – Exodus 34:7

4. Jesus Christ is the infinite God-Man who died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins.
“In the beginning was the Word (Jesus)…and the Word (Jesus) was God. And the Word (Jesus) was made flesh, and dwelt among us.” – John 1:1,14
“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and The Lord hath laid on Him (Jesus) the iniquity (sin) of us all.” – Isaiah 53:6

5. Faith is the key that opens the door to Heaven.
“Believe (trust) on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.” – Acts 16:31
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of The Lord shall be saved.” – Romans 10:13

You can have the assurance of eternal life in Heaven when you die, knowing that your sins have been forgiven and you have been given a new life in Christ. There are no specific words that you must say but simply an expression from your heart to God that you acknowledge your sin and its impact on your life. You have placed your faith in Jesus, that He is all that the Bible says about Him. He has taken your place on the Cross receiving the just punishment for your sin and now you are turning away from your sins (repenting) and making Jesus the Lord over your life. This reality will create in your heart a desire to thank Him for His love and Grace, for His saving grace and mercy.

Please contact us at NZBC so that we can rejoice over your new found relationship with Jesus and to help you know what the next step should be on your journey of faith.