From our mailbox:

Is Jesus the Only Way to Heaven?

The answer is Yes. Let’s begin with two statements in the Bible in John 14:6 and Acts 4:12.

John 14:6: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Acts 4:12: “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved”

The Bible teaches that there is no other way to salvation than through Jesus Christ. Sin is anything that fails to meet God’s perfect standard. It is sin that separates us from God. The wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23). Jesus died for sinners on the cross, was buried, and rose from the dead (1 Cor. 15:1-4) His death was a sacrifice that turns away the wrath of God (1 John 2:2). This is the only way to be saved. Forgiveness of sins is only possible through the shed blood of Christ.

You may be religious, but religion can’t save you. You must trust Lord Jesus what he has done for you on the cross, and ask Him to forgive you of your sins and be your Savior, then you are saved.

Jesus is the only way to heaven. Will you believe in Him today?

If you have never made Jesus the Savior and Lord of your life, just pray this simple prayer and mean it with all of your heart, and you will be saved:

I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus Christ died for my sin and that You has been raised from the death. I want to trust You as my Savior and follow You as Lord.

From our mailbox:

How Do I Start My Journey with Christ?

Our purpose in these pages has been to encourage a thoughtful, daily heart to heart relationship with God. But some of you may not yet know God in a personal way through His Son. Family and church connections are an important part of religious life. But these experiences don’t make a person a Christian.

The following points will explain how you can personally begin a relationship with God, right now, through Jesus Christ:

First, we must admit that we are sinners and can not save ourselves. The Bible tells us that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23).

Second, we need to recognize the seriousness of our sin. The Bible says that “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom 6:23).

Third, we must believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose from the dead. This means that Jesus Christ, who never did anything wrong, gave His own life on the cross so that the penalty of sin could be paid and His righteousness applied to us (2 Cor. 5:21).

Fourth, We need to confess and receive Him as Savior and Lord. “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” (Rom 10:9).

Are you ready to make that decision? If you are, you can go to Jesus in prayer and tell Him your desire to receive forgiveness for sin and the start of an eternal relationship with Him.

Jesus, I admit that I am a sinner and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived. Thank You for dying on the cross to pay the penalty for my sin. I now receive You as my Savior and Lord. Take control of my life and make me the kind of person You want me to be. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Did you pray that prayer? If you did, you can have the assurance that Christ is in your life. The Apostle John wrote, “These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life” (I Jn. 5:13).

From our mailbox:

Is the Bible true?  Why Should We Believe in the Bible?

1. Despite having been written over a span of 1,000 years, the Bible possesses a unique continuity: The Bible, a collection of 66 different books, was written by approximately 40 writers of different backgrounds and professions. Although these works were written independently, they show an amazing congruency and they never contradict each other. There is one central message consistently carried by all 40 writers of the Bible: To tell us who God is, who Jesus Christ is and to show us how we can be saved from our sins and attain eternity.

2. The Bible is the only book which contains absolutely fulfilled prophecies. There are over 30 other religious books that people of faith believe are divinely inspired. Of these books, none of them contain any specific, trustworthy prophecies. None. These are just a few of the prophecies related to the coming of the Messiah. For example, the Old Testament prophesied that “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14), and “He would be born in Bethlehem” (Micah 5:2). And in the New Testament “This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary . . . was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit . . . But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus” (Matt. 1:18,25), and “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem” (Matt. 2:1).

3. The Bible is the most widely printed and published book in the world. Every time we reread a passage, new ideas and cross-references to other texts come to mind. This leads us come to an important conclusion: the Bible is the only divine book. Its truth has been guaranteed and authorized by God.

Our answer to this question will not only determine how we view the Bible and its importance to our lives, but also it will ultimately have an eternal impact on us. If the Bible is truly God’s Word, then we should cherish it, study it, obey it, and fully trust it. If the Bible is the Word of God, then to dismiss it is to dismiss God Himself.

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