How To Be Born Again And Go To Heaven
Jesus said,"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3
1. Understand God’s Plan: Life and Peace
God loves you and wants you to experience life and peace.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16
"I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:10
"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." John 14:27
2. Major Problem: Separation from God
Being at peace with God is not automatic because by nature you are separated from God because God is holy and you have sinned.
The Bible says:
"The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. They have all turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, no, not one."
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23
People try to bridge this separation from God by trying to get to God by good deeds, religion, philosophy, or morality, but they do not meet God’s holy standard.
3. God’s Remedy: The Cross of Christ
Because God is absolutely holy and just, He could not ignore our sin, so He sent His Son, Jesus to pay the penalty for the sin of the world. God’s love bridged the gap of separation between God and you. When Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, God’s justice was satisfied and this made it possible for you to have a relationship with Him.
The Bible says, "And He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed." 1 Peter 2:24
"For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in [Jesus], and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross." Colossians 1:19-20
4. You must respond: Call out to God
God does not force you to love Him, but He invites you to voluntarily receive His free gift of salvation. Hear His personal invitation and call out to God.
"Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts." Hebrews 4:7
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23
"Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near." Isaiah 55:6
"Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13
Jesus said, "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life." John 5:24
"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name." John 1:12
"Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed."