To Become a follower of Jesus Christ, you must do two things.
You must ask Jesus to be your Savior and forgive you of your sins.
When you ask him to be your Savior and to forgive you, the request
must be from the heart. You cannot ramble some words off and be on your
merry way. At the core of every appeal for forgiveness is remorse. If you
have remorse for your sinful state, you will recieve God's forgiveness.
After you commit yourself in words to Jesus, you then begin to follow
him in your actions. You do this by reading his word and implementing his
teachings into your life. If He said, "love your neighbor," then love your
neighbor. If He said, "do not commit adultery," then do not commit adultery.
You do this until the day he comes for you in the rapture, or until the
day you join him in death.
Let Us See Why So Few People Will Gain Salvation.
Jesus foretold of the small number of people, who would choose to be
saved, "strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which
leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."(Mat 7:14)
- The first reason people do not make it to Heaven is because of
putting off salvation or neglecting it all together. Too many are
more worried with the cares of this life, then they are of the
one which will last for eternity.
- The second reason is the rejection of Christ's gift of eternal life.
People's pride and unwillingness to face up to thier need for salvation
holds them back.
Some reject salvation, because they do not understand how his death
2000 years ago could have an effect on them now. Understanding salvation
is not what God wants us to do, accepting that salvation is the response
- The third reason few make heaven there home, they trust in a salvation that it not based on the blood of Jesus Christ. Some think, "if I've been
a good boy or girl all my life, then he'll let me in." If Anyone could
live a good life and gain favor from God, they would also be able to clean themselves by rolling in mud.
Nothing Is More Important Than A Decision To Follow Jesus
You can have your life insurance paid up, your grave plot bought, and
your casket picked out, but if you do not have a relationship with Jesus
Christ, you are totally unprepared.
The cares of this world do not compare to the importance of being prepared
for the world to come. If you missed out on the eternal bliss of heaven and
ended up in hell, the extremeness of your mistake would be impossible to
As the world falls apart all around our ears, we should be more and more in
to prayer, observing God's word, giving of ourselves, and our financial
resources. If the rapture takes place the only item that will be
raptured with you into glory, are your works. Your house, car, money, and
unsaved friends will all remain behind.
A final thing you should remember "In such an hour as yea think not
the son of man cometh."(Mat 24:44)
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