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Heaven: How Can I Know for Sure?

By Debbie Hannah Skinner
Guest Writer

CBN.comThat’s a great question!  1 John 5:13 tells us, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.”  Did you notice those three powerful little words you may know?  We don’t have to guess or wonder about whether or not we have eternal life ... we can know whether or not we have it.  

In John 3:16, Jesus gave a clear and simple explanation of the way to eternal life when He said: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”   Believing means putting your faith in these facts about Jesus:  Jesus was God; He left heaven to come to earth in the form of human baby; He grew up living a sinless life; He died on the cross for you as a perfect, sinless sacrifice for the penalty you owed for your sins; He was buried and rose from the dead three days later; and He returned to heaven where He is now in a position of power of authority at the right hand of God the Father. 

Simply put, believing Jesus is the key to knowing we have eternal life.

Do You Want a Relationship with God?

If you want this kind of relationship with God, pray this prayer right now:

Lord Jesus Christ, I believe that you took the pain of the cross to give me new life. I ask you to come into my life and to give me your peace and joy. I confess that I am a sinner -- that I have gone my own way and have done wrong. Please forgive me for my sins. I receive you now as my Lord and Savior. Please fill me with your Holy Spirit. Help me to follow you and to serve you all my life. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer, you are now a child of God. The things of your old life have passed away and He has made all things new.

We want to join you in celebrating your new life. Please send us an e-mail to let us know that you prayed to receive Jesus as your Savior. Or you can call our Prayer Counseling Center at (800) 759-0700. A caring friend is available to talk with you and send you some resources to help you begin your walk with the Lord.


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