Zion Hill Baptist Church
Thursday, December 14, 2017
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  If you were to die today, do you know if you would go to heaven or not?

It’s the most important question of your life. Your destiny for all eternity depends upon your answer. The question is: “Are you saved?" It is not a question of how good you are, nor if you are a church member, but are you saved? Are you sure you will go to Heaven when you die?

God says in order to go to Heaven, you must be born again. In John 3:7, Jesus said to Nicodemus, "You must be born again." In the Bible God gives us the plan of how to be born again which means to be saved. His plan is simple! 


First, you must realize you are a sinner. "For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23). Because you are a sinner, you are condemned to death. "For the wages [payment] of sin is death..." (Romans 6:23). This includes eternal separation from God in a place called Hell.

But God loved you so much He gave His one & only Son, Jesus, to bear your sin and die in your place. "...He has made Him [Jesus, who knew no sin] to be sin for us...that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." (2 Corinthians 5:21).  Jesus had to shed His blood and die to pay our sin debt. Hebrews 9:22 says that, "...without shedding of blood is no remission [pardon]."

Romans 6:23 goes on to tell us, “...but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.” In Romans 10:9 we see exactly what’s required for salvation: “That if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus & believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Simply believe on Him as the one who bore your sin, died in your place, was buried, and whom God resurrected. His resurrection powerfully assures that the believer can claim everlasting life when Jesus is received as personal Savior. "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13).

In summary, God’s plan of salvation is as simple as A-B-C:

A = Admit you’re a sinner who needs to be saved.

Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

B = Believe that Jesus died for you & rose again.

Romans 10:9: “That if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

C = Confess Jesus Christ as Savior & Lord.

Romans 10:10,13: “For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation...for whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”  

John 3:16-17: “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. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”