is for FORGIVENESS. We cannot have eternal life and
heaven without God’s forgiveness.
In Him [Jesus], we have
redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
“A” is for AVAILABLE.
Forgiveness is available.
Forgiveness is available for
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting
life. (John 3:16)
…but not automatic.
everyone who says to Me, “Lord, Lord,” shall enter the
kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 7:21a)
“I” is for IMPOSSIBLE.
It is impossible for God to allow sin into heaven.
God is love. (John
God is just. “For
judgment is without mercy” (James 2:13a).
- Man is sinful. “For all have sinned and
fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
But how can a sinful person enter
heaven, where God allows no sin?
“T” is for TURN.
If you were driving down the road and
someone asked you to turn, what would s/he be asking you do to? To
change direction, of course.
To turn means to
something—from sin and self. “But unless you repent you
will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3b).
- TURN to Someone—trust Christ
only. The Bible tells us that “Christ died for our sins according
to the Scriptures; and that he was buried, and that He rose again the
third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3b–4).
“If you confess with your
mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised
Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
“H” is for HEAVEN
Heaven is eternal life:
Here. “I have
come that they have life, and that they may have it more abundantly”
if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you
to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:3).
Now let a Christian friend and pastor of a Bible teaching & preaching church know. They’ll want to help you and celebrate with you!