Let us go back
to the Bible. God tells us in 1 Peter 4:11, "If anyone speaks, let him speak as the
oracles of God." In other words, we are to speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where
the Bible is silent. We must call Bible things by Bible names and do Bible things in Bible ways. We will not be
wrong in doing this. To do this we must get rid of all the manuals, creeds, disciplines, and confessions men have written
and follow only what we can read in the Bible, because the Bible is our only guidebook to Heaven. The doctrines of men
will keep us out of Heaven.
We must dust
our Bibles off and start studying them for ourselves. We must stop taking someone else’s word for what it says
and find out for ourselves what God is trying to tell us; if we will only listen to God. This is very important, for God says
in Hosea 4:6, "My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge: because you have rejected
knowledge, I also will reject you." It is a very serious matter to be rejected of
God because we did not care enough about what God is saying to us in His Word to read and study it for ourselves so we can
obey it. When we don't know God's will, false doctrines will arise. Instead, people have taken someone else's
word for it. This is the reason there are so many different kinds of churches today. The commandments of men have
the power to turn people away from the truth of God's word (Titus 1:14).
It is not good
enough to be religious, but we must be right religiously. Everything we do must be according to God's word in the Bible.
We will not make it to Heaven by following guidebooks which men have written. Please don't think less of me for trying
to point you to what the scriptures say concerning our salvation. As the apostle Paul says in Galatians 4:16, "Have I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?" I am
only wishing the best for you. I want you to go to Heaven.
In closing, we
ask the question again. Are You Really Sure Of Your Eternal Salvation? As you think of death and eternity,
how can you not obey the gospel? If you have seen from the scriptures that have been pointed out in this course or from
your further study of the Bible that you have not done all the will of God and only the will of God, so that you can be saved
and go to Heaven, then please make those changes now so that your salvation can be assured. We are told in Amos 4:12,
"Prepare to meet your God." On the Day of Judgment we will
be either prepared or unprepared. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people. What are your plans for eternity?
Are you going to be spending eternity in Heaven or in Hell? Are you really concerned about the salvation of your soul?
The choice is yours. Remember that only a few will go to Heaven but the majority will go to Hell because they chose
to go there. Are you going to be among the few or the many? This great responsibility rests upon each of
If you are not
prepared to go to Heaven, then make things "right" now. Don’t put it off. Satan wants you to put it off.
Satan works on all of us all of the time. He does not want us to change for the better. He wants our company in
Hell. He will do anything and everything to get us there. One of Satan's greatest triumphs and falsehoods is that
men can be saved before and without obeying Christ in baptism. Do not allow anyone to explain away what you can read
in the Bible that God wants you to do. We must take God seriously, because God is serious in what He is telling us in
His word. Ecclesiastes 12:13 (KJV) sums up everything quite well when it says: "Let
us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man."
I have tried
to be open and honest with you. If you have any questions concerning the things discussed in this course or any other
Bible questions please let me know by E-mail using the address below. I would also like your input as to what you think
of this course.
If you were to
die today, do you know for sure, without a doubt, that you would go to Heaven? We do not know the day nor the hour of
our death. It can come unexpectedly and without warning. It can come before we are ready. Are you ready
for that day to come. Remember the majority of people will not go to Heaven, only a few will (Matthew 7:13-14).
Do you believe
in God and Christ? I am sure you do. Are you willing to repent of your sins and confess that you believe that
Jesus Christ is the Son of God? Jesus says in Mark 16:16, "He that believes and is baptized
will be saved." Tragically many refuse to hear the voice of Jesus. Will you be baptized
(immersed) for the remission of your sins so you can be saved? Then the Lord will add you to His church, the church
of Christ, where we can worship Him faithfully until death when we will
receive the crown of life in Heaven. Jesus says, "Be faithful until death, and I will
give you the crown of life" (Revelation 2:10).
If you are not
currently attending a Bible believing and teaching church then I highly encourage you to begin to attend one. Visit several different churches near you and if they are not teaching scripturally based messages or don’t
teach the risen Christ the find another church. May our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ lead you to a fellowship of people who not only love Him but follow His word.
Please answer the following questions as they applied
to you at the time you were saved and not as you now understand what you need to do to be saved.
1) Have you ever been saved?
2) Did you go forward in church
at the time you were saved?
3) Did you accept Christ as your personal savior in order to be saved?
4) Were you saved and your sins forgiven
at the time you accepted Christ as your personal savior?
5) Have you been baptized?
6) At what age were you baptized?
7) How were you baptized?
8) How long after you accepted Christ
as your personal saviour were you baptized?
9) Were you saved and your sins forgiven
before or after you were baptized?
10) Did your baptism put you into Christ where
all spiritual blessings are such as: salvation, forgiveness of sins, and eternal life?
11) Do you wear only the name Christian?
12) Are you really sure of your eternal
13) If you were to die today do you know
for sure without a doubt that you would go to Heaven?