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By   •   May 3, 2010   •   Topics: , ,

Q:

Is there any way I can know—really know—that I am going to go to heaven when I die? I believe in Jesus and have given my life to Him, but I still can't say that I know beyond doubt that I'll go to heaven.


A:

Imagine for a moment that you owed the bank an enormous amount of money — far beyond your ability to repay, even in the best of times. Even if you worked hard the rest of your life, you knew you’d never be able to earn enough to pay this debt — and yet it had to be repaid or you’d lose everything.

Seemingly, your situation was hopeless.

But then suppose the banker’s son came along and befriended you — and not only that, but he offered to pay the debt for you. Would you accept his offer? Of course you would — and if you did, the debt would be canceled forever, and you’d be free from your fears of ever losing your possessions.

This is somewhat similar to what Jesus Christ did for you. You owed God a debt far greater than you could ever repay — a debt caused by sin. And no matter how good you were or how hard you tried, you could never be good enough to erase that debt. But Jesus Christ, the Son of God, did it for you! By His death on the cross He paid the price for our redemption, and now our sins are forgiven — completely!

The Bible says, “God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins” (Colossians 2:13). Remember: If you have trusted Christ, He has made you a member of His family forever — and nothing can ever change that. Thank Him right now for His love for you — a love that will never end and will carry you to eternal life in heaven.

Do you want to know Jesus?

Find peace with God today.

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23 Comments

  1. Ann says:

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  2. dora nelson says:

    I enjoyed reading all your answers, you explain them so well. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU in all you do for all of us and especially for the LORD. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

  3. Pearlious Bledsoe says:

    God is good–all the time. He has no favorites. His blood shed on the cross was shed for all who will accept Him and the salvation He provides for us.

  4. Joanne Christensen says:

    I thank God everyday for his grace, Love, forgivenessand what a blessing he is in our daily walk with him. Without him we are just dust. I lost my job and have not been able to get another one, I will be 62 next year. I am behind on rent and everybill I have. I am single and I nanny a couple times a week. Still I have been blessed so many times by Jesus and didn’t even know it. He always seems to pull through for me, even at the last minute. I can’t imagne my life (and don’t want to) without him. He is so caring and loving and forgives everyones sins, all we have to do is open our hearts and let him in. There is no greater Love in life than his. We are his children and no matter what we have done in life, pray, ask for forgiveness! Believe!

  5. Cheryl Smith says:

    Thank you Jesus I love you

  6. clara wilkes says:

    Thank You Billy and Franklin. GOD bless you both.

  7. Nora Ray says:

    I want to thank you Pastor Graham, You were such a great part of my christian life I was saved at 12 yrs old and then you came on the tv oh, how I was amazed at your teachings I love you for what you have done for me and my walk with Christ. I love my Lord so much and I know he has forgiven me of all of my sins thank you dear Jesus for dying for me.

  8. Patricia Conner says:

    Sounds wonderful.

  9. RUTH RORKE says:

    Wow I really like the way you described how we can be sure of eternal life.

  10. From Terry says:

    What does it mean to “live in Christ”? I am an admitted sinner, I know that Jesus is my Lord and Saviour, and that he died on the cross for my sin's, and I have been told that to be pardoned for my sin's I must “live in Christ”. Please explain what this phrase means. I know it is important to know. Thank-you. From Terry

    1. Mary says:

      I believe it goes “Christ lives in us.” When you accept Christ and ask for forgiveness the Holy Spirit comes and lives in you. You died to yourself and are reborn in the spirit. He is our helper in this life.

    2. Selina Asantewaa says:

      Terry, to live in Christ means to abstain from sin. Believing everything about Jesus Christ is not all, but the only thing Christ is expecting after believing in him is living on this earth righteously( abstaining from sins). Remember Christ Jesus stands for righteousness and the devil stands for evilness. If you abstain from sin, then you are in christ