HOW TO BE A CHRISTIAN
life is brief
James 4:14 "Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away."
Job 9:26 "They pass by like swift ships, like an eagle swooping on its prey."
Life, at the longest, is very brief and it is for this reason preparation for eternity must be made TODAY.
death is sure
Hebrews 9:27 "And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment."
Romans 5:12 "Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned."
Death comes to everyone, and it comes when you least expect it. Age is no factor in death. In fact all of us are one heart beat away from death all of the time.
judgement is certain
Romans 14:10 "But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ."
Jude 14b, 15a "Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all..."
Jesus Christ will be the judge of every person, and the most important thing at the judgment will be what you did with Jesus Christ on earth...Did you accept or reject Him?
eternity is long
For those who have received Jesus as Lord and Saviour:
John 3:16 "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 those who have rejected Jesus as Lord and Saviour:
Mark 3:29 "But he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation"
Death will soon be a reality to each of us and the only thing that matters then, is what we did with Jesus Christ in this life.
Have you made preparation for heaven? If not, you are headed for hell. Man is an eternal being and will spend eternity in heaven or hell. It is for this reason that Jesus said in Matthew 16:26, "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?"
prepare to meet god
A. Believe with all of your heart that Jesus Christ died to pay your sin debt. Acts 16:31, "So they said, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household."
B. Have faith in Jesus Christ to save you and repent of your sins. Acts 20:21, "Testifying to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ."
C. Invite Jesus into your life to be your Lord. Rev 3:20, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me."
pray this prayer
Dear God, I know that I have sinned and I am sorry for my sins. I believe Jesus died for my sins and rose again. Forgive me of my sins and come into my heart and save me.