Making Sure of the Right Path to Heaven

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

The Word of God tells us that it is possible to be living in such a way that may seem right to that individual, but it will not get them to the right desired eternal destination. This is what happens when someone uses their own intellect to guide them, and not God’s Word – which He gave us for that purpose.

For other people who may not think that making a decision about Christ and salvation needs to be made right away, it only needs to be said that you cannot live your life going the wrong way and expect to end up at the right destination. It will not work, and none of us knows when we will enter eternity.

The Bible makes the way of eternal life very clear to those who will carefully read it and desire to know its truth. It also answers most questions about life and eternity. I also make it very plain on this website.

As far as going to Heaven is concerned, the Bible tells us that: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). The good thing is that this beloved verse is not difficult to understand. It means what it says: God loved the human race; He saw our dilemma because of our sin; He sent His Son to die for us and pay our sin-debt; and now if you believe on Christ for your salvation – He will give you eternal life.

The Bible verse for today tells us that in spite of its easy message, it is still easy to be deceived. Deceit is one of Satan’s favorite tools. This is extremely dangerous when it comes to Heaven or Hell. You need to make sure. Leave the guessing games to the gamblers, but don’t gamble with your soul. There is no second chance. No replay on life.

How can you be saved and know for sure? You must know what the Bible says. As I explain the Scriptures to you, you can read for yourself that I am not twisting them, but am telling you the way it is.

I want to offer you an eBook for free that I think will be helpful. In it, I talk about a group of religious leaders in Jesus’ day who were deceived. They thought they had the truth, but Christ showed them differently.

The eBook is entitled: “The Dangers of Bible Ignorance.” Read it with an open mind. Remember that Christ said, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). By this, He meant that the truth of salvation will set you free from the guilt of sin, from the penalty of sin, and from the doubt of your eternal destination.

Learn more about how to download my eBook, and make sure of your salvation. Learn more here.

God’s Key to Salvation in One Verse

The Cross Is Absolutely Essential to Our Salvation
The Cross Is Absolutely Essential to Our Salvation

Many people reading this post will know what Bible verse of salvation the title refers to, before I present it. That is because it also is one of the most well-known verses, and I am glad for the opportunity to talk about it today.

God never intended Bible salvation to be difficult to understand. The truth is clearly in the opposite direction. It is quite simple. In fact, so simple, that multitudes of people reject it because it sounds so simple that even a child can understand it. After all, didn’t Jesus say that children should be permitted “to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven” (Mt. 19:14)? This verse means that many children get this truth and will be saved, and many adults will not be saved – simply because they just won’t receive salvation the way God offers it. God makes it easy to understand because e wants all to have it.

The Key Verse of Salvation

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Christ spoke these precious words in a discussion with Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. Jesus referred to Himself as the One God gave to everyone on earth for their salvation. John the Baptist referred to Christ as “the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29).  Although God was desirous to send the promised Redeemer to Israel, God loved the whole world, and wanted to save all.

The reason Christ could save all people from their sin is because of Who He is – the “only begotten Son” of God. Now, it only makes sense that if all need to be saved, then everyone is already condemned! Because the Bible tells us: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Ro. 3:23), it is imperative that people everywhere understand that we are not good in God’s sight.

If we really were not so bad as to deserve Hell, then there was no need for Christ to die for us. But God sent Him to die, because God wanted to give us an opportunity to be saved.

One of the most important parts of this verse is the requirements it gives for salvation. Let me encourage you to reread the verse. It says that “whosoever believeth in him” will not perish. Simply believing on Christ is all that is needed to receive eternal life.

Believing Is More Than a Set of Facts

Now, please understand that when the Bible talks about the belief or faith that can save the soul, it is not talking about a mere intellectual understanding of a set of facts, although the facts cannot be neglected. Instead, it refers to an actual trust in Christ, letting Him do all the saving for you.

It is first an understanding that you are a sinner on your way to Hell. You have willfully sinned, and God must punish sin, all sin, in Hell. Then, you need to understand and believe that God in mercy sent Christ to pay the price your sin deserves, and He died for it. Christ was raised from the dead to reveal that all sins have been successfully paid for – including yours and mine.

As a result of understanding and believing these truths about Christ, you are sorry for your sin (rebellion against God and His commandments). You also know that God said that if anyone (“whosover”) comes to Him in prayer and sincerity, and desires to turn their life around and live for God, they can be saved.

Faith Also Means Receiving

How? Simply by asking God to forgive you because of the fact that Christ already paid it all for you. You, in faith, ask Christ to save and forgive you at the very moment you pray – and He will. Thank Him for it, and then begin to follow God and His Scriptures – the Bible.

If you have never asked Christ to save you, and you recognize your need for it, why not bow your head right now and ask Him to save you now? God loves you and He is ready to hear your prayer.

If you do ask Him to save you, I would like to hear about it.

For Salvation,
Evangelist Mike Valles

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Salvation – God’s Way

Christ died for us.
It took the Cross of Christ to save us.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

One of the most blessed things to know is that you are on your way to Heaven. Just as important is that you are not guessing about it, but that you know you have followed God’s plan of salvation.

The above verse is probably the best known Bible verse dealing with salvation, and it gives a very simple formula. It first shows us that God does love us. He loves us so much that He sent Christ to die for us.

He did not have to do it. When you think about it, though, it is important to realize that God does not make a mistake. If it took the death of Christ to ensure our possibility of going to heaven, then it also means that we were not going there in the first place – or He would not have had to die for us!

The Bible confirms this for us in Romans 3:10, where it says: “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” None of us would have made it if it were up to us. God is infinitely holy, and our sin prevents us from ever entering His holy Heaven.

Note also that we cannot earn our way to Heaven. It just is not possible to get there by being good or even by doing religious works. In John 3:16, the above verse, it declares that salvation is by believing only on what Christ has done for us.

What did He do? He paid for our sins. Not just some of them, but all of them – for all time. If you recognize your need of a Savior, Christ is just what you need. God sent Him to die for “whosoever.” This means there are no exceptions.

He loves you and wants to save you, but He will never force you. It is a choice you must make. Christ waits for you to tell Him you are sorry for your sin and to ask Him to come into your life and heart, and that you want to serve Him from now on. If you ask, He has said that you will “not perish, but have everlasting life.”