How to Get to Heaven
If you want to know for certain that you'll go to heaven, click on
Billy Graham's presentation of "Steps to Peace with God"
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The Vacuum in Your Heart
"There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God the Creator, made known by Jesus Christ." --Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
Cannot Save Ourselves
The first thing we need to understand is we cannot save ourselves. Imagine being on a ship in the middle of the
As you are about to go under for the last time, a helicopter appears miraculously out of nowhere. The rescue squad inside the helicopter throws out a rope and lassoes your hand, pulling you out of the water just seconds before the sharks move in for the kill. The helicopter flies you back to shore, where you receive treatment in the hospital.
After you recover, you begin to brag about how you saved yourself. "I'm really proud of my hand. This hand saved me. Let me tell you how I found the helicopter in the middle of the ocean..."Just like we can't save ourselves if we were stranded in the
Stop Trying to Save YourselfA boy was drowning in a lake. His mother couldn't swim, so she called for someone to help. A man stood nearby but made no effort to save him. As the boy was going down for the last time, the man dove into the water and rescued him. The mother asked, "Why did you wait to save him?" The man replied, "As long as he was trying to save himself, he would have dragged me down with him. But when he stopped trying to save himself—then I could save him.
The Gift Must Be Received
The work has been done on the cross. The blood has been shed. The price has been paid. The only thing left is for the forgiveness to be received by you.
I could offer to give you a hundred dollar bill by holding it out with my hand. But until you reach out and take it from me, it will never be yours. The same is true with God's forgiveness. Until you receive it, it's not yours. (Kent Crockett, The 911 Handbook, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2003, 55)