Dear Friend: There is good news for you at Calvary. It was upon Mount Calvary that Jesus died for you. He made it possible for you to be saved. Your joy or your sorrow for all eternity depends upon this vital question: Are you saved? I mean…are you sure you will go to Heaven when you die? It is not: Are you a member of some church?…but, Are you saved? It is not: How good are?…but, are you saved? The Good News is that you CAN know if you are Heaven bound by following these simple steps:
First, you must agree with God that you are a sinner. This is the BAD NEWS. God says that you are a sinner. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
There is no chance to be saved unless you come to realize that you are a sinner.
Because you are a sinner, you are condemned to die in your sin.
Second, understand that your sin is bad enough to condemn your soul in Hell forever. “For the wages of sin is death.” Romans 6:23 “Sin…bringeth forth death.” James 1:15
This means separation from God forever. How terrible! But God is a holy God and He will punish sin.
Third, believe that God loves you and proved His love in sending Jesus Christ to die for you.
“But God commendeth (proved) His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Fourth, accept eternal life as a free gift. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23
This is the great GOOD NEWS! Heaven is a free gift! It is undeserved, unearned and unmerited. It is free through Jesus Christ—the only one qualified to offer salvation. So, ask Him for it! The Word of God says, “For whosoever call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13
Right now, wherever you are, lift your heart to God in prayer. It does not take a long, loud prayer, for God is anxious to save you. Just say: “Dear God, I am a sinner, I am sorry. I repent, have mercy upon me, and save me for Jesus’ sake.” Now just take Him at His Word.
When you have done what He has asked, claim salvation by faith, according to His Word. Believe and “thou shalt be saved.” No church, no lodge, no good works, no one but Jesus only can save you.
You say, “Surely that is not all that is necessary to do to be saved.” Yes, it is, absolutely all. This is the Good News! Dear friend, believe it and follow it today. Now is the time—today is the day.
“Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” II Corinthians 6:2
God expects each believer to become a part of a loving New Testament church. The good news for you, dear friend, is that here at Calvary Baptist Bible Church, we care for you . Seek us out so that we can properly minister to you. We have ministries for all ages.
Let us hear about your salvation! For that’s the GOOD NEWS!
Calvary Baptist Bible Church
2200 W Nebraska Ave
Peoria, IL 61604