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Is hell real?  Well, according to a recent survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, Americans are much more likely to believe that there is a heaven than that there is a hell.  According to their research, only 59 percent of Americans believe that hell is real, while approximately 74 percent of Americans believe that there is a heaven.

But doesn’t a belief in heaven usually go along with a belief in hell?  Well, the reality is that American clergy have increasingly avoided the topic of hell in recent years.

Reverand Fred Johns, the pastor of Brookview Wesleyan Church in Irondale, Alabama recently made the following honest admission about why American preachers avoid the topic of hell so much:

“It’s out of fear we’ll not appear relevant,” he admitted. “It’s pressure from the culture to not speak anything negative. I think we’ve begun to deny hell. There’s an assumption that everybody’s going to make it to heaven somehow.”

The shocking truth is that in the vast majority of churches across the United States, any discussion of hell has almost completely disappeared. Even in most evangelical churches, the reality of hell is rarely mentioned any longer as even evangelical churches now consider the idea of hell to be “too negative” to preach from the pulpit.

A number of months ago, the San Francisco Chronicle published an article entitled “Hell losing its fire in American sermons” that contained some very revealing quotes.

For example, the Chronicle quoted Bruce Shelley, a senior professor of church history at Denver Theological Seminary as saying this: “Churches are under enormous pressure to be consumer-oriented. Churches today feel the need to be appealing rather than demanding.”

The Chronicle also quoted Bill Faris, the pastor of Crown Valley Vineyard Christian Fellowship as saying this: “It isn’t sexy enough anymore.”

Hell isn’t “sexy” enough anymore?

What in the world?

For those who are familiar with the changing Christian landscape in the United States, this actually should not come as much of a surprise. The truth is that churches are increasingly becoming “consumer oriented” with much more of an emphasis on improving the quality of this current life rather than considering what will happen in the next life.

But is hell actually real?

Are there people who have died who are there right now?

Well, there is one man who is traveling throughout the United States that says that he has actually been there.

Bill Wiese claims that he was actually in hell for 23 minutes, and that it was the most unforgettable experience of his entire life.  Now he travels America describing the unspeakable misery that lost souls have to endure there.

Bill Wiese claims that he witnessed the searing flames of hell, felt total isolation, experienced the putrid smell of rotting flesh, heard deafening screams of agony, and saw terrifying demons.

At the end of Bill Wiese’s experience, he claims that the strong hand of God lifted him out of the pit.

He also says that Jesus told him this: “Tell them I am coming very, very soon!”

It took him about a year just to settle down from his experience in hell. After his life changing ordeal, he spent seven years studying the Scriptures to find answers about what he experienced there.

The reality is that everyone is curious about what the afterlife is like, and in the video linked to below, Wiese shares his insights to commonly asked questions such as these:

* Is hell a literal burning place?

* Where is hell?

* Do you have a body in hell?

* Are there degrees of punishment in hell?

* Are there children in hell?

* Can demons torment people in hell?

* Can “good” people go to hell?

So before you completely dismiss the idea of hell, perhaps you should watch this video.

But is it fair that some people are going to be sent to hell?

Have you ever thought about that question much, because the reality is that it is a very important question.

Is it really and truly fair that some people are going to hell instead of heaven?

After all, why not just let everyone into heaven and make everyone happy?

It’s a fair question.

So what is the answer?

Well, one concept that is incredibly clear in the Scriptures is that God seems to really value the idea of meaningful choice.

It appears that it was very important to God to create humanity with free will and to hold us responsible for the choices that we have made.

After all, if we did not have free will we would just be a bunch of robots.

And robots cannot love, so in order to have real love you need people who can make real choices.

God gave us the ability to love and the ability to do good or to do evil.

But if there was never any consequences for evil, what would that say about God?

Let’s illustrate this with a scenario…..

Imagine that your mother was just raped and tortured brutally by some sick, twisted, perverted man who had been doing the same thing to other women for years upon years.

How would you feel if that actually happened?

It is quite likely that you would be exploding with anger. You probably would not even be able to see straight because of your anger. Your very soul would be absolutely crying out for justice.

But then you receive some good news – the rapist has been caught by police and now he is going to go before the judge.

You feel (perhaps naively) that now you are going to get some real justice.

However, at the trial, the judge dismisses all the charges and says to the rapist: “Well, you made a few little mistakes, but you are alright with me dude……let’s go hit the bars. I need a drink. Case dismissed!”

Now how would that make you feel?

What would you think about that judge?

Well, the truth is that evil deserves to be punished, and any judge that refuses to punish evil is a wicked judge.

What if God said this to Adolf Hitler: “Ah I see you killed six million Jews, but I’m cool with that……come and let me show you around your mansion.”

Would God say that?

Of course God would never say that!

Anyone who thinks God is like that is totally delusional.

The truth is that God is a God of perfect love AND a God of perfect justice.

Evil deserves to be punished, and God is most certainly going to punish it.

Imagine if all the serial killers, rapists and all the other most horrible criminals that you can think of got away with their wickedness not only here on earth but also in eternity as well.

Would that be fair?

Would that be just?

Imagine if all child rapists got away with their wicked crimes and never, ever, ever received any punishment for them.

Would that be fair?

Would that be just?

Of course not.

The truth is that everyone is going to face the justice of God some day.

Are you ready for that?

The truth is that most people raise this issue because they don’t want to be accountable to God or to anyone else.

The reason that so many critics of Christianity bring this up is that people do not trust God’s punishment to be just.

But God IS going to be perfectly just.

But most of us do not like to think that we deserve any punishment.

Those who are guilty rarely think they deserve their punishment, while those who are on the outside looking in usually feel that the guilty deserve even more punishment.

To illustrate this, take a trip to a prison some time and ask the inmates if they got what they deserved.  The truth is that the vast majority of them would not would admit that they got what they deserved.

But most of them did get what they deserved, and some day we will stand before God and He will judge us.

So what do we truly know about the coming judgment?

Well, the Scriptures do tell us that there will be varying levels of judgement:

Matthew 11:20-24

Then Jesus began to denounce the cities in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent. “Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths. If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you.”

So is your judgment going to be the same as that for Satan or for the person next to you?

The Scriptures seem to indicate that it will not be.

God is just, and we can trust God that all of his judgments will be perfectly just. We do not need to worry about that.

But the reality is that the Scriptures very clearly tell us that there is punishment for sin. Just consider the following portion of Scripture…..

Revelation 20:10-15

And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gaveup the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

That does not sound like a pleasant scene.

So is there any good news?

Yes!

As we mentioned previously, God is a God of perfect love and a God of perfect justice.

God loves you and He sent His Son to die for you on the cross.

Jesus took your punishment on Himself at the cross.

Jesus paid for all the sins of mankind as He suffered and died on the cross.

You see, being a man, Jesus could die for the sins of men.

And being God, Jesus could die for an infinite number of sins.

The truth is that we all stand guilty before God, but out of His great love for us, Jesus willingly died in our place and took the penalty for our sins.

What incredible love!

Justice has been satisfied, so now God can offer you forgiveness of your sins and eternal life as a free gift.

If you will ask Jesus into your life, you can have eternal life in heaven with Him, and that is amazing news!

It is those who receive the gift of forgiveness that Jesus purchased for us that will have eternal life in heaven…..

I John 5:11-13

And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

For more information about how you can invite Jesus into your life and have your sins forgiven, we would encourage you to check this information out:

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  • Stan A

    What a bunch of delusional hogwash. God is not “perfect” if “he” made the fallacy of free will. People DON’T have free will. That’s a myth. EVERYTHNIG EVEYBODY does is a product of interpersonal interrpretation and justified 100% in THEIR mind. Even Hitler “thought” he was d oing the right thing at the time. Evil exists solely as as a fulcrum pint of justice in YOUR opinion. Not olong ago it was considered a “SIN” to show the freeking LEGS of a coffee table otherwise the “sin of the flesh” would put you in HELL. I say BS to the whole load of crap! Oh, right God Made “everything” and God is perfeect…but what he makes is NOT perfect. How perfect is that? Or is it perfect? The Robot thing is pure garbage. Riiiight…We’d all be robots…Take Dog Breeds for example. Some are bred nicer than others with different traits. The fact is….stupid christians,,,that people are a VIOLENT BREED because GOD MADE YOU THAT WAY. He could have made people docile like Rabbits…but Rabbits are not Robots (although he spelling is very close…) Ridiculous. God MAde everythnig…and he MAde free will. Your free will IS PEFERCT because GOD MADE IT THAT WAY!!!! Wake up and

  • Larry E

    Father, help us to be more like You, to know You and to want to be closer to You. Forgive us where we fail You, Father, for we know not what we do or say. Father, give us the wisdom and desire to admit our sins, repent and accept Jesus as our Saviour, King of Kings!
    Let us Praise Your name, Father, and love one another as You love us. It is Your Face we seek Lord, even if we don’t know it. Father, thank You for Your eternal forgiveness and for sending Your only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross so that we may live! We love You, Father. Amen

  • Hell Is real Don’t be fooled.
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    People don’t like to hear about hell. But I’m here to tell you that if Jesus is not your Lord and Savior, you are on your way to hell. Some of you will be upset at this bad news. You think that I’m all gloom and doom. Tell me this…if your house were on fire, would you want me to let you know? Of course you would. You’d probably thank me for telling you. Well, if you go to hell, YOU will be the one on fire.
    Hell may not be a politically correct topic these days, but many people enter hell everyday. Out of the 120,000 people that die everyday, most end up in hell. Hell is a real place despite the fact that people laugh and say that they want to go there. They simply don’t understand how terrible hell is. Just because you’ve never seen hell doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. We have a searing, accurate description of what hell is like in God’s word. (We’ll get to some scriptures in a minute) Hell is awful and if you don’t believe in Jesus, you’d better get on the stick or else that’s going to be your eternal destination.

    Satan, the god of this world, WILL NOT always cause havoc. His doom is already foretold, “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” (Revelation 20:10)

    Did you know that if you do not belong to Jesus Christ you belong to Satan? You don’t have to be a card carrying Satanist to serve Satan. You don’t have to be a murderer, drunkard or drug addict, either. All you have to do is ignore Jesus Christ. If you don’t have Jesus today, you are deceived and hell bound–you are a child of hell, a child of the devil.

    How many times have I heard someone say, “A loving God wouldn’t put His creatures in hell.” Well I have news for you, friend, God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance (II Peter 3:9). Know ye not that hell was not created for man? Hell was created for the devil and his angels–

    Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, PREPARED FOR THE DEVIL AND HIS ANGELS. (Matthew 25:41)
    Men go to hell because they choose the devil’s way and reject the Lord Jesus Christ. God is holy and will not allow any sin in His kingdom. As a result, when people die in their sins they are forever banished from the presence of God to a fiery place called hell–a place of shame, contempt, and torment. Incidentally, Satan won’t be ruling in the lake of fire. He’ll be condemned and tormented just like everybody else–

    the devil…shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. (Revelation 20:10)
    Think about this…God, out of profound love for you–a vile sinner who has transgressed His commandments–let His own beautiful, dear Son be sacrificed for YOUR sins! Jesus wasn’t a sinner. He didn’t sin one time. He didn’t die for Himself. He died for you. To save YOU. That’s why He is called the Saviour. Because He SAVES from hell! If you reject His sacrifice and trod it underfoot it should not be too hard for you to understand that the same God who sacrificed His beloved Son will expeditiously cast your rebellious hind parts into hell and the lake of fire. NOTHING unclean will ever enter God’s heaven–and all unregenerate people are unclean. I too was once dead in trespasses and sins, but one lovely day I turned my face to Jesus and got washed in the blood. You can too–no matter what you’ve done.

    Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:18
    God does not want you in hell! Jesus came to save you from that horrible place! Get right with Jesus and you won’t go there! Look at these scriptures:

    As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die… (Ezekiel 33:11)

    The Lord is…not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (II Peter 3:9)

    The Bible says that God loves you so much that the Creator of this universe (Jesus Christ) came to “taste death” for every man. Jesus wasn’t just some baby for a manger scene. He is God come in the flesh to destroy the power of death and hell–He holds the keys, people! If you say yes to Jesus, hell won’t be your final destination. If you say no to Jesus, hell will be your eternal home. There is no getting out and no comfort–it’s everlasting.

    Regardless of whether you believe it or not, hell exists and the Bible says that it is never full. I’ve heard folks say that hell is not mentioned in the Bible or that hell is just the grave. Well, let’s take a look at what the Bible says. Here are a few scriptures that deal with hell and the lake of fire (at the final judgment, hell, death and those not written in the book of life will be cast into the lake fire):

    Matthew 25:41 (Jesus speaking to people at final judgment), …Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.

    Revelation 14:11, And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night…

    Revelation 20:12, 15, And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life…And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

    Matthew 10:28, And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

    Luke 12:5, But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which AFTER he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

    Matthew 18:8, 9 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or feet to be cast into everlasting fire. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

    Matthew 25:46, And these shall go away into EVERLASTING punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

    II Thessalonians 1:9 Who shall be punished with EVERLASTING destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.

    Isaiah 66:24, And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be abhorring unto all flesh.

    Mark 9:44 (speaking of hell), Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

    Jude 7, Sodom and Gomorrha…are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

    Matthew 22:13, …Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    Matthew 13:41-42, The Son of man (Jesus) shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

    Revelation 21:8, But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

    Psalm 9:17, The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

    Isaiah 14:99-11, 15 (referring to Lucifer), Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee…all they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee…thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

    Daniel 12:2, And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and EVERLASTING contempt.

    The following is a true story as told by the Lord Jesus in Luke 16:19-31:

    19. There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
    20. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,

    21. And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

    22. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

    23. And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

    24. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

    25. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

    26. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

    27. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:

    28. For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

    29. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

    30. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.

    31. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

    Sinner, you will either TURN from your sins to Jesus or you will BURN for your sins. You will repent or perish. If you reject the Lord Jesus Christ, you will be tormented in the flames forever without a single, solitary hope. Hell is real.
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    The the three words of this title come from Luke13.5,which reads Except ye Repent,ye shall all likewise perish. ” plainly,then,the tragic alternative to repentance is eternal perdition. In view of this fact,it is extreamly important that everone know what epentance is and how it is accomplished.

    Repentance is more than reformation.
    To reform is to improve one’s chacter or conduct; to become better; to behave better; to give up misconduct;to make better by removing faults or defects.” one who genuninly reforms wills will,from that momet on,live a better life. And certanily this is to be desired. However,reformation falls short in at least one vital particular—– it does nothing about the past. It leaves upon the pages of God’s record of all sins that a person has commited. Consequntly,it leaves the sinner still under the sentence of eternal death. Suppose that a criminal who has been guilty of many and various offenses against the law decides to reform. From that momet on,he determins to be a law-abiding citzen. This world would be commendable, but it would not absolve him from his past crimes, unless he is given a pardon.The same is true of the sinner in relation to his past sins.

    What is repentance?

    Repentance is, fisrst of all, a turning away from all sin. And, so far as this first aspect is concerned,it closely resembles reformation. But repentance further involves turning to God,in believing prayer, for forgiveness and cleansing from all sins.Such a prayer is not necesarilyy vocal,but it usually is. The repentant person confesses to God that he is a sinner and asks forgiveness. If he obeys the gospel,he rest assured that God will forgive,for His word promises,” If we confess our sins he is faitful and just to forgive our sins” ( 1John1:9).

    The Basics of Repentance.

    How is genuine repentance brought about? Paul explained, ” For Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation” ( 2 Corthians7:10) Before a person can repent, he must feel sorrow. For someone to be sorry merly because of his sins has been found out,or because they have brought trouble him,is not enough. He must be sorry because he has broken the commandments of God,spurned His Gospel,and thereby grieved Him days without number. such Godly sorrow is the only motivating for for real repentance.

    Repentance and the Holy Ghost Baptism.

    A person cannot receive the Holy Ghost before repentance,Jesus said that the “World” could not receive this experiance (John14:17). He meant that those unwilling to give up the carnal things of this world,through repentance,could not receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Peter made the plain in Acts2:38—- ” Repent,and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” It was not accident he mentionted repentance first. In God’s divine order,repentance must precede water baptsim and receiving the Holy Ghost. The requirements for receiving the Holy Spirit are repentance and faith. In many cases, those who tarry for this spiritual experiance without receiving it simply have not repented. If and when this is true,it is useless for such a one to praise God with the expectation of receiving the Holy Ghost.He should first repent and claim God’s promise of forgiveness. As his burdens lift love and mercy, he will naturally begine to worship God. And God will pour out His Spirit this repentant,believing,worshiping soul!

    Time for Repentance is Limited.

    The time to repent is strickly limited by the extent of earthly life.There can be no repentance after death.Since it is the normal course of events no one knows how long he will live,it is perlious indeed to procrastinate. The bible declares, ” it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement” ( Hebrews 9:27). The time of repentance is further limited by the duration of a person’s capablitly of being impressed by conviction. A continuted refusual to repent when called by God’s Spirit brings hardness of heart. Pual spoke of people who were past feeling (Ephesians4:19). Such people no longer feel God’s Spirit leading them to serve Him. They have lost all desire for repentance. The apostle also asked the question: ” Deepest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing the goodnes of God that leadeth to rentance?”( Romans2:4). Think of the goodness of God to you,and surely you heart will be inclined toward repentance. The Lord is “not willing that any would persih but that all should should come to repentance” (2Peter3:9) James4:14 why,do you even know what will happen tomorrow. what is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Don’t say oh I’ll wait untill tomorrow or next Sunday to repentant at chuch. no you’re deciving yourself, no one is guarenteed tommorrow., the bible says today is the day of Salvation.
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    Don’t be caught Dead without Jesus.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4mZXfRMI0U
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    Prayer to God and command against satan

    COMMAND AGAINST SATAN

    “Satan, I close every door that I have opened to you and I renounce every activity I have partaken with you. In Jesus name, I submit myself to God. I resist you and command you to flee from me, as it is written in James 4:7! I remind you that you are defeated by the power of the cross–and with the authority given to me by Jesus Christ I command you and force you to leave me right now!”

    PRAYER TO GOD

    “Father, I receive Your breath of Life into my mortal body now. I lift up my hands to You, to receive it; I fix my hopes on it and turn my life completely over to You. From this day forth I pray that you will give me the grace and wisdom to guard my heart diligently, to obey You and to resist every scheme of the enemy. I commit all I am to You and I have full faith that You are able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all I could ever ask or think. Lord, send me the help I need now. Show me the way.

    I thank you for the love that you have lavished upon me and I pray that for the rest of my life, I will show that same love, mercy and forgiveness to all those around me. Amen!”
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    Prayer of Salvation., avoid Hell.
    What is the New Birth?

    Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:3).

    Jesus made this statement to a man named Nicodemus who was a ruler of the Jews. Nicodemus had heard Jesus preaching about a new kind of kingdom, and he came to ask Jesus questions about it. Jesus told him that the way to enter this new kingdom was to be born again.

    Nicodemus asked Him the same question you or I might ask: How can a man be born again? Can he enter into his mother’s womb again? Jesus explained to Nicodemus that the new birth He was talking about was not physical but spiritual. It was the beginning of a new life in a new kingdom.

    Jesus answered, Verily, Verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again (John 3:5-7).

    When Jesus was talking to Nicodemus, He used an illustration Nicodemus could easily understand. A newborn baby entering its life was a perfect illustration of a person beginning a new life with God.

    Jesus called it being born again—a new birth. He also called it being saved. These terms all mean the same thing. What we call this remarkable experience isn’t as important as understanding the God made a way to bring us back to Him and give us new life!

    They that are whole need not a physician: but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance (Luke 5:32).

    The way back to God is to acknowledge our need of a Savior and to accept what Jesus Christ did on our behalf. God saw us in our state of spiritual death, and through Jesus Christ provided a way back into relationship with Him.

    God’s love for us is not based upon our ability to come to Him on our own merits. It is based on our acceptance that Jesus Christ paid the price for our sins…and there is nothing more for us to do.

    For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10:13).

    Salvation has been freely offered to everyone. Anyone who will acknowledge their need of a Savior and accept Jesus Christ as that Savior can be saved.

    These three steps are essential to salvation:

    REPENT: to repent means to turn around, to go in a new direction.

    What do we need to turn from? We need to turn form our life-style of sin and separation from God. We need to turn from living our lives our own way and from being our own god.

    What do we turn to? We turn to God who loves and cares for us. We turn to faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior.

    BELIEVE: What is it that we must believe? We are told in the Bible we must believe that not only did Jesus shed His blood and die for us, but that he rose again from the dead and is alive today.

    That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God have raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:9-10)

    CONFESS: With the mouth confession is made unto salvation. What is it that we say? We must say what we believe—that Jesus is our Savior. We must say what the Bible says about us—that God is our Father and we have become His children.

    But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name (John 1:12).

    Throughout the ages mankind has sought eternal life, never understanding that we are already eternal beings, destined to live forever somewhere. To live forever in a state of separation from God is a frightening thought. You can make sure that you are right with God by turning to Him and praying this prayer:

    “God, I am a sinner in need of a Savior. I REPENT, and I ask you to forgive me of all my sin.

    “I BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is your Son, that He shed His blood so I might be forgiven, that He rose again from the dead, and He is coming back again.

    “I CONFESS Him now as my Savior. I will live for you as you show me how. Amen.”

    By believing in Jesus Christ and receiving Him as your Savior, you will turn your life in a new direction. You can be at peace with God knowing you will live forever with Him.

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    By repenting and turing away from your sins requires daily repentance., Paul said I repent daily., you must repent and be born again if you want to avoid hell and make it to heaven.
    And dont ever think God want know if you’re not being sincear because each and every one of us was created in His image., don’t you think if you created a clay sculpture yourself? that you would know everything about it., well in the same way God created you., I want you to understand something God is a God of Love., Hell was not created for us it was crreated for the devil and his angels.,the scripture says that God wishes for non of us to perish but that all would come to repentance., if God didn’t love us He wouldn’t have sent His one and only Son to Die on the cross for us., it was for no reason that He shed His blood and His return is very very close. so be preapared to meet Him.,

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