Salvation - knowing for sure that you are going to heaven. So many people walk throughout life, not knowing the answer to the simple question, "Do you know if you are going to Heaven?" Many people say that they are, however, when it comes to their reasoning they are way off. They say that it's because they are a good person, they have done little wrong, or they "just will". Unfortunately, these aren't the right answers. The Holy Bible, God's Word, has the answers to this pressing question, How do I know that I am going to heaven when I die? 

Let's begin.

We live in a broken world, surrounded by broken lives, broken relationships and broken systems.

This brokenness is seen in suffering, violence, poverty, pain and death around us.

God's Design.

In contrast to the brokenness, we also see beauty, purpose and evidence of design all around us.

The Bible tells us that God originally planned a world that worked perfectly - where everyone and everything fit together in harmony.

{"And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." Genesis 1:31}

God made each of us with a purpose - to worship Him and walk with Him.

{"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth his handywork." Psalms 19:1}


Life doesn't work when we ignore God and His original design for our lives.

We selfishly insist on doing things our own way, which the Bible calls sinWe all sin and distort the original design. {"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23}

The consequences of our sin is separation from God - in this life and for all of eternity. {"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23}


Sin leads to a place of brokenness. We see this all around us and in our own lives as well.

When we realize that life is not working, we begin to look for a way out - going different directions and trying different things just to figure it out.

{"Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever." Romans 1:25}

Brokenness leads to a place of realizing a need for something greater.

The Good News.

Because of His love, God did not leave us in our brokenness. Jesus, God in human flesh, came to us and lived perfectly according to God's Design.

{"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}

Jesus came to rescue us - to do for us what we could not do for ourselves. He took our sin and shame to the cross, paying the penalty of our sin by His death. Jesus was then raised from the dead to provide the only way for us to be rescued and restored to a relationship with God.

{"For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4}

Repent and Believe.

Simply hearing this Good News is not enough.

We must admit our sinful brokenness and stop trusting in ourselves. We don't have the power to excape this brokenness on our own - we need to be rescued!

{"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9}

We must ask God to forgive us - turning from sin to trust only in Jesus. This is what it means to repent and believe.

Believing, we receive new life through Jesus and God turns our lives in a new direction.

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

Recover and Pursue.

When God restores our relationship to Him, we begin to discover meaning and purpose in a broken world. Now we can pursue God's Design in all areas of our lives.

Even when we fail, we understand God's pathway to be restored - this same Good News of Jesus.

God's Spirit empowers us to recover His Design and assures us of His presence in this life and for all of eternity. {"For it is God which worth in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure." Philippians 2:13}

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