I. God Exists
Look at the universe–this planet, our sense of justice (knowledge of right/wrong), the human body, or your DNA. God exists and it’s undeniable. Psalm 19:1 – The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
II. God is Holy, Perfect and Just.
God is holy. He is completely sinless and because God is good (Himself being the source of moral perfection), he must judge sin and render justice upon sinners after they die. Isaiah 6:3 – And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”
III. You are a Sinner
You have sinned. You have broken one or all of the 10 commandments – God’s Laws. Lying, dishonoring parents, hate, lust, theft, and the list goes on. You are guilty in the eyes of a perfect God. Romans 3:23 – for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
IV. The Penalty for Sin is Hell (Everlasting Punishment)
Your sins have separated you from God. Upon death, because you are guilty, God will render justice upon you. God’s punishment for sin is Hell. It does not matter how many good things you have done in life — if you are guilty, the punishment is Hell. Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death. Revelations 20:15 – And if anyone’s name was not found in the book of life, he was thrown into the Lake of Fire.
V. The Good News: Jesus Died and Paid for your sins!
God loved you so much that He sent His only Son to die on the cross for you. Jesus (who was fully God and fully human), lived a perfectly sinless life and died on the cross to pay for your sins. God’s wrath (anger) and judgement fell on Jesus. Jesus paid the penalty for your sins so that you can have eternal life! History shows that 3 days later, Jesus resurrected from the dead in victory. Jesus Christ is alive today, reigning in Heaven! Romans 5:8 – but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
VI. How can you be sure that you are going to Heaven?
In order to go to Heaven, the Bible says that you must repent (hate and turn from) your sins and personally believe in Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Jesus died for all your sins, past, present and future, but unless you personally accept His death as payment for YOUR sins, you will have to pay your own sins when you stand before God. You can pray to accept Jesus today! If you genuinely believe in Jesus as Lord God, you will become a Christian and can be assured that Heaven is your final home! Jesus’ righteousness will be imputed (credited) to you. John 3:36 – He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe in the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.