2. Do your best to live a clean, moral life.
3. Give to those in need.
4. Perform good works.
5. Try to keep the “Golden Rule.”
6. Tithe or give money to God’s work.
7. Church membership.
8. Regular church attendance.
10. Water Baptism.
11. Communion or the Lord’s Supper.
12. Birth into a Christian family.
14. Extreme Unction.
15. Trust the Lord Jesus Christ and him alone for your salvation.
is impossible for one to get to Heaven this way. One cannot be
justified by keeping the law. The Bible says:
“Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law” (Rom. 3:28).
No. 2 or 3—These
could never save you. The Scriptures say:
“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost” (Titus 3:5).
No. 4, 5, or 6—Any
type of works, no matter how
good or well
intended, cannot save anyone. The Bible emphatically states:
“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” (Eph. 2:8).
No. 7, 8, or 9—The
Bible again insists no one
can be saved by
“And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work” (Rom. 11:16).
No. 10 or 11—Water
and the Lord’s Supper are for those who are already
saved, not to obtain salvation. The Scriptures declare:
“But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness” (Rom. 4:5).
human bloodline cannot help save you. The Bible says:
“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: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (John 1:12-13).
No. 13 or 14—These
man-made doctrines and are not found in the Bible. Jesus said:
“But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” (Matt. 15:9).
the Lord Jesus Christ’s work on the cross is the
only way to Heaven. One must trust Christ and Him alone to be
eternally saved from sin. He is the only Savior. Jesus said:
“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).
The Bible declares nothing can save you except faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. You can do nothing to earn eternal life. You can only receive it by trusting in the work Christ has ALL READY done!
“And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses” (Acts 13:39).
No one can be righteous enough to gain eternal life. Therefore, the only way anyone can receive it is to be given righteousness as a gift.
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 6:23).
One receives this gift of life and righteousness when he believes the Lord Jesus Christ took all his sins on Himself and paid for them with His death and shed blood on the cross.
One does not receive eternal life by trying to live right or by doing good works. He can only receive it by believing the record God has given of His Son. Remember, if you disagree with these statements you are calling God a liar.
“He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son” (1 Jn. 5:10).
God, through Christ, has provided the means of being saved and going to heaven, but every man’s destiny depends upon his choice.
“He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (1 Jn. 3:18)
Doesn’t it make sense to believe for your salvation on the ONLY person to come back from the dead never to die again? Why not receive Him today so you can be sure of missing the horrors of Hell and go to Heaven?
God loves you and went to great lengths to provide you salvation, but you must repent and accept it for yourself. Why not accept Christ and the payment He has made in your behalf? There is no way you can pay the price yourself. If you accept His payment you can KNOW you have eternal life!
“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life,” (1 Jn. 5:13).
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Christ from reading this tract
or would like more information about salvation, please write to the address below.
Morton Publications, 4960 Morton Road, Sutton, WV 26601