This has to be said because few ever seem to say it:

No one, and I mean NO ONE, will ever get to Heaven UNLESS they are born again. (John 3:3)

Going to church, being Catholic, or Presbyterian, or Methodist, or Baptist, or being of any other denomination or religious belief does NOT mean you will get to Heaven. We CANNOT earn our way to Heaven through good works or by going to church every Sunday, or just on holidays. Our faith in God saves us, and when we are saved, we, as Christians, as true believers, do good works. But good works are NOT the means of getting anyone into Heaven. (Eph. 2:8-9) Being loving and kind and generous to others is all part of being true believers.

We are saved by faith through Jesus Christ. (Eph. 2:8) To get to Heaven, one must accept Jesus Christ into his or her heart, making him Lord and Savior of your life. We must confess all of our sins and repent of them. We must acknowledge our belief in Him publicly and be baptized by immersion (NOT sprinkling, which is a false doctrine of the Catholic Church – babies do NOT need to be baptized. When people reach the age when they know right from wrong, then they should be baptized. Some say the age of eight is the acceptable age.).

Jesus said we must be born again, of water and of the Spirit. (John 3:5) Baptism is a public display of one’s acceptance of Jesus as the Messiah, that you identify with Him, with His death and resurrection. Being born again means you now have a personal relationship with Jesus, as you are now a child of God. Jesus is not a cold, unfeeling God, He loves us all, and He knows us all, inside and out. Heck, as part of the godhead, He created us. (John 1:1-5) No sin you have ever committed will be held against you, IF you confess your sins and turn away from ever doing them again. This is called repentance. No sin is too great or too horrible that He cannot forgive you.

When we are born again, our minds then are opened to God’s Truth as never before. The unsaved have closed minds and do not understand the Truth of Him, of His ways. When they read the Holy Bible, it means that they, the unsaved, have limited understanding of what it contains. Once a person is saved, that changes. Your mind will be opened.

Before the worst of the coming tribulation befalls us, accept Jesus now before it is too late. No matter where you are, any born again believer can baptize you if you cannot find an acceptable church whose pastor or minister will do it. The baptism of the Holy Spirit may come upon you in several ways, but usually it is by a believer laying hands upon you and praying for the Spirit of God to enter you.

There is also a baptism by fire, but I won’t go into that here. Just know that if you want to get to Heaven, you must be born again. It is your choice. God gave us that freedom. He won’t punish you or cut your head off if you don’t accept Him. He loves you.

Also, do NOT take the Mark of the Beast when it is put before you. If you do, you will face eternal damnation. Nothing can save you from going to Hell if you choose to accept Satan’s mark. The Bible is clear on this. (Rev. 14:9-11)

So okay. I’ll get off my soapbox now. I declare all these truths, in Jesus’ mighty name.

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