You’ve probably figured out by now that I am a Christian. Jesus Christ is my Savior and Lord. I belong to Him, purchased by His precious blood on the cross. I trust in Christ and in Him alone for my eternal salvation. There’s no point in setting up a homestead and planning for your survival in this life if you haven’t yet figured out where you’ll be spending eternity. Eternity is infinity longer than the average human lifespan, which means that pondering your eternal fate is infinitely more important than undertaking any other activity you could possibly be doing for the next five minutes.

Only Jesus Is the Savior of the World. We All Need Jesus.

Before going bananas scouring Zillow for land, ordering survival seeds, or stocking the shelves of your root cellar, ask yourself, if you were suddenly standing before the judgment throne of God, what would happen to your soul? Would God invite you to live with Him forever in paradise or would He sentence you to the lake of fire, infamously known as Hell?

I can’t imagine that anyone, in their right mind, would want to spend eternity in the Lake of Fire. Even people who say that they’d rather go to Hell because their friends will be there, deep down, would rather live in eternal bliss than eternal agony. I’m guessing that you, dear reader, would rather spend eternity in comfort and abundance, not in a pit of torture.

You would, therefore, ask God to send you to eternal paradise. What if God then asked you why you deserve to enter paradise? Perhaps you would say it’s because of your life achievements, contributions to society, good looks, wealth, athleticism, volunteer efforts, intellect, creativity, work ethic, and church attendance. If this is the case, then you’re in for a disappointment. There is only one way by which God will grant a human access to heaven. The way is Jesus. Do you belong to Jesus? Have you put your faith in Christ alone?

Why Can’t God Accept Me the Way I Am?

God’s standard for entrance into heaven is perfection. Total holiness. You are not perfect. I am not perfect. No human is perfect. Romans 3:23 tells us all humans have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. If you have sinned even once, you do not meet God’s standard to enter heaven.

There is nothing you and I, or any other human, can do to make ourselves perfect. We cannot take away our own sins. Even if you died to pay for your sins, your death would not be enough.

Who, Then, Can Enter Heaven? How Can Anyone Be Saved?

Only Jesus is perfect, and thereby, only Jesus is worthy to enter heaven. The only way any human can be saved from eternal suffering and enter heaven is by trusting in Jesus. 

What’s So Special About Jesus?

Jesus is both human and God, a boast no one else can make. The debt for human sin is so big that only God can pay the price. Because Jesus is both God and human, only His death satisfies our sin debt. Only Jesus, because He is God and human, can bridge the gap between God and humans. Only Jesus, because he is God and human, is worthy to enter heaven, and only He can open the door of heaven for us to enter in.

Jesus is the way, the only way, to salvation (Acts 4:12). “Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me” (John 14:6, NKJV).

What Must I Do To Be Saved?

You can be saved for eternity, at this very moment, by simply trusting that Jesus Christ paid for all your sins when He died on the cross. The minute you believe that Jesus came to Earth in the flesh, died for your sins, and was raised to life, God credits Christ’s perfection to you and fills you with the Holy Spirit. Then, and only then, are you fit to be in God’s presence. Then, the Father welcomes you, as his child, to live with Him forever in paradise (John 1:12).

All I Have to Do Is Believe? It Seems Too Easy.

Yup. God doesn’t want anyone to suffer eternal punishment (3 Peter 3:9), so He made salvation as simple as possible. Just believe. That’s all you have to do. Believe that Christ died for your sins according to the scriptures, and that He was buried, and that he rose again on the third day according to the scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).

Believe, receive the Holy Spirit, and be saved for eternity!

What Happens If I Reject Jesus?

The greatest sin a human can commit is unbelief in Jesus. Unbelief is the only sin God will not forgive. The Bible tells us that those who reject Jesus as Savior will suffer eternal punishment and separation from God (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9).

I Believe That Jesus Alone Is Savior. Now What?

Keep believing that Jesus is the only way to God.

Listen to the Holy Spirit. God promises to send the Spirit to all who belong to Jesus (Romans 8:9). The Holy Spirit dwells with each believer, seals us for the day of resurrection, and teaches us God’s ways as we follow Jesus (John 14:23-26, Ephesians 4:30).

Turn away from living for this life and from trusting in your own efforts, personal beliefs, false religions, and the things of this world to save you and make you happy (Acts 2:38, 2 Chronicles 7:14).

Live as a child of God, talking to Him continually in prayer. Listen to Him by studying His Word, the Bible, daily. Worship God and pursue friendships with other believers. Try joining a church.

Do as Christ commands in His great commission, and tell everyone about Jesus. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:19-20, KJV).

Keep watching and praying for the blessed appearance of Christ, at which time we will all receive resurrected bodies, just as Christ lives in a resurrected body (1 Corinthians 15:52-54).

Favorite Resources for Studying the Bible

There are many good Bible study tools on the internet. These are just a few to get you started.

BibleGateway
Free online Bible in multiple translations. The audio Bible feature lets you listen to the Bible anywhere.

Blue Letter Bible
A great tool for studying the Bible, comparing different translations, doing an in-depth word study, and more.

E-Sword
A downloadable study tool that lets you locate Bible passages, commentaries, and dictionary entries.

Bible Hub
All kinds of searchable Bible tools.

BibleRef
Easy to understand Bible commentary.

Logos
Free Bible study software. Upgrades are available for purchase.

Favorite Bible Teachers, Lecture Series, and Studies

Understanding God’s word does not come naturally to our human minds. Sometimes we need guidance, as did the Ethiopian eunuch who asked Philip the Evangelist to explain the scroll of Isaiah to him (Acts 8:31-32).

The best teacher and guide we have is the Holy Spirit. Thankfully, the Holy Spirit has also gifted some believers with the skill of teaching God’s word and explaining to others how to study it for themselves. I’ve listed a few of my favorite Bible teachers below. All the people on this list are human, and thereby, subject to human error. I don’t agree with everything they teach, but I have benefited enough from these teachers to create this list. Always check any teachings you hear against the Bible, and ask God to reveal the truth to you.

Dr. Andy Woods
Free lectures on Sugarland Bible Church website and YouTube.

Dr. Ken Johnson
Free studies and live videos about the Bible and extrabiblical Dead Sea Scrolls available on his Bible Facts website and YouTube. Dr. Johnson’s books are very interesting and affordable for the quality of research.

Verse-by-Verse Ministry International
Verse-by-verse Bible studies from the late Steven Armstrong and others on the website and YouTube.

Michael Pearl
Pearl posts instructional Bible teachings available on his YouTube channel. He has also written many books, and you can support many evangelistic ministries through his website.

Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum
Fruchtenbaum has made many books and resources from a Messianic Jewish perspective available at, Ariel.org. Several churches have posted free lectures from him on their YouTube channels. A collection of free lecture series can be found here.

Pastor Tim Henderson
Pastor Tim shares End Times news, passionate gospel presentations, and sermons on various websites and YouTube.

Scripture Memorization and Bible Teachings for Kids and Adults

One of the best ways to commit Bible verses to memory is through songs. I use the following resources to teach scripture to my children, and I end up learning lots too.

My Father’s World
A wonderful Christian homeschool curriculum. MFW teaches children academics while grounding them in God’s truths. Website here.

Seed Family Worship
Media and memory verse songs are available on their Seeds Family Worship website and YouTube channel.

Bible Mom
YouTube videos that teach simple object lessons and Bible memorization. It’s like having a Sunday School teacher in your home.

The Torchlighters – Heroes of the Faith

Short movies about persecuted Christians throughout history. Available on The Torhclighters website and YouTube.

Vision Video
The Vision Video website and YouTube channel host educational and entertaining Christian videos for kids and adults. Our family can’t get enough of Pilgrim’s Progress.

Superbook
All kinds of Bible resources for kids. Our favorite is the Superbook TV show, full episodes available on the Superbook website and YouTube.

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