Knowing your sins are forgiven and you are ready for heaven is as simple as the following steps:
A. Admit you have sinned…
“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”
(1 John 1:8)
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
B. Believe in Jesus…
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish,
but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
C. Confess and leave your sin…
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us
from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
You might want to use the following prayer as a guide:
“Lord Jesus, I acknowledge that I’m a sinner, and I’m sorry for my sin.
Thank You for dying on the Cross for me.
Please forgive me of my sin, and accept me as Your child.
I desire to live for You, Jesus. Amen.”
If you just now prayed that prayer, congratulations on becoming a part of God’s forever family!
Obviously this is only a first step. To find out more and how you can grow in your new relationship with God, please email or call Pastor Maynard today!
There is one God who eternally exists in three equally divine persons – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the beginning and end of all things. He is the Creator of the universe and author of all life. All history moves toward Him and finds its culmination in His sovereign plan.
(Genesis 1; John 1:1; Ephesians 4:6; Colossians 1:15-23; Revelation 19:6)
Jesus, the Son, was born of a virgin and came to earth because of God’s love for humanity. In living a fully human/fully divine life He is both our example and victorious King. He inaugurated God’s kingdom on earth and died for the sins of His people. He conquered death and rose from the grave before ascending to the Father where He reigns with Him. He will return one day in power and glory. He is our Savior and Lord. He is the only Way, the only Truth, and the only Life.
(Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-18; Matthew 27:54; John 14:6-7; Colossians 1:15-23; 1 Timothy 1:15)
The Holy Spirit is the fully active power of God at work in the world today. He was sent to comfort and to reveal Truth. He equips, enables, and empowers believers to live out the ordained purposes for their lives.
(John 14:15-27; 1 Corinthians 2:10-16)
Salvation is God’s gift of redemption for His Church. It is the free gift of grace received by faith alone in Jesus Christ to all who would repent of their sins and believe in his finished work on the cross. Salvation cannot be found outside of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
(John 1:12; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Ephesians 2:8-9)
Created in God’s own image, humanity is God’s crowning work in creation. Our primary purpose is to glorify God along with all of creation. Human beings are sinful at birth, and the only hope for humanity is found in the finished work of Jesus.
(Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:3)
The gospel is the good news that God, our righteous King, because of his great love for us, sent Jesus, the Son, to live, die, and be raised in our place for the punishment of our sins, so that, through faith, we are reconciled to God in order that, by the Spirit, we might live as kingdom citizens in relationship with and in representation of Him.
(Luke 2:10-11; Luke 4:14-21; John 3:16-17; Romans 1:16-17)
The Bible is wholly authentic, inspired, fully trustworthy, and without error in the original writings. There is nothing that can be added to it or taken from it. The Bible is the revealed word of God and is useful for teaching, encouraging, and correcting.
(Psalm 19:7-14; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
The Church is God’s chosen instrument to bring His Gospel to every man, woman, and child. There is one Church of which Jesus Christ is the head. The Church is made up of every person who places their trust in the finished work of Jesus.
(Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-47; Ephesians 3; Ephesians 4:1-13)
As a part of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), our doctrinal beliefs are reflected in the Baptist Faith and Message.