This is very important. Many people think that they will get into Heaven because they have been raised in a Christian home, attended church, or participated in Christian rituals (baptism, communion, etc.) This is simply not true. You must personally give your life and your heart to Christ. It is a free gift that you must personally receive from God.
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who 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
“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord they shall be saved.” Romans 10:9,13
This is Great News. And if you think it’s great and would like to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then pray this prayer from your heart and God will hear, forgive, and set you on a straight path that leads right to Him. You can have eternal life that begins right now. God is not concerned about reciting certain words, but the state of your heart:
Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe you died on the cross for my sins and were raised from the dead the third day. Please forgive me of all my sins and save me. Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit so that I will be able to live my life for you. I receive your gift of salvation. Make me the person you want me to be. Thank you. Amen.
If you have just prayed this prayer, according to God’s Word you are a Christian!