BEACON BAPTIST CHURCH
We Are A Soul Winning, Bible Preaching,
Fundamental, Independent Baptist Church
If you should die today, where would you spend eternity?    
      No one likes to think about dying, but death comes top everyone. God tells us n His Word, “it is appointed
unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). Since death I so certain, you must prepare to
meet God. According to God’s Word, you will spend eternity in one of two places:  either heaven or in hell.
“And these shall go away into everlasting punishment (hell): but the righteous into life eternal (heaven). (Matthew
25:46).
    
Every person born into this world inherited a sinful nature. “Wherefore, as by one man (Adam) sin
entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” (Romans 5:
12). “And were by nature the children of wrath, even as others” (Ephesians 2:3). “Behold, I was shapen in
iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me” (Psalm 51:5). “The heart is deceitful above all things, and
desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9).
    
This sinful nature produces all sorts of evil deeds. “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil
thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil
eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man (Mark 7:21-23).
You must admit you are a sinner. Admit it not only to yourself, but also admit it to God. There is absolutely no
chance for you to be saved from hell unless you know that you are a sinner. God’s Word declares it and you
must believe it! Because you are a sinner, you are destined for hell for all eternity. “For the wages of sin is death”
(Romans 6:23). And sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death” (James 1:15).
    
There is nothing you can do to save yourself. You cannot be good enough. “There is none that doeth
good, no, not one” (Romans 3:12). Keeping the law cannot save you. Joining a church and being baptized will
not even help save you. “By the works of the law shall no flesh be justified” (Galatians 2:16). You are helpless,
and you cannot save yourself!
    
Here is the good news of the Gospel. In spite of your sin, God loves you and has done everything
necessary for your salvation. “For when we were yet without strength (helpless), in due time Christ died for the
ungodly” (Romans 5:6). “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring
us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit” (I Peter 3:18).
    
Just believing intellectually that you are a sinner, that God loves you, and that Christ died for you is
not enough.
You must apply this to yourself personally by repenting and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as your
own Saviour. Repentance is a change of mind brought to your heart by the Holy Spirit through the Word of God.
It causes you to turn from your sins, dead religion, and works to trust Christ alone. “Except ye repent, ye shall
all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3). “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” (John 1:12). “God … commandeth all men every where to repent”
(Acts 17:30).
    Do not put this off, do it now! “Now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (II
Corinthians 6:2). “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near” (Isaiah 55:6). “For
whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” Romans 10:13). God desires “all men to be
saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth (I Timothy 2:4,6).
    
Wherever you are right now, tell God that you are a lost sinner, ask Him to forgive you of your sins,
and receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour.
Claim salvation by faith. “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”
(Ephesians 2:8-9). If you know that you are a sinner, and are sorry for your sins, Christ will receive you. If you
believe that the Lord Jesus died for you and has rose again, and are willing to turn from your sins and receive
Jesus Christ as your Saviour, He will receive you. If you are willing to take Jesus Christ as your Lord and
Saviour by faith, then ask Him to save you. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”
(Romans 10:13). You can have this great salvation if you believe that Jesus Christ died in your place, and are
willing to ask Him, in faith, for the gift of salvation that He purchased for you.
    This is God’s way of salvation, according to His Word. Many times men fail to keep their word, but God
never fails to keep His Word! Take God at His Word, and do not trust your feelings. “But the word of the Lord
endureth for ever, And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you” (I Peter 1:25).

If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after reading this, please write and let us know.