Alamogordo's Open Door Baptist Church

Getting to Heaven


If there was a way to know for sure you would go to Heaven, would you want to know what it was? Life is full of uncertainties, but Heaven doesn’t have to be one of them. 

The Bible teaches that “Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” (1 Cor 15:3-4

Why did Jesus have to die? The Bible teaches that “the wages of sin is death;” “and so death passed upon all men for that all have sinned.” (Rom 6:23, Rom 5:12) Therefore, Jesus died in our place, paying in full the debt for sin. Now Jesus offers salvation from our sin to anyone willing to trust Him as their Saviour, which is made possible when we ask Jesus to save us. For the Bible says, “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out…” “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Acts 3:19, Rom 10:13

Today, everyone can have that opportunity to know for sure that their sin is forgiven, and that they will go to heaven when they die. Everyone can call on Jesus and ask Him to save them. Though the words of a prayer do not save, the act of calling on Jesus trusting in Him for forgiveness can and will save from the penalty of sin. Many have applied the salvation that comes through Jesus Christ simply by calling on Him with a prayer similar to this one:

“Dear Jesus, I know I have done wrong, and I am sorry for sinning against you. I believe you died for me and rose again. I ask you to save me, forgive me of my sin, and take me to heaven. Thank you, Jesus, for saving me. Help me now to live for you.”