A Matter Of Believing

A MATTER OF BELIEVING

INTRODUCTION

Everyone believes something. It is impossible to go through life without believing in something. A recent Gallup poll stated that over 90% of Americans believe there is a God. But even then up to 10% have a belief: there is no God.

(We have all heard of the atheist who said, “Thank God I’m an atheist.”)

Many people believe that their belief will get them to heaven. And according to the Word of God, they will not get heaven.

THEME: TO GET TO HEAVEN, WE MUST:

I. DO MORE THAN BELIEVE WE COULD DIE AND GO TO HELL

     A. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.      Matthew 10:28

     B. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.  Luke 12:5

NOTE: The word “hell” is found 57 times in the Bible

T.S. TO GET TO HEAVEN, WE MUST:

          I. DO MORE THAN BELIEVE WE COULD DIE AND GO TO HELL

II. DO MORE THAN BELIEVE THERE IS A GOD

     A. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.     James 2:19

     B. Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.Job 1:6

     C. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels Matthew 25:41

T.S. TO GET TO HEAVEN, WE MUST:

          I.  DO MORE THAN BELIEVE WE COULD DIE AND GO TO HELL

        II. DO MORE THAN BELIEVE THERE IS A GOD

III. BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

     A. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.       John 3:16

     B. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.         John 3:18

     C. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.    Acts 4:12

CONCLUSION

TO GET TO HEAVEN, WE MUST:

I. DO MORE THAN BELIEVE WE COULD DIE AND GO TO HELL

II. DO MORE THAN BELIEVE THERE IS A GOD

III. BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

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