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"The Bible, your map to heaven."

By Pastor Raymond Wey

When we look at a map or a road-atlas, we are faced with a great variety of options. The more details we have about the routes and the names of the places, the easier it is to work out the best way to reach our destination. The same applies to the word of God. God gives directions in the Bible. Each genaration finds instructions about what they are supposed to do there in, for example, how to receive salvation and forgiveness of their sins.

Even today, we still find the word of God His plan for every individual; and whosoever follows the way of God, will automatically receive the blessings and promises of God. For many people, the Bible is "a book with seven seals", they just do not know what to do with it. What is the first thing you should note when you read the Bible, what is the most important thing? My answer is that you should heed what Jesus Christ says, "What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"

Even if a person achieves something great in life, and may even have world-wide fame, and even if someone succeds in becoming the richest person in the world, there is still the possibility as Jesus says, that he could lose his soul for all eternity. Ones a person is in hell he cannot pay his way out again, even with all his wealth, to save his soul. Therefore, it is now important, more than anything else to go through the Bible, the word of God, with an open heart to find out God's way to get to heaven. Here are some guidelines:

1. The gospel of John - there you can read of Jesus' ministry upon earth; and pay particular attention to his death, his burial and his reserrection.

2. The book of Acts - a historial account of the first church. What did the people do to become Christians? You'll always find the same thing written, regarding the teachings of the apostles -: believe in Jesus, be truly converted, repentance, baptism IN WATER IN THE NAME OF JESUS for the remission of sins, and being filled with the Holy Spirit. Go the same way, do the same thing and do it now so long as we are still living in the time of grace, and find such a church.

Another important short sermon to this most important subject:
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