Some people think that they are going to heaven because they are a good
person. Are you good enough to earn yourself to go to heaven?
Let’s find out by just looking if you kept the 10 commandments:

Please be honest with yourself!

#9 Have you ever in your life lied?
If yes…what does that make you?….a liar.

#8 Have you ever stolen anything or taken anything that did not
belong to you…no matter how small?
If yes…what does that make you?…a thief.

#7 Have you ever committed adultery?
If you think not…think again…did you know that the bible says that even
if you just look at someone in lust, you’ve committed adultery in your heart
(Matthew 5:27 – 28). Have you ever looked at someone with lust? What
does that make you? That makes you an adulterer.

#3 Have you ever taken the lord’s name in vain…even casually?
When we take the almighty God’s name in vain that is called blasphemy.
God says that he will not hold anyone blameless who takes his name in
vain. What does that make you? It makes you a blasphemer.

#6 Have you ever murdered anyone?
The bible says that if you hate someone, you are a murderer in God’s eyes
(1 John 3:15). God does not simply judge actions…he knows the intentions
of the heart.

#1 Have you always put God first in your life?
God says that you should be his primary love, even above your spouse,
your kids, even your own lives. Have you done that?

#2 Have you ever made an idol, a god that suits you?
Have you pursued money more than God? If so, you made money your
idol. How about your work…then work is your idol. If you think that God is
loving and he would never send me to hell. Then you’re creating your own
God to fit your own life and that is called idolatry. It’s the oldest sin in the
bible.

#5 Have you always treated your parents in a way that pleases God?
If not, that is considered a serious sin.

#10 Have you ever coveted or desired something that did not belong to you?
It reveals a lack of gratitude for what God has blessed you with.

#4 Have you kept the sabbath holy?
God requires us to take one day out of seven for us to rest and honor him.

How did you do?

The bible says – for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely
by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, Romans 3:23-24 (NKJV)

If God judged you by the 10 commandments on the day of judgement , will you be innocent
or guilty?

If you’re honest with yourself, you would have to admit that you did not keep these 10
commandments. Your own conscience convicts you and tells you that you’re a lier, thief,
an adulterer by hear, even a murderer. Think about it and be honest with yourself…will you
be innocent or guilty?

You might say that it’s been a long time since I sinned. Imagine if you told said that in a court…judge, I know I’m
guilty but it’s been months or even years. He won’t ignore your crime. The court punishes war criminals even
decades after the fact. So, would you be innocent or guilty?

You might say that you’ve been more good than bad, or you might say that you’re not as bad as someone else you
know. If you have broken the law, it does not matter how many good things you have done. You will be held
accountable.

Will you go to heaven or hell?
If you’re honest, you would have to say “Hell”. Some people say that “yes, I’m guilty, however, God is a good God,
so he’ll let me in.

Imagine this. You’re standing in a courtroom guilty of a very serious crime. The judge says, “you’re guilty as
charged….is there anything you would like to say before sentencing?” You answer, “Yes judge. I’m sorry for what I
have done. Please forgive me. Can a good judge let you go simply because you’re sorry? There is a ,000 fine
that needs to get paid. He would not be a good judge and would do injustice to the people who got hurt if he just let
you go. Imagine, if you were the one violated, would you feel that the judge was fair if he would let the guilty off the
hook? The fine has to be paid.

The bible makes it clear that if we die in our sins, we will go to hell. So will you go to heaven or hell? Hell is not a
place where you want to be…it’s total agony for eternity.

Let me just make something clear. I’m not here to say that I’m any better than you…probably worse. I’m
guilty…we are all guilty if we’re just honest with ourselves. So what can we do?

THE GOOD NEWS!
There is hope for me, for you, for us. God made a way for us to be forgiven. The question is, how do you access
this forgiveness? God loved us so much that he sent his own son to suffer and die in our place, taking on our
punishment for you and I so we can live. It is very simple…you broke the law and Jesus paid the fine. Then Jesus
rose from the dead and defeated death. The bible says…if you repent – turn away from your sins – and place your
trust in Jesus Christ as your savior, God will forgive you and grant you everlasting life. He will change you from the
inside out and will make you a new person in Christ. God loves you. Salvation is a gift from God. You can not
earn it, because it is impossible to earn it.

Pray this prayer.
“Dear God, I confess that I’m a sinner and that I need your forgiveness. I’m truly sorry for my sins and humbly ask
you to forgive me and cleanse me. I believe that Jesus died on the cross in my place and that he rose again for my
salvation. In faith I accept from you the gift of eternal life, and, with your help, I promise to serve you as long as I
live. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen”

The Commandments of God
1. Thou shalt have no other gods
before me.
2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any
graven image.
3. Thou shalt not take the name of the
Lord thy God in vain.
4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep
it holy.
5. Honour thy father and thy mother.
6. Thou shalt not kill.
7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
8. Thou shalt not steal.
9. Thou shalt not bear false witness
against thy neighbour.
10. Thou shalt not covet.
Exodus 20:1
1 And God spake all these words, saying,
2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.s
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
13 Thou shalt not kill.
14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
15 Thou shalt not steal.
16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

22 And the Lord said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.
23 Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.

24 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.s26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.

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