THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING JESUS IS NOT TO ESCAPE HELL!
Often times we have heard that if a man does not receive Jesus he will go to hell. Now, we need to tell people the more reason to receive Jesus. It’s not on the purpose of escaping hell, receiving Jesus is to have Jesus Himself. That’s what He offers to you, when you give your life to Jesus. He forgives your sins and redeem you from the power of sin and death. God gave Jesus the power to give life to people that receive Him, so that as many as receive Him, He gave them power or endorsement to become the Son of God.
John 1:12 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:
God has life in Himself and He confer that on Jesus too.
John 5:26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
We saw that Jesus was given authority to give that same life to us because Jesus prayed that we should be made one and we saw later that we are one indeed one with the Lord.
John 17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
Jesus prayed for our oneness for which purpose He also died.
John 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also MAY BE ONE IN US: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
We saw that He sanctified Himself for us so that we may obtain sanctification also.
John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
17:19 And for their sakes I SANCTIFY MYSELF, THAT THEY ALSO MIGHT BE SANCTIFIED THROUGH THE TRUTH.
So we saw later that we became one, even by sanctification.
Hebrews 2:11 For both HE THAT SANCTIFIETH and THEY WHO ARE SANCTIFIED ARE ALL OF ONE: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
So you see that. We receive Jesus to have power to become the Son of God, we receive Jesus to have life as God has it. But the purpose is not to escape hell, yes, people that do not receive Him will go to hell. I’d like to stay on you receiving Him and see what He offers to you and it’s not a way to escape hell. It is to receive the life that Jesus has because we are an heir of God and joint heirs with Christ that also has life and He is life.
Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
We must understand the purpose of receiving Jesus. Now to receive Jesus into your life is to confess Jesus with your mouth and believe in your heart the Lord Jesus.
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
That’s how to receive Him, then attend a church that will help your grow. Keep walking in what you receive through Christ because ye are Christ’s.