Stop being conformed to this world, but continue to be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what is God’s will — what is proper, pleasing, and perfect. —Romans 12:2 (ISV)
First of all you must understand this: In the last days mockers will come and, indulging in their own lusts, will ridicule us by saying, “What happened to his promise to return? Ever since our ancestors died, everything continues as it did from the beginning of creation.” — 2 Peter 3:3-4 (ISV)
Come close to God, and he will come close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be miserable, mourn, and cry. Let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. — James 4:8-10 (ISV)
But I tell you, my friends, never be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can’t do anything more. I’ll show you the one you should be afraid of. Be afraid of the one who has the authority to throw you into hell after killing you. Yes, I tell you, be afraid of him ! — Luke 12:4-5 (ISV)
Get away from me, you who are accursed, into the eternal fire that has been prepared for the devil and his angels!’ These people will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life. — Matthew 25:41,46 (ISV)
You must confess your sin, declare His Lordship, and believe in your heart that God raised Christ from the dead.
… if you declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For a person believes with his heart and is justified, and a person declares with his mouth and is saved.
“ Lord, Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I need you. I know that you paid the price for my sins by dying on the cross. I ask that you forgive my sins; and I receive you as my Savior and Lord. I thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person you want me to be. Amen.”