Welcome to our church site. We are a Bible centered, NABC church, located at 200 E. Utah Street, Isabel, South Dakota. Our Pastor is Jamie Hamblet. If you are looking for a church home or have any questions, please feel free to join us Sunday mornings at 10:00 am for Sunday School and 11:00 am for our Worship Service. And feel free to give us a call anytime.
Where will you spend eternity?
Our eternal salvation is the most important thing in this life. It doesn’t matter what we have accomplished if we lose our souls in Hell; we lose it all. Jesus says in Matthew 16:26, "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?" There is nothing in this world that is worth losing our soul.
Our soul is worth more than the whole world and everything in it. Our soul is the part of us that is going to live on forever and ever throughout all eternity. Jesus says concerning eternity, "And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life" (Matthew 25:46). Everlasting punishment in Hell and eternal life in Heaven will both be forever and ever, without end. We cannot afford to lose our soul and be eternally punished in the burning fires of Hell, because the punishment will never end.
Hell is the opposite of Heaven. Hell is so terrible that we cannot comprehend how horrible the torment will be with the continual weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth (Matthew 8:12). Those who go there will be "cast into the lake of fire and brimstone…and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever" (Revelation 20:10). The person who ends up in Hell will only have himself to blame. He chose to go there.
If you were to die today do you know for certain, without a doubt, that you would go to Heaven? We will not accidentally go to Heaven. This is a question about which we cannot afford to be wrong, because eternity is very permanent. The Bible says, "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death" (Proverbs 14:12). Our feelings are not a safe guide, but only the Bible is. We must not make an error concerning our eternal salvation in following what "seems right" to us, or that we "feel in our hearts we are saved".
We will not have a second chance on the Day of Judgment to make things right. We have to get it right in this life. We are told in Amos 4:12, "Prepare to meet your God". On Judgment Day we will be either prepared or unprepared. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people. We cannot hope or wish our way into Heaven. Your response to the 'big' question might be "I am not sure" or "I've been a good person so I guess I should go to heaven". The Bible states in Romans 3:23 'for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God,'. Please take a moment to think about what you're trusting in. If you die today, will you go to heaven? The Good News is you can be absolutely certain...
Everlasting life is only through Christ Jesus
"How can I know for sure that I will go to Heaven when I die?" The answer is this – believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved (Acts 16:31). “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name,” (John 1:12). You can receive eternal life as a FREE gift. “The gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). You can live a full and meaningful life right now. Jesus said: “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). You can spend eternity with Jesus in Heaven, for He promised: “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:3).
If you want to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and receive forgiveness from God, here is prayer you can pray. Saying this prayer or any other prayer will not save you. It is only trusting in Jesus Christ that can provide forgiveness of sins. This prayer is simply a way to express to God your faith in Him and thank Him for providing for your forgiveness: "God, I know that I have sinned against You and am deserving of punishment. But Jesus Christ took the punishment that I deserve so that through faith in Him I could be forgiven. I place my trust in You for salvation. Thank You for Your wonderful grace and forgiveness! Amen!"
Have you made a decision for Christ because of what you have read here? If so, please let us know. We'd love to pray for you as you begin your journey with Him.
Isabel Baptist Church
200 E. Utah St
P. O. Box 95
Isabel, SD 57633