This picturesque phrase, “great swelling words,” is the King James Version translation of huperonkos, which literally means “super-massive,” with the implied noun “words” added because of the context.
The Great Swelling Site,
where everything is swell!
But the greatest swelling thing that you can do is to know for sure you are going to Heaven when you die. Do you think you know with 60, 70, or 80% confidence where you are going, or do you have 100% complete assurance knowing where you will spend eternity? The Bible says you can know for sure, and the following passages from Romans and Revelation tells you how:
- For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
—2 Peter 2:18
- These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.
You are a sinner.
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one. —Romans 3:10
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. —Romans 3:23
The penalty for all your sins is death and Hell.
- Romans 3:10 states that no one is righteous. Righteous means just as right and pure and holy as God. Could you hold up your finger and point to God and say you are just as right and pure and holy as He is? Of course not. No one can.
- Romans 3:23 states that all have sinned and come short of God’s glory. If you are a skilled marksman, you would come closer than I would to hitting a bullseye a thousand miles away, but you would still come short of the target, just like the verse says you come short of the glory of God.
- A tree with only a few apples is just as much an apple tree as one full of apples. As such, a person with only a few sins is just as much of a sinner as someone full of sin. With just one sin you come short of God’s standard and become less pure and holy as God.
- If you confirm that you know you are a sinner, please continue.
For the wages of sin is death … —Romans 6:23a
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. —Revelation 21:8
Jesus paid the penalty for all your sins.
- Romans 6:23 states that the wages of sin is death. A wage is just a payment for something we have done. It could be something good we have done or something bad we have done. And the payment or penalty for this sin is death—not just the first natural death, but also the second death when you are judged by God.
Revelation 21:8 states some pretty bad sins, but the list ends with the sin of lying, which has been done by everyone, including by you. And it says sinners will be cast into the lake of fire, which is the second death. What place does that sound like?
- No one wants to hear they have cancer, but if you have it, wouldn't you want to know so you can do something about it? God’s payment for sin is death and Hell. You cannot come up with another plan to pay your penalty. You don't want to go to Hell, do you? According to the Bible, because of your sin, if you were to die right now, where would you go?
- If you confirm that you deserve and would go to Hell, please continue.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. —Romans 5:8
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. —Romans 6:23
Believe and receive Jesus, and God will save you.
- Romans 5:8 states that God commended or showed his love for sinners by taking on their death penalty. The bad news in the previous section is that you deserve death and Hell for your sins, but thank the Lord that He doesn’t want it to end there.
- The rest of Romans 6:23 states that God’s gift to sinners is eternal life through Jesus. Eternal life means living with Jesus in Heaven when you die.
- Do you believe Jesus died for you? Did he die for just you or for everyone? Does that mean every sinner is going to Heaven? If not, then what must be done to take what Jesus did on the cross to your account?
- If you confirm that you believe Jesus died, was buried, and rose on the third day for your sins, please continue to see how to receive His gift of eternal life.
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.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. —Romans 10:9-10
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. —Romans 10:13
If you have prayed this, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you live in central Alabama, please join us for worship at Gospel Light Baptist Church in Helena.
- Romans 10:9-10 and 10:13 state that whosoever believes in their heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and calls out or prays in faith to Jesus shall be saved. That whosoever means you, and what you are saved from is eternity in Hell.
- If Jesus would receive you right now just as you are—and He will—would you receive him right now as your Savior? There are no magic words. True faith in Him alone is needed. It really is that simple.
Please pray: Dear Lord, I know that I am a sinner.
And because of my sin I deserve to go to Hell.
I believe you died on the cross to pay my sin debt,
and I believe you were buried and rose again on the third day.
Please forgive me and come into my heart and save me.
I’m trusting you as my Savior.
Only you can and will take me to Heaven when I die.
Help me to live my life for you the best way I know how.
Thank you for saving me.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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