Straight up Heaven is real and likewise Hell ... There is but *ONE WAY* to reach the blissful paradise which will be known as basking in the eternal radiance of the Creator being governed by His Son and that is to accept Him into Your life.
Are you saved?
Not yet, but want to be?
Not even sure what "being saved" a la "being reborn" is?
Well to be saved means you have accepted Jesus Christ into your life and henceforth pledge to give your life over to Him, for the glory of Father God and be led daily by the Holy Spirit.
This happens when you realize you are a sinner (as we all are and will be until there is no more evil on this Earth) and believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, whom came - lived a blameless life, was killed for the payment of our sin (all of mankind) - who rose again to be with the Father and continues to intercede on the behalf of those who call Him brother, King, redeemer & friend.
To accept Jesus Christ as your savior, all you have to do is TELL GOD SUCH and BELIEVE IT TO BE TRUE!
It is denoted that you must embark on a "sinners prayer" with God, saying as such:
Dear Father God,
Thank you for the life of which You have given me. I humbly give my life over to You for Your will, honor and glory. I realize that I am a sinner and repent (ask for forgiveness) of all my past transgressions (sins). I accept that Jesus Christ is Your Son, who was sent to die and rise again so that I may look blameless in Your sight. That He alone bore my shame, through He was white as snow. Thank You Jesus, for following out instruction, though you could have said no, so that I might call upon You as my sole redeemer. I ask that the Holy Spirit come inside me Lord, that I may be wise in Your ways and that my feet may move forevermore in line with You, as You direct my path.
In the precious name of Your son, Jesus Christ, Amen!
More information on Salvation can be found on the InTouch website here.
If you did say this prayer and have now accepted Jesus Christ as your own personal savior, just wanted to say WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!