How to Get to Heaven
How to Get to Heaven
The Bible clearly explains all that we need to know, the truth about eternity.
Friend, we live in a day of insecurity. Many times, it’s difficult to determine what is real and what is simply another fraud or hoax. Thankfully, although we live in a day of deception, we have a source of Truth that can be trusted. Read on and discover “The Real Truth” laid out for us in God’s Word.
1. God wants us to UNDERSTAND.
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23 “…there is none righteous, no, not one.” Romans 3:10
No one is exempt from this indictment. Everyone has sinned. No one is perfect and no one can live up to God’s perfect standard. We are sinners by nature.
2. God wants us to KNOW that a penalty must be paid for sin.
“For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23a).
Because of our sin we owe a debt. This debt is a spiritual death or separation from God in the lake of fire known as Hell. Hell is not a figment of someone’s imagination or only a figurative term. Hell is very real. It is a literal burning place. It’s not a place where you go because your friends will be there and you want to have a good time. It is a dark, lonely, seething, burning place, and it never ends. It continues to burn for all time. The worst part is, there is nothing you or I can do on our own to avoid it. Outside of Jesus, it is our final destination. If you are depending on your church membership to get you to Heaven, beware; it’s not enough. If you pray a lot hoping to get to Heaven, don’t depend on that; it’s not enough either. Even if you give a lot of money to a church, it’s not enough to gain Heaven. Many people think if they are good enough, they will be able to slip in through the gate when no one is looking or find a hole in the gate somewhere. Please, my friend, don’t depend on something so shaky. It can’t happen that way. There is only one way to get to Heaven. How?
3. God wants us to SEE that His Son, Jesus Christ, chose to die and pay for our penalty of death for us.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
Christ was not a sinner, and the Bible teaches that God took all of our sin and placed it on Christ. While Christ was bearing all our sins in His own body, God punished Him in our place to pay the debt we owe. This is not something God promised to do. It is something He has already done. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). It is a fact: Jesus Christ has already paid your sin debt.
4. God wants us to BELIEVE that we can be pardoned because of His grace.
“Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:1
5. Most of all, God wants us to RECEIVE His Son, Jesus Christ.
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36).
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13
In this verse, the world is divided into two groups: those who are believing and those who are not believing on the Son. Those who believe have everlasting life, and those who don’t believe shall not see life.
Friend, wouldn’t you like to have eternal life today? Take a moment and find a quiet place to pray. Call out to God, ask Him to save you, and receive the precious gift of eternal life and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Dear Lord Jesus,
I admit that I am a sinner and that I don’t deserve to go to Heaven. I believe that you sent your Son Jesus who died on the cross to pay for my sin. I am sorry for and repent of my sin. I trust Jesus, and Him alone, to forgive my sin, to become my Savior, and to take me to Heaven when I die. Thank you for saving me. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.