John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Many will tell you that when it comes to going to Heaven when we die, there are endless possibilities you could do to get you there. It simply isn't true. The Bible tells us that believing on Jesus is the only way.
John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
This verse in John tells us that God is the ONLY true one. Don't be deceived by those saying that good works or just having a good heart will get you into Heaven. You hear all the time, "He was a good man," or "She was so nice to everyone," echoing off funeral home walls. Being a good man or a nice woman isn't going to get you to Heaven.
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
I'm so thankful that it isn't by works that we get into Heaven. No one would be there if that were true. There isn't anything we can do on our own to gain favor with God.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
No matter how great or small you think your wrongdoings are, the Bible says that we have all have sin in our lives. It also says that without Jesus the punishment of sin is death. Revelation tells us that that death is an eternal death, where we would experience separation from God and torment.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Those truths are why it is so important to realize and believe what Jesus has done for everyone. The next few verses express how God sent His Son to pay our price, our punishment. Instead of us being cast into that lake of fire as the verse talks about above, Jesus came to earth and was brutally killed and hung on a cross, died, and rose three days later so we could go to Heaven and live with Him.
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
John 3:16 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.
It is God's will that every person on earth will believe on Him. He doesn't want anyone to have eternal separation from Him.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
What do you do then? How do you believe and how do you receive everlasting life? The Bible tells us to tell Jesus, our Lord. Talk to Him in prayer and tell him how you understand everything He has done for you. Tell Him you don't want to be a slave to sin any longer and you want to live for Him. Ask Jesus to take your sin away.
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Romans 10:9 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.
Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
If you do pray and ask Jesus to forgive you, you will enter into Heaven when you die. It is never too late and never too early to start living a life lead by Jesus instead of the emptiness of the world.
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