In your personal opinion…What do you understand it takes for a person to go to heaven?
Consider how the Bible answers this question. It is a matter of F-A-I-T-H.
We cannot have eternal life and heaven without God's forgiveness: "In Him (meaning Jesus) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses (Ephesians 1:7).
Forgiveness Is Available to All: “For God loved the world in this way: He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
Forgiveness Is Available, But Not Automatic: "Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 7:21).
Because of who He is: God is loving and just. His judgment is against sin: “For judgment is without mercy to the one who hasn't shown mercy” (James 2:13).
Because of who we are: Every person is a sinner. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
Turn means repent:
Turn from something-sin and self: “But unless you repent, you will all perish as well” (Luke 13:3).
Turn to Someone; trust Christ only: “If you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).
Heaven is eternal life.
Here… “I have come that they may have life and have it in abundance” (John 10:10).
Hereafter… “If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also” (John 14:3).
How… can a person have forgiveness, heaven and eternal life, and Jesus as personal Savior and Lord? By trusting in Christ and asking Him for forgiveness. Take this step of faith: Forsaking All I Trust Him. Then tell someone about the important decision you have made. Grow in your faith and enjoy new friends in Christ by becoming part of His church and regularly attending a Sunday School class the church has for you.
Faith can be a wonderful thing if you allow it.
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