The Only Way…

Everyone has his own point of view and opinion on how to get to heaven. Some may say, “I’ll do good things to others,” and others may say, “I’ll join a religion so that I may enter heaven.” But, with so many different opinions regarding the way to heaven, we get confused. We keep on asking, “How do I really get to heaven?” Are all opinions correct? Definitely not. Then let’s take a look what the Bible says on each of them.

Good works: Others claim that they are already good and going to heaven when they die. But the Bible says, “There is none righteous, no, not one”-Romans 3:10. Even though there’s a lot of good works that you’ve committed but still the sin that you’ve done is still in you. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”(Romans 3:23) We are still living in the flesh, “For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.” (Ecclesiastes 7:20), sin. The Bible says that good works cannot bring you to heaven.

Religion and Tradition:  While others say that good works can bring them to heaven, some say that joining a “so-called religion” and following their religion can bring them to heaven. This belief is not in the line with the Bible because it says that “Forasmuch as ye know that ye are not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;” (1 Peter 1:18). According to Colossians 2:8,”Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” The Bible clearly states that religion and tradition cannot take away the sin from you. Your church leader may say that doing so and so will somewhat “lessen” your sin, but the truth is, it can never be. It’s just a man made organization, nothing more.

Prayer: Others may say that prayer can save you from hell, but come to think of it. What if you die now and you did not pray, are you still going to heaven? Common, don’t even say that you’ll let your family to pray for your soul because you are deceiving yourself. What about those who were murdered and have unknown identity? Who will pray for them? Those who have no money to give them who “pray for souls?” God will not create a way that is so unfair.

Accepting Christ as your personal savior will not save you either. How can you accept Christ as your personal savior?? First of all, you are a sinner and not clean then who are you to accept Christ as your personal savior?  Is there a verse in the Bible that says acceptance can save you?

These opinions may seem OK, but they are all wrong.

“Then how do I get to heaven?” Good question.

The Bible said that there is only one way to get to heaven. “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the father but by me.” (John 14:6). Jesus already paid your sins on the cross of Calvary where He died, but the good thing is, he did not remain in the grave but he rose up again on the third day and offered His blood once for all. Jesus loves you so much that he made the way to heaven simple for you. Scriptures says, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved” (Acts16:31), “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise” (Ephesians 1:13). Please analyze the verse, what have you trusted? After ye heard the word of truth, then what is the word of truth? The gospel of your salvation. What is the gospel that can bring you to HEAVEN?

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 says, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Note the phrase “according to the scriptures”. Now you already know the gospel, the Bible says, after that ye believed then what next? You were sealed of that holy spirit of promise.

There is no work that we can do to receive eternal life. This salvation is by grace alone. It is a free gift upon this belief. Once this salvation is given by believing in the gospel of salvation, then you are sealed with the promise of the Holy Spirit until the day of redemption. (Ephesians 4:30) “And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”

There is no evidence in Scripture that the Lord can or will “unseal” a believer. Our salvation is as secure as the promise of the Giver of life. His promises have NEVER failed.

You must believe the sufficiency of the gospel, the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. It is already sufficient to take away all your sins from past, present and future. (Romans 6:23) “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”, (Ephesians 2:8-9) “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast”. It is a gift from God to anyone that believes in the gospel. The sufficiency of the gospel of Christ is the only way of God to enter heaven, the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. No good works. No religion and tradition. No “sinner’s prayer.” Not acceptance. Jesus said, “It is finished.” All you need to do is to acknowledge and believe it.  (2 Timothy 2:25) “In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

Man cannot live in the presence of a Holy God unless he is sinless and perfect. Since we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, (Rom.3:23), He has provided the world a reconciliation to Him through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. We have access to God by believing from our heart in His one great sacrifice for us on the cross. Just believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved!

It is in yourself to decide whether to believe these things or not, but, remember that your decision will not change the fact that you will die sooner or later. You can never tell because DEATH IS SURE and HELL IS REAL. Every hour, minute, everyday a lot of people dying and one day in your life, you will face death. You’ll never know when you die, maybe later or tomorrow, you can never tell. So while you still have time, while you are still in your right mind, think about it. The way is so simple, just believe with all your heart the sufficiency of His death, burial and resurrection then you will have eternal life. But if you reject these things, you will wake up one day, burning in hell forever and ever. “…behold, now is the day of salvation,)” (2 Corinthians 6:2).

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