How to Get to Heaven
Have you ever stopped to ask what will happen to you when you die?† There are lots of theories that abound in the world today- reincarnation, nirvana, heaven, hell- Any one could possibly occur right?
But what about that chance of hell?† Doesnít sound too pleasant, all that fire, does it?† What if that is what happens to you when you die?† Itís heaven or hell after all and what if you donít make it to heaven?
Letís just assume that the options are down to heaven or hell.† You die and as you stand outside of heaven, God asks you why he should let you in.† Your answer?† You think youíve lived a good life.† You do more charity work than most people.† You help with the Red Cross.† How many good things does it take to get into heaven?† How much good does it take to outweigh the bad? When has your good work made up for the bad things you've done?
Fortunately, you donít have to worry about this.† You can have the assurance that when you die you will go to heaven!† How, you ask?† No amount of work will get you in.† All you have to do is accept Godís gift for the entire world.† The Bible says in Romans 6:23, ďFor the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life.Ē
First, accept that you are a sinner.† Sin is when you miss the mark, or fall short of the standards God has set for us.† We all have sinned.† In the Bible, Romans 3:23 says, ďFor all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.Ē† We canít get into heaven on our own because a holy God canít accept sin.† Admitting that you have sinned and are not worthy to be with God is the first step.
Second, believe that there was a man named Jesus who paid the penalty for your sins.
Some facts about Jesus:
†John 3:16 says, ďFor God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only son (Jesus), that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.Ē† Believing that Jesus came to do this very thing is the second step.
The third and final step is to call on Jesus to forgive you of your sins.† Simply tell God that you know you are a sinner, that you believe Jesus paid the price for your sins, and you accept his sacrifice in your place.† Romans 10:9 says, ďIf you confess with your mouth, ĎJesus is Lord,í and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.Ē† Thatís it; thatís all you need to be saved.
This is just the start of your walk with God.† Salvation isnít just about ďfire insuranceĒ and making sure you stay out of hell.† Youíll want to find Christian friends and a church where you can learn more about God.† Youíll want to read the Bible and pray.† Thereís so much youíll want to do!
If you just decided that you donít know whether youíll spend eternity with God or you have just decided for the first time that you believe what I just said , Iíd like you to email me at email@example.com† Iíll write back to tell you how you can start living your life for God. Or if you have any questions about Christianity that you want answered, please write and Iíll try to find you answers.