Are You Good Enough To Get To Heaven
I am asking you right now the most important question of your life; When you die, are you 100% sure you will go to heaven. The Bible says in 1 John 5:13 “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may KNOW that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God”
So if you don’t know for sure or if you are hoping you can be good enough to get to heaven something isn’t quite right since God said that you can know for sure right now.
So what is man’s problem? Why can’t you work your way to heaven? Why can’t you be good enough to get to heaven? Romans 3:23 says “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God”
Isaiah 59:2 says “But your iniquities have seperated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear”…….Seems pretty serious
Romans 3:10-12 “As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
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”…….God says that its not of us that we are saved, but that it is a gift (gifts are free, you don’t need to do anything to work for a gift, or it would be a wage). But then God tells us why it’s not by works, “lest any man should boast”…..God doesn’t want us to be able to brag about what we did to get to heaven so he made it that you can’t work your way there, you must simply accept the gift.
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”…..there are two deaths, not just a physical death, but a spiritual death as well that the following verse tells us about.
Revelation 20:14 “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.”
So we are all sinners, our sin has seperated us from God, we can’t work our way to heaven, the penalty of our sin is death, and spending all of eternity in hell.
There is good news….God gave us a solution….He has provided a Way
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.
Romans 10:9-10 “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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Luke 13:3 “…Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise peish.” …..Repent means to change your mind about your sin, to agree with God about it and turn from it.
Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”
Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
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.”
So its not by works, but by simply believing in what Jesus did for you, that He paid the price for your sins, that He took your place; and by repenting or turning from your sins.
My friend, would you trust Christ today? Ask Him to forgive you and to save you, to make you a new creature in Christ. Jesus said in John 6:37, “…Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out”
If you’ve trusted in Christ today or have more qustions about salvation, would you send us an email or give us a call to let us know, and we’d love to send you some information or talk to you to answer any of your questions. 414-364-3779 Email Pastor:firstname.lastname@example.org