How to Go to Heaven

How to Go to Heaven
How does a person get to heaven?    That certainly is an important quesion.  We've provided several ways for you to investigate answers to that question.   You may simply click on one of the links directly below this paragraph or you may continue scrolling down and read a brief article about what the Bible has to say on the topic.




 

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The following article is taken from the tract called "Steps to Peace with God" by Crossway publishers.

Step 1

 

God’s Purpose:

Peace & Eternal Life

God loves you, and He wants you to live in peace with Him and to receive eternal life.

 

The Bible Says...

“...we have peace with God through our Lord
Jesus Christ.” 
—Romans 5:1

 

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have ever-lasting life.”           

—John 3:16 (NKJV)

 

“...the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”        -—Romans 6:23b

 

Since God planned for us to be

at peace with Him and to have

eternal life, why are many people

not enjoying this experience?

 

 

Step 2:

 

Our Problem:

Sin & Separation

God did not make us robots to mindlessly love and obey Him. Instead He gave us a will and freedom of choice.

 

But, like Adam, we often choose to disobey God and go our own selfish ways (read Genesis chapters 2-3). This side of our nature is called sin, and it separates us from God.

 

The Bible Says...

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God...the wages of sin is death.”

—Romans 3:23; 6:23a

 

“Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden

of Eden...”       

—Genesis 3:23a (KJV)

 

“But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.”             

-—Isaiah 59:2 (NKJV)

 

Our sin separates us from God.

 

 

Step 3:

God’s Remedy:

The Cross

 

Jesus Christ is the only answer to this problem of separation from God. He died on the cross and rose from the grave to pay the penalty for our sin—completely bridging the gap between us and God.

 

The Bible Says...

“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”     —Romans 5:8

 

“Salvation is found in no one else,  for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”    —Acts 4:12

 

“...God is on one side and all the people on the other side, and Christ Jesus, Himself man, is between them to bring them together...”—1 Timothy 2:5 (TLB)

 

“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word [Jesus] and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.”

—John 5:24

 

God has provided the only way... and we must make the choice...

 

 

Step 4:

Our Response:

Receive Christ

 

We can receive Jesus Christ when we believe in His message and trust in Him alone to save us.

The Bible Says...

“All the prophets testify about Him that every one who believes in Him [Jesus Christ] receives forgiveness of sins through His name.” -
—Acts 10:43

 

“Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name,  He gave the right to become children

of God.”

—John 1:12

 

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”              

—John 14:1 (KJV)

 

How to Receive Christ

1. Admit your need (I am a sinner).

2. Be willing to turn from your sins (repent).

3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose from the grave.

4. Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life through the Holy Spirit.

    (Receive Him as your Savior.)

 

 

 

What to Pray

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am sinful and I need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died to pay the penalty for my sin. I want to turn from my sin nature and follow You instead. I invite You to come into my heart and life. In

Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

 

 

Gods Assurance:

    His Word

 

If you sincerely prayed this prayer and asked Jesus Christ to come into your life, do you know what He has given you?

 

Your New Life

When you receive Christ, you are born into God’s family through the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit, who indwells every believer...this is called regeneration or “new birth.” God bless you as you begin your new life in Christ.

 

The Bible Says...

“Everyone who calls on

the name of the Lord will be saved.”              

—Romans 10:13

 

“Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

—Romans 8:39

 

“Therefore since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”            

 —Romans 5:1

“He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life...”       

—1 John 5:12-13a (NKJV)

 

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