"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the
way , that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in
thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which
leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."
Matthew 7:13-14 (KJV)
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If someone were to ask you, how do you get to heaven,
would you know how to answer?
If God were to ask you,
Why should I receive you into my presence
and give you eternal life?
What would you say?
If you don't know the right answers to these very important
questions, then this website has within it the best information you
could ever read! The few minutes it will take you to read to the
bottom of this page can be the most important few
minutes of your earthly life
because in that amount of time you can establish the
destiny of your soul and know for sure that you'll go to heaven when
your life on earth ends!
Did you know that the Bible answers the question "How do you get to
In fact, it details the ONLY WAY
God has provided for you to
get to heaven, and it explains why that ONE WAY is the
WAY POSSIBLEfor you to go there! Ok, lets get started.
There are several important
things the Bible has to say in answer to that question "how do
you get to heaven";
First, eternal life with God is a gift!
The Bible says; For the wages of sin is death,
but the gift of God
is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord Romans 6: 23
And because eternal life is a gift, like any other genuinegift it
CANNOT BE EARNED!
It can only be received!
No amount of personal effort on your part, no amount of good works,
no amount of money given to anyone or to any charity,
religious activity can "earn" a place in heaven for you. 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. Ephesians 2: 8-9
You may ask why it is that no one can earn his way to
Heaven, that is, by doing good works or deeds. Well, the answer is because GOD is holy and man is a sinner. God cannot allow sin in His
presence and all of us have sinned, not even
one of us has kept God’s laws!
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God Romans 3: 23
If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His
word is not in us. 1 John 1: 10
Sin is committing acts that God forbids and includes
such things as lying, adultery, lust, cheating, selfishness,
stealing, evil thoughts, immoral behavior, greed and more.
If you wanted to save yourself by good deeds,
know how good you would have to be?
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven
perfect Matthew 5: 48
That means you couldn’t start being perfect right now
even if you could, and you can’t.
You would have had to have lived a perfect life from birth!
And then, in addition to that, you would have to find some way to disconnect yourself from the sin we all inherit from Adam as the result of his disobedience to God in the
Garden of Eden, which you cannot do.
Because of such a high standard God places on us,
no one can save himself because no one can present
himself blameless before Him.
Furthermore, no person can atone for their own sins, that is to
apologize for them and make things right because the sure penalty
for them has already been declared and established by God, and that
is death and separation from Him.
God says, Behold, all souls are Mine; as the soul of the father, so also
soul of the son is Mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. Ezekiel 18: 4
So if we cannot measure up to God’s standards and God must
and surely punishes all sin, then we find ourselves in a hopeless situation!
But wait, here’s the good news!!
God Himself has solved the problem for us in the person of Jesus Christ!
Who is Jesus Christ?
The Bible (God's Word) clearly tells us that JESUS is God, the Son of the
triune Godhead who took on the form of a man, was born of a virgin girl named Mary,
and was as fully a man
on the earth as He is and always has been God for eternity.
In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God. The same in the beginning with God. All things
were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was
made. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt
among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only
begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth. John 1: 1, 2, 3, 14
Jesus Christ came to earth and lived a perfect sinless life
purpose of reuniting sinful man with a holy God.
He (Jesus) did it by offering Himself a perfect, sinless, blood
sacrifice to God, on the cross,
to make atonement (pay the penalty) for our sins.
It was His purpose for coming to earth in the form of a man!
The Bible says,
For the life of the
flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar (the
cross) to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul Leviticus 17: 11
For this is My (Jesus) blood of
the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins Matthew 26: 28
He is the only man who ever lived whose blood could pay the penalty
because He is the only man who has ever lived a perfect sinless life.
Furthermore, not only did He live a perfect, sinless life here on
earth, He was not "born" in sin because Jesus Christ had no earthly father
descended from Adam like we have, HIS FATHER WAS GOD!. Then said Mary
unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the
angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall
overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of
thee shall be called the Son of God. Luke 1: 34-35
He was "guiltless", and only someone perfect and "sinless"
could make atonement
for the "guilty"!
Only God Himself could do it!
All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one
to each own way; and the LORD hath laid on Him (Jesus) the iniquity (sin) of us all. Isaiah 53: 6 Jesus died on the cross IN OUR PLACE to pay the penalty for
our sins! He then rose from the grave because being God it was impossible for
death to hold Him, and now He sits at the Father’s right hand in heaven,
on behalf of all those who truly believe in Him.
Jesus Christ bore our sin in His own body on the cross.
He took the
punishment God required for our sins on Himself and now
offers you eternal life with Him as a gift because your sentence of death
has been paid, BY HIM!
this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His
only begotten Son (Jesus) into the world, that we might live through Him (Jesus) 1 John 4: 9
Ok, you may say, Jesus paid the penalty for my sins,
I'm saved already, right?
Even though Jesus sacrifice for sin was for all,
the resulting gift of forgiveness and eternal life is applied by God on an individual basis according to each
persons personal and genuine FAITH in Jesus Christ
This gift of God's grace, that is eternal life in Jesus
Christ, is received by faith, that is,
genuine faith from a repentant heart that
recognizes who Jesus is and what He has done for us!
Faith in Jesus Christ is the only key that opens the door to heaven.
However, faith is Jesus Christ is not simply knowledge of Him!
is more than a HEAD KNOWLEDGE
of what Jesus has done for us. The Bible says that the devil, being condemned already, knows that God consists of the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and has in fact seen Him face to face,
but just believing that Jesus exists is not saving faith.
itself a gift from God,
recognizes that Jesus Christ is SAVIOR, LORD and GOD and yields to Him in obedience,
it realizes the need for His forgiveness and trusts with all its heart in
Jesus Christ ALONE for eternal life.
Is God calling you? Is He speaking to your heart?
To receive God’s gift you
need only to do the
>>>CONFESS that you're a sinner and need God’s forgiveness
in Jesus Christ.
>>> REPENT. That is, agree
with God about what sin is and be willing to turn from anything that
is not pleasing to Him.
>>> With all your
heart, sincerely place your full trust
in JESUS your LORD alone
for salvation from God's judgment.
go to God in prayer right now and receive God's gift of eternal life through the
Lord Jesus Christ...
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and
with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For “WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED” Romans 10: 10, 13
But, be honest with God,He knows if your faith and
repentance are genuine! Be serious about your business with the LORD!
Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance,
but the LORD looketh on the heart. 1 Samuel 16: 7
If you want to receive the gift of eternal life through
Jesus Christ, then call on Him right now!
Here’s a suggested prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ, I know that I have sinned against you and do not
But I believe You are God's only Son and that You died to pardon me from my sins sentence.
I believe that You rose from the grave according to the scriptures and that
You are at the Father's right hand at this very moment to make
intercession for me. Lord Jesus, I ask You, come into my
life, I now give you control of it because You are my LORD, my GOD and
forgive my sins and save me. I repent of my sins and I
in You alone
for salvation from God's judgment, and for eternal life. Amen.
Did you pray that prayer with a sincere heart?
If you did, Jesus says
Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on Me (Jesus)
hath everlasting life. John 6: 47
That means you have it right now, you possess it from this
moment forward, eternally!
These things have I written unto you that believe on the
name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal
life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God 1 John 5: 13
In whom (Jesus) 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 the Holy Spirit of promise, which is the
earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased
possession, unto the praise of His glory. Ephesians 1:13-14
You have become a child of God, the Holy Spirit has come to dwell
inside you, and He has sealed your eternal destiny and made it secure!
And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never
perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand. My Father,
which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to
pluck them out of My Father’s hand John 10:28-29 ______________________________________________________________
Ok, you know now the answer to the question " How Do You
Get To heaven"?
What about the other question you were asked at the beginning of
this website which was;
If God were to ask you "why should I let you into My presence and My heaven",
what would you
You know the answer, right?...
The correct answer would be the following;
Because Jesus Christ, Your Son, and my LORD, died on the cross
for the sins of all who believe in Him and who put
their complete trust in Him alone for salvation from Your judgment.
According to Your Word, you finished your judgment of my sin in the
crucifixion of Jesus Christ and applied His sacrifice on my behalf
when I fully trusted in Him alone for Your forgiveness.
Through faith in Jesus
Christ You washed me clean of my sin by the shedding of His blood,
clothed me in His righteousness, adopted me into Your family, and
gave me for an inheritance eternal life in heaven with You.
It is also summed up in the following verse of scripture,
Jesus saith unto him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life;
no man cometh unto the Father but by Me” John 14:6 ___________________________________________________________
This writer believes that what God is doing for a short time on
the earth is gathering unto Himself a people who choose out of a
free will to accept Him,
to love Him, and to be His adopted sons and daughters. This was His underlying
motive for creating the world and all that we "see".
I believe this is why our coming to Him must be by faith, that is,
without our actually seeing Him. That way, we are left free to
exercise our own will in either rejecting Him in unbelief and for sinful pursuits, or in
believing in Him, choosing righteousness, and embracing His Lordship over us.
God is looking for those who will fully choose and embrace Him that way, that is,
by a faith that submits to Him in loving worship and obedience.
This is not true of
His angels. They see God and they either kneel in worship or they
But on the basis of faith, the way God deals with us, we are
provided a choice.
Once we choose God on His terms, and that is by confession and
repentance of sin, and by genuine faith in and obedience to Jesus
Christ, He reveals Himself to us in a very personal way, giving us
certain assurance of His existence, of His forgiveness of our sins,
and of His incomprehensible love for us!
And being merciful, God doesn't leave us alone in making
that choice. He calls us to
the right decision by that tugging we feel deep within our hearts.
I pray for you that when you feel God tugging at your heart (calling
you) you’ll make the right choice!