How To Get To Heaven

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"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 heaven"?

It does;

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 ONLY WAY POSSIBLE for 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 genuine gift 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,
and no 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,
do you know how good you would have to be?

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is 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 the 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
for the 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,

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, forever interceding 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!

In 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?

Well, no,

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 following...

>>>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.

You can 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.
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!

For the 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
deserve eternal life. 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 my KING, forgive my sins and save me.
I repent of my sins and I trust in You alone for salvation from God's judgment,
and for eternal life.

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 say?

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.

Good answer!

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 die! 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 make 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!

He may be calling you right now?


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