How are you going to get to heaven?
people know one answer to this question. They say, "I'm going
to heaven because I'm a good person." This answer is correct.
If you are a good person you will go to heaven.
But, based on
the standards God will use on judgment day, are
you truly a good person? When God judges you based on His standards,
what will be the result?
The truth is revealed in the Bible. For example,
Isaiah says that all your righteous deeds (those are the very best
you can do) are like filthy rags to God. The Bible says:
- "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of
The problem is that none of us are
good. We all have broken God's laws and we must pay
the penalty. "The wages
of sin is death." - Romans 6:23
So how does anyone get to heaven?
How can you go to heaven?
Here's the Answer: recognize you've broken God's
laws, repent* and trust that Jesus Christ has already paid the penalty
you owe for breaking God's laws. It's a free gift from God. He paid
you penalty so you will live forever.
"He saved us,
not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but
according to His mercy..." - Titus 3:5
"Lord I know you must be coming soon and
I'll stand before this world and shout it's true. I can't
stop loving you no matter what they say." - Glenn Kaiser
*Repent means to change direction, and turn
away from disobeying God. It means to desire to live your life so
as to be obeying God.