Going to Heaven?

Whether you believe it or not, the Bible tells us about a place called heaven, and a place called hell. Jesus Christ spoke about both of these places. He said, “How can you escape the damnation of hell?” And, in another place He said, “I go to prepare a place for you {in my Father’s house}…”

There is a heaven and there is a hell. Our very calendar is based on the life and death of Jesus Christ, and He described both of these places. So the question is not, “Is there a heaven?” but, “How can I know I’m going to heaven?”

Below, are what the Bible says, one MUST know, to get to heaven.

1. All have sinned, and deserve the penalty for sin, which is death in hell.

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God…” Romans 3:23

“The wages of sin is death…” Romans 6:23

“All liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Rev. 21:8

 

2. You cannot earn your way to heaven by good works.

“For by grace are you 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

“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost…” Titus 3:5

“Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.” Galatians 2:16

 

3. Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sin. Jesus is the ONLY way to heaven.

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel…  how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures…” 1_Corinthians 15:1-3.

“God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

“Even he righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe…” Romans 3:22

“The Blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7

“Be it known unto ye all… that by the name of Jesus Christ does this man stand before you… Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:10-12

 

4. You must Repent and call upon the name of Jesus Christ to save your soul from hell, and take you to  heaven when you die.

“For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.” Psa. 86:5

“Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:6-7

“Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” Acts 20:21

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved…” Romans 10:13

 

Dear friend, will you not repent of your sin and call upon Jesus Christ, who died for your sins? Just call upon His name and ask Him to forgive you of your sins, and take you to heaven when you die.

If you have sincerely done this, would you send me an email, so that I can rejoice with you. Also, I would be glad to send you free Bible study materials and literature.

pastormartin@faith2you.com

Pastor Michael Martin, Sr.