Take the Quiz!
What do you think you have to do to go to Heaven?
- Obey God’s laws and commandments.
- Do more good than bad.
- Trust in Jesus Christ and serve Him faithfully.
- Take Communion.
- Get water baptized.
- Turn from your sins and stop sinning.
- Trust in Jesus Christ alone as your personal Savior.
It is common for people to think that no one can know for sure that they are going to Heaven.
The Bible says that you can know that you are going to Heaven.
1 John 5:13
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.
Before we see what the correct answer to the quiz was let’s talk about what keeps us from Heaven.
We have done things that are wrong, which means we are all sinners.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
God cannot let sin into Heaven.
We have a serious problem because we are sinners. If He let sin into Heaven, there would be pain and death there.
The payment of sin is death.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1-6 on the quiz have something in common. They require some kind of work on our part. All of them depend on us earning Heaven.
You cannot earn Heaven.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
This means that 1-6 are incorrect because they payment of sin is not good works. It is death. If your sin is not paid for before you die you will spend all eternity in Hell.
Jesus paid the penalty for our sin.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Jesus showed His love for you by dying on the cross to pay for your sin. This is the only acceptable payment, anything else is worthless.
Trust Jesus as your Savior.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
The only way to Heaven is to believe that Jesus shed His blood and died on the cross to pay for your sins. He then rose from the dead on the 3rd day. This proved that He was God, and that His payment was accepted.
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Trusting Jesus Christ as your personal Savior is a one-time decision. The moment that you put your trust and faith in Him alone, God gives you eternal life and you become His child.
Salvation is forever.
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
Once you are in God’s family, there is nothing that you or anyone else can do to change that. God will never kick you out of the family, but He does punish His disobedient children, because He loves them.
In whom 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 that holy Spirit of promise,
Once you have trusted Christ, the Holy Spirit is in you. He will guide, comfort, and convict you, but He also seals you so that you cannot go to Hell.
Don’t wait another minute to trust Jesus Christ as your Savior.
Having trusted Christ, you now should go to a church that preaches the Bible.
If you just trusted Christ as your Savior, we would love to hear from you. Email Pastor Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.