How To Get To Heaven

May you please come just as you are?

All humans do evil.
We're sinners.
Everyone's undeserving.

  • Nobody on earth's always good and never sins. (Ecclesiastes 7:20)

  • For everyone's sinned and falls short of God's glory. (Romans 3:23)

  • Everyone's turned away; all have become useless. Nobody does good, not even one. (Psalm 53:3)

Heaven's a free gift.
Donations can't earn it.
Doing good won't save you.

  • God saved you by grace when you believed. You can't take credit for this; it's the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8)

  • Peter replied: "May your money be destroyed with you for thinking God's gift can be bought with money." (Acts 8:20)

  • But we believe through the undeserved grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we'll be saved, just as they are. (Acts 15:11)

Glowing transparent cyan blue heart that says 'The gospel is the good news!'

Our sin penalty makes humans undeserving of Heaven.
The gospel: Jesus died (a sacrifice paying sin penalty), got buried, and was risen.

  • He was handed over to die for our sins, and was raised to make us right with God. (Romans 4:25)

  • What's most important I received and delivered to you: Christ died for our sins, as the Scriptures said; that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures: (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

  • At just the right time, when we were still helpless, Christ died for the ungodly. (Romans 5:6)

Silhouette of Jesus Christ on a cross with wooden post saying 'King of the Jews'

Jesus had to die because He's the only one who could pay our sin penalty.

Only trust the good news alone for Heaven.
False gospels require a different way to live forever.

  • Jesus answered: "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)

  • Salvation's in nobody else: God hasn't given another name under Heaven by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)

  • That's why I said you'll die in your sins: unless you believe that I Am, you'll die in your sins. (John 8:24)

False gospels often require good actions, feelings, or desires added.
False gospels don't save.

Doing/saying these won't earn Heaven:

  • Praying.

  • Water baptism.

  • Donations/tithing.

  • Feeling sorry for sin.

  • Letting go of past sin.

  • Believing the Bible's true.

  • Giving your life to God.

  • Planning to follow Jesus at any cost.

  • Turning from sin or trying not to sin.

  • Sharing your trust/faith/belief in Jesus.

  • Confessing "Jesus is Lord" with your mouth.

  • Confessing sin, "mortal sins," or "deadly sins."

  • Stopping certain sins, "mortal sins," or "deadly sins."

  • Inviting Jesus into your heart/life without the gospel.

Accepting the good news of Jesus Christ is trust/faith/belief in only the gospel alone.
Otherwise, you've trusted a false gospel... which doesn't save.
Be dependent on Jesus Christ's free gift alone to be saved.
May you please trust this free gift?