The big question is:
How do I get to Heaven?
The assumption often is: “Of course you want to go to Heaven.” Right? But: Do you, really? The first requirement for “getting” anything is: You’ve got to want it!
…me and God.
The first step
to discovering God is
He is there,
but I’ve got to
want to know more
I choose to – or not.
– Source: Want it
“Draw near to God
and He will draw near to you.”
– James 4:8
So you want to go to Heaven.
Have you looked into “How”? How do I get to Heaven? Have you gone to God and asked Him? To get anywhere – you’ve got to know where it is, move-out, and get on the right road to there.
I’m sure you’ve heard: There is no getting to Heaven “on your own“. Right? I’ve been told: “You can’t take it with you.” But that is what people try to do – the world over.
What is Heaven?
Heaven is God’s Home. It’s not our home. God Almighty is calling the shots. After all, He started all this that we see (and can’t see) — everything around us. He is the Creator God of all that exists.
Who on earth does not want to go to Heaven?
What do religions promise?
Most every religion promises a “heaven”. Heaven by any other name is still heaven. Be it called “karma”, “paradise”… it is what those religions equate to “heaven”. They all want to go there, where “it’s all good”.
Here on earth it is easy to see that “here” is not where it’s at. It’s only wishful thinking at best, to say on earth, “It’s all good.” (What a ridiculous thing to say.)
“It’s all good.” Say that to the war-torn, the abused child, the battered woman, the criminals in prison, or the victims of criminals walking the streets. Well, “it all happens for a purpose”. Say THAT to them? Ridiculous.
What is your eternity based on? What others say? What others think? What others philosophize? What religions propose? Me? Not so much. God knows. That is where He is from. Mankind can only theorize. And they all are mere humans.
What has God said about getting into His Heaven?
Heaven is the only place where we will be able to truthfully say, “It’s all good.” That’s because God will not be in Hell, and all goodness comes from Him, so… all goodness will be in Heaven. So where does that leave all of us unforgiven, meandering in Hell? What, in Hell, are we to do?
Jesus promised Heaven for those who follow Him. He does not include anyone else in His promise. Other religions make promises they can never keep. Their claims are hollow.
How do I get to Heaven?
To “repent”? That means:
[your] old way of thinking,
[your] past sins, and
God’s purpose for [your life]“
“…He commands all people everywhere
[that is, to change their old way of thinking,
to regret their past sins, and
to seek God’s purpose for their lives],
31 because He has set a day
when He will judge the inhabited world
by a Man whom He has appointed
and destined for that task, and
He has provided credible proof
by raising Him from the dead.”
– Acts 17:30-31 AMP version
– Source: This is salvation in Christ
came to earth as Godman
in order to make it possible
for mankind to be forgiven by God.
We can either choose to follow
or make our own way.
But only God’s way
will ever make us acceptable
to a perfect God.
Kind of a narrow way, eh?
That was His idea, not ours.
– Source: Your Chance To Choose