Am I Heaven Bound By Believing in Jesus?
The bible assures us that believing in Jesus will make us Heaven bound. In Jesus’s own words, “No man cometh unto the Father but by me.” (John 14:6) The bible teaches that there is only one way to get into Heaven. That one way is to be saved. The way to be saved is by accepting and believing Jesus is Lord and Savior of your life. There are many references of this in the bible.
One Way to be Heaven Bound
It would be convenient if there were many roads to Heaven. Pick your favorite and you’re on your way. But how do you know you’ve picked the right way? Is the way you’ve chosen really a way to Heaven at all?
Let’s turn to the ultimate authority on being Heaven bound and find out what He has to say about it. Jesus, yes, the one that sits on the right hand of God at the throne in Heaven, He actually gave us directions on how to go to Heaven. During His sermon on the mount where thousands gathered to eagerly hear his words, Jesus instructed, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” [Matthew 7:13,14]
Wow, couldn’t be clearer! There IS only one way to get to Heaven. So why only a few who find it? Jesus answers that too, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” [Matthew 7:21] Well that’s a relief, we learn that everyone who does the will of the Father goes to Heaven. And the will of the Father is to believe in Jesus Christ, who will save you from utter destruction. “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.” [John 3:16]
Ticket to Heaven
The bible makes it clear to us, “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” [John 3:3]. So to gain entry into Heaven, we must believe in Jesus as our Lord and Savior, “Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” [Matthew 18:3].
Choosing to be saved puts us on the right path to Heaven. Jesus assures us of this, “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” [John 10:28]. As a consequence of believing in Jesus, not only are we Heaven bound, we will have a home there too. Jesus promises, “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” [John 14:2].
You can have assurance if you choose the right path. Simply believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life. Take a moment and ask Him to come into your life today. Why wait? Heaven and all God’s blessings await.
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