Let me ask you a question… If you died tonight while in your sleep would you go to Heaven or Hell?
Some may answer this with a quick “Yes” but most would probably answer with “I don’t know” or “I hope so”. The truth is that most of us naturally desire to go to heaven and if you are reading this right now there is a good possibility you don’t really know or feel confident as to where you would go should your life on this earth end.
Well what if I told you that you can be absolutely sure beyond all doubt about where you will inevitably end up when your time on this earth has expired. If you are tired of hoping that you make it to heaven or are tired of worrying about what will happen after death then I encourage you to continue reading and seriously take to heart what you read today and really give it some thought.
Things we know about Heaven and Hell:
- God created Heaven and Hell.
- Heaven and Hell are the only two destinations after death.
- Heaven is Paradise, Hell worse than your worst nightmare.
The Biggest Misconceptions about Heaven
1. Buying your Way into Heaven:
One of the biggest misconceptions about Heaven is being able to get there by “being good”. There seems to be this mentality that as long as your good deeds outweigh your bad deeds that all will be forgiven and upon death you will be face to face with the pearly gates of heaven.
Unfortunately this is a very dangerous mentality to fall into because the truth of the matter is that no matter how good we are we can never buy our way into heaven with money, or good works. If we take a look into the Word of God (Bible) the Creator of these places we can see what Jesus says:
John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father (God) except through me.(Jesus Christ) ”
Ephesians 2:8,9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. “
As we can see from God’s Word we cannot buy our way to heaven. We have not been saved from Hell through anything that we have done or could ever do. In fact we learn from these scriptures that being saved and getting to Heaven is a Free Gift that God offers us.
2. Going to Church will get you to Heaven
This is another big misconception about getting to Heaven. Many will say well I’m very “religious” and I go to “Church”. This unfortunately will not get you to Heaven. You see getting to heaven is not about religious rituals or traditions. It is not about the belief in the existence of God, and it is not even doing great things in the name of Jesus that saves you from Hell. In fact the Bible discounts these things telling us:
James 2:19 “You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror.”
Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.”
We see here that even though you can be religious, go to church, believe in God and have enough faith to perform miracles and do great things in the name of Jesus that it doesn’t mean you are saved from Hell.
How do you Get to Heaven?
In order to get to Heaven you must (this is not an option) you must believe in Jesus Christ the perfect Son of God and that He came down to earth and He suffered a painful torturous death for us. In doing this He paid the price that was needed to wash us clean of our sins so that we could be right with God. Furthermore you must not only believe in Him but you must also ask Him into your life and make Him your Lord and Savior. This is the only thing that will guarantee you a place in Heaven.
Remember “Religion” has nothing to do with it, you need to throw that mentality away and begin to realize that its not about religion rather it is a “Relationship” with God. The truth is that God created you for a purpose, and He loves you more than you could ever know or imagine. He wants your love, He wants to be Lord of your life not to ruin it or take the fun out of it, but rather to give you overwhelming joy, happiness and fulfillment.
If you are tired of worrying about where you will go when you leave this earth and want a guarantee when it comes to your final destination I invite you today to make Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior today. If this is you and you want to do this just meaningfully say the following:
“Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus and I understand that I am a sinner and that I am in need of forgiveness and a Savior. God I believe that your one and only Son Jesus Christ died for my sins and that you raised Him from the dead.
Jesus I ask that you would forgive me and I invite you to come into my life today to be my Lord and Savior. I thank you for dieing on that cross for me and I thank you for forgiving my sins today. I know that you love me more than I could ever imagine and that you want nothing but the best for me. Today I give you my life and will live according to your ways from this day forth.
In the Name of Jesus I pray Amen.”