One Way to Heaven
September 1, 2022
The Bible teaches that a person is either lost or saved (born again, if you prefer).
John 3:3-5 says:
“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. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”
There is no “middle” or “almost.” It is saved or lost. Period.
If you are saved, then ALL of your sins are forgiven (1 Corinthians 6:11, Ephesians 4:32, Colossians 2:13, Colossians 3:13), and you will know that you are a son of God because he puts His Spirit in you (Romans 8:16, Galatians 4:6, 2 Corinthians 1:22, 1 John 5:13, 1 John 4:13, John 14:17, and 1 Corinthians 2:12).
If a person isn’t saved or a believer (John 3:18, 2 Corinthians 2:3,4, 1 Corinthians 2:14), then he is lost and can’t understand spiritual things, and his sins are NOT forgiven!
Romans 6:23 says:
“For the wages of sin is death; but the GIFT of God is ETERNAL LIFE through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
No sins will make it into heaven! And it is impossible for a human being on this earth to not sin within his own power (Ecclesiastes 7:20, Romans 3:10,23). It doesn’t matter who you are; the same rule applies to all (Romans 2:11, Acts 10:34).
It doesn’t matter if a person is Catholic, Jehovah’s Witness, Mormon, Amish or Mennonite etc. If a person is trusting in ANYTHING besides Jesus Christ, then that person is trying to serve two masters (gods), and that’s impossible! (Matthew 6:24, Luke 16:13)
Jesus was very serious when he said the following in John 14:6:
“…I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 says:
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”
This is the gospel and the way to salvation for everyone in this present age of grace. NOTHING can be added. It does not matter who you are (denomination) or were you came from. The same truth applies to everyone!
Romans 10:9 says:
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
Romans 10:13 says:
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
How could a person confess and believe after he is dead? This decision must be made now! Not in the future after a person is dead, because by then it will be too late.
Ephesians 2:8-9 says:
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of WORKS, lest any man should boast.”
That’s basic English and is very plain and simple!
We have established that a person MUST have salvation (be born again or saved) on this earth BEFORE they die, or it will be too late. We have also established that there is only ONE WAY to heaven and that is through JESUS CHRIST! (John 14:6)
Ephesians 4:5 sates there is “One Lord, one faith, and one baptism” (Holy Spirit baptism (1 Corinthians 12:13) into Christ, not water.
There are not many ways to heaven but only one! Anyone who says differently is telling a lie that is from the devil!
Salvation does not come through a certain dress code or a bunch of manmade rules. You might say, “Well, those things are keeping us safe” That, my friend, is trusting in another god (idol), not Jesus Christ!
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