September 15 – Heaven FAQ’s – What are the entry requirements for heaven?

Read John 14:1-7 and 1 John 5:11-13

Quantum physics, derivatives, why people dream, explaining the word “the,” –  these are all things that are difficult to describe and understand. It would take serious education to understand most of this list. Yet, we don’t take them for granted. They are understood as a part of life and we don’t question their existence, because we have faith in them being integral to everyday living.

However, there are plenty of areas that are questioned within our world and often by our family, friends and even ourselves. We think about them, debate them, and dismiss them; yet the answers are right in front of us. One of these concepts is the requirements for spending eternity in heaven. Many think they can earn their way to heaven by “doing good.” Others dismiss eternity as life ending when we take our last breath. However, Jesus answers this question point blank in John 14:1-7. Thomas (I hope I never earn a nickname preceded by “doubting”) asks Jesus how to know the way to eternity with God. Jesus answers in verse 6-7,  “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

It is clear in this short phrase that Jesus confirms heaven and how to spend eternity with God. If you place your faith in Jesus, ask for forgiveness of your sins, and turn your life to God, you will spend eternity in heaven! It isn’t difficult to understand, it doesn’t take significant education, it is clear, simple and free!

Now the real question comes down to: “Are you going to trust Jesus?” When He says, “I am the way, the truth and the life,” do you believe Him? 1 John 5:11-13 says, “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.”

Make your choice, who are you going to believe? Where are you going to place your faith? In your own thoughts and deeds? In some other religion? Or…are you willing to place your faith in Jesus, the only person to ever walk this earth, live a perfect life, and beat death by resurrecting to life?

Whatever you choose, do it today because we aren’t promised tomorrow!

Jeff Walter

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