Eternal Life

The way to Heaven takes a step of faith

Forgiveness: We cannot have eternal life and heaven without God’s forgiveness.
“In Him (Jesus) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses.” (Ephesians 1:7)

Available: Forgiveness is available for all.
“For God loved the world in this way: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

But God’s forgiveness is not automatic: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven.”(Matthew 7:21)

Impossible: It is impossible for God to allow sin into heaven. God is loving and just. His judgment is against sin. “For judgment is without mercy.” (James 2:13)

Every person is a sinner: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)

But how can a sinful person enter heaven, when God allows no sin?

Turn: Turn, or repent, from sin and self.
“But unless you repent, you will all perish.” (Luke 13:3)

Turn to Christ; trust Him only: “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)

Heaven: Heaven is eternal life.

Jesus offers life here: “I have come that they may have life and have it in abundance.” (John 10:10)

And eternal life hereafter: “If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also.” (John 14:3)