This is a loaded question, but 1-10 (10 being the most confident), if you died right now how confident would you be that you would go to Heaven?
Or how about this: If you were standing in front of God right now, and He asked you “why should I let you into Heaven?” what would be your response?
Most people would respond with the following:
- I was a good person
- I never lied
- I went to church
But the Bible tells us that people that believe that their own doings (going to church, being a pastor, etc.) will get them into Heaven, will in fact not make into Heaven
"22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!" - Matthew 7:22-23
I’m not tryna be weird, but the reason why I’m saying this is because when I first found this out I was completely shocked and genuinely scared.
With that being said, I want to share some Good News and assurance to whoever is reading this. Let's start with some clarifications.
- You have to TRUST that Jesus died on the Cross for your sins and rose from His death three days later. But you can’t stop there, because James 2:19 says that even the demons and the devil believe this and shake and fear.
- Next, you have to TURN away from your sins. This is called (repentance). This is a really hard part, so the best way to do this is to follow this next step
- You have to let Jesus TAKEOVER your life. This means that Jesus decides what you will do from here on out. You will go to Jesus first before you do anything, and He will be the center of all of your plans