Do you know for sure you are going to be in heaven forever? You may want to go to heaven, and you may have heard there are many ways to get there. Eternity is a really long time, though, to not be sure.
Take a look at what Jesus teaches about heaven or find out more below.
We would love to hear from you as you work out your questions about eternity. We hope you will know for sure that your future is secure in heaven through faith in Jesus Christ!
Jesus created heaven so it’s safe to say He understands how to get there. Jesus says “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
To ‘come to the Father’ means to be with God the Father in heaven. Jesus is clear that no one can enter heaven except through Jesus alone. What does this really mean though? Let’s break it down.
We would all likely agree that heaven is perfect. For heaven to stay perfect, no person can enter heaven without first being perfect themselves.
The Bible says that we have all sinned, which means none of us have lived a perfect life. The penalty of not living a perfect life, according to the Bible, is separation from Jesus and His Kingdom which includes eternity. The Bible calls the place of eternal separation from Jesus, hell.
Relationship with us is the priority of God. Jesus came to rescue us from this inevitable separation that has come through sin. The cost of sin is death, and the payment for death is blood because it holds life. Jesus made the decision to die on a cross to pay for our sin.
This relationship could never have been repaired in our own power or strength. I think we can all safely admit that we have not led a perfect life! Jesus was God in human form and He left heaven and came down to earth to suffer and die so that He could be with us again in heaven,
We are saved from an eternity without Jesus by placing our faith (or by simply believing) in what Jesus has done for us. We are saved by our belief, and not by our behavior.
The Bible says of this in Eph. 2:8-9, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.”
In order to receive the gift of being with Jesus in heaven, we need to simply tell Jesus that we believe that He died on the cross for us, and that we believe that His blood paid the price for our sins.
Please say these things in your own words to Jesus right now, (the Bible says He is always with us and hears us)! By doing so you will enter into Jesus’ Kingdom and live forever with Jesus in heaven.
Part of being in Jesus’ Kingdom means being in a church. Please reach out to us at Anchor City Church by phone, text, or email or stop in to introduce yourself as you journey through what it means to follow Jesus Christ!