The question of how to get to heaven is the question most people ask including many people in the Christian circles.
If you are such a person who wants to know how you can get to heaven, you have come to the right place as I have some good news for you in his article that will show you how you can get to heaven in 5 simple steps.
With that said, below is how you get to heaven according to the bible. Just follow the steps below if you want to go to heaven should death come suddenly to you.
What’s The True Way to Heaven?
According to the bible, Jesus Christ in whom eternal life and salvation can only be found is the only true way to heaven and happens to be the door to heaven as well.
This is why the Lord Jesus Christ said in John 14:6 that He’s the way, the truth and the life and that no man can come to the Father except through Him.
Implying that, if you want to get to heaven, you have to go through Jesus Christ and nothing else. I know you have heard from the false religions of this world who try to tell you that there are many ways to go to heaven.
But I am here to tell you dear reader that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven because He’s the only one who can grant you salvation and eternal life.
All the other false religions of this world can’t give you eternal life or save you from sin and hell as Jesus Christ does because they are created by the devil with the intention of leading you astray from the one true God.
The false religions of this world will just tell you that all you need to go to heaven is to be a good person which is false as we are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8) and not by good works or being a good person of which you aren’t be the way, dear.
See Also: 7 Reasons Why Good Works Cannot Save Us (+Sermon).
Who Will Enter Heaven?
The people who will enter heaven are those who have been saved and had their sins forgiven by believing and accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and saviour.
Implying that you won’t go to heaven if you didn’t repent of your sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ with all your heart for your salvation.
This is why John 3:16-18 says that anyone who believes in Him will be saved from hell and have everlasting life but anyone who doesn’t believe in Him will be damned in hell prepared for the devil and his angels.
Other than being saved, Jesus Christ also further said in Matthews 5:8 that only those with a pure heart will enter heaven and finally see God in all His glory which will be beautiful and glorious indeed.
This means that to enter heaven, you need to be holy and live a holy life because heaven is a place of holiness and all its inhabitants from the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirits, redeemed said of all the ages and angels of all types are holy.
So in short, people who will enter heaven are those who are saved from sin and are living a life of holiness imputed in them by Christ Jesus of which without, none will see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14).
See Also: How To Be Saved According To The Bible (+ Video Sermon).
How To Go To Heaven In 5 Simple Steps.
If you want to go to heaven even if you face sudden death today, below are the 5 steps you need to take if you want to spend eternity with God in heaven when all is said and done.
- Believe In Jesus Christ.
- Repent Of Your Sins.
- Be Born Again.
- Live A Holy Life.
- Sin No More.
1. Believe In Jesus Christ.
The first step you need to take if you want to go to heaven is to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for your salvation based on what He did for you on the cross.
Romans 10:9,10 tells that if you confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and that God raised Him from the dead on the third day with all your heart, you shall be saved.
This is the first step you need to take to obtain salvation and forgiveness of your sins because if you don’t believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for your salvation, you can’t be saved.
And if you die in that sinful state of unbelief, you will spend your eternity in hell as no unbeliever will ever enter heaven as Revelations 21:8 wonderfully sums it up concerning such people who refuse to believe and accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and saviour.
We are told in John 3:15-17 that God so love the world which is why He gave us His Begotten Son to die on the cross for our sin that anyone who believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life.
Everlasting life in this case is spending eternity with God in heaven which is full of everlasting joy but if you don’t believe in Christ, you are condemned already.
2. Repent Of Your Sins.
The second step you need to take if you want to go to heaven is you have to truly repent and forsake your sin as only when you do that will you obtain mercy and forgiveness of your sins (Proverbs 28:13).
True repentance simply means changing your mind you have towards sin and God by turning away from your sins and to God.
Remember, you can’t say that you have truly repented of your sins if you keep going back to those same sins you renounced minutes ago on the altar call. Otherwise, you are like a dog that returns to its vomit.
If you are truly repentant and sorry for your sins, you won’t desire to go back to them anymore which will be one of the signs that true repentance has taken place in your life.
Sadly, many people think they are ok the way they are and that they don’t need to repent of anything in their lives as they believe that they are good people and that they will make it for heaven by their own good deeds.
But this is a lie from the devil because as Ephesians 2:8,9 says, we are only saved by grace through faith and not by works lest anyone should boast. Jesus Christ also Further says in Luke 13:5 that unless you repent, you will likewise perish in hell.
See Also: 13 Signs Of True Repentance (Signifying Real Salvation.)
3. Be Born Again.
The Bible teaches that we must be born again if we want to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The Apostle Peter said in Acts 2:38 that repent and each of you is baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
To be born again means to have a spiritual rebirth or second birth. It is not a physical rebirth, but a spiritual rebirth that makes one have the new nature of Christ in them since we are all spiritually dead by birth.
The first birth is natural, that is, we are born physically into this world with a sinful nature we all have due to the original sin of our first parents. To get into heaven, we must be born spiritually into God’s family.
This is why Jesus said to Nicodemus in John 3:3, “Truly, truly I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” He also said in John 3:5, “Unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”
Isaiah 59:2 tells us that sin separates man from God. Sin is breaking one or more of God’s laws (1 John 3:4). Jesus Christ paid for our sins by dying on the cross and rising from the dead on the third day.
So, if you want to be in heaven when you die, ensure that you are truly born again with the new nature of Christ Jesus in you which makes you a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17).
- How To Be Born Again In 7 Simple Steps (+Video Sermon).
- 17 (Must-Have) Characteristics Of A Born Again Christian.
4. Live A Holy Life.
Another thing you need to do for you to be accepted into heaven when you leave this earth is that you need to live a life of holiness.
But like most people, you may say that it’s not possible to live a holy life and that no one can be holy in this present evil world we live in.
However, this isn’t true according to the bible because God’s word both in the old testament in Leviticus 11:44 and the new testament in 1 Peter 1:16 tells us that we must be holy even as He’s holy.
Furthermore, the Lord has not called us unto uncleanness but unto holiness and righteousness because those two things are what will enable you to make it for heaven when you leave this earth.
So, people who say you can’t live a holy life due to their lack of faith in God’s word say so because they haven’t yet experienced the new birth in Christ Jesus which brings about the new nature of God that enables one to be holy and righteous.
The fact that God’s word tells us to be holy, means that we can live a holy life that’s above sin by His grace. Holiness is crucial in one’s life as without it, forget about making it for heaven (Hebrews 12:14).
See Also: How To Live A Godly Life That Is Heaven-Ready (In 7 Simple Steps).
5. Sin No More.
Last but not least, you need to go and sin no more and have nothing to do with sin after doing the above four steps if you want to be in heaven when you die.
This is why Jesus Christ in John 8:11 told the woman who was caught in adultery to go and sin no more when He forgave her and this is exactly what that woman did which showed her repentance was genuine.
Remember, you won’t be allowed to enter heaven if your garment is spotted or stained with sin which is why James 1:27,28 tells us to be unspotted from the evil pollutions of this world.
But you may hear people say that you can’t live a life that is free from sin when Romans 6:18 says otherwise. The grace of God Titus 2:11 talks about is available for you to enable you to go and sin no more.
So, don’t listen to people who tell you that you can’t live a life that’s free from sin because those people say so due to the love of sin in their hearts which is why they say so as they don’t want to turn away from their sinful lifestyle they seem to enjoy.
If you are serious about going to heaven, have nothing to do with sin and the evil pollutions of this present evil world if you don’t want to be rejected on the final day of separation.
- How To Have Power Over Sin In 7 Easy Steps (Video Sermon).
- 13 Traits Of The Sinful Nature [That Makes Us Inherently Evil].
- 7 Dangers Of Sin To Help You Stop Sinning (+Video Sermon).
I hope the above article on how to get to heaven according to the bible will help prepare for heaven by following the above 5 steps. In closing, if you found this post useful, let me know in the comment below along with any questions you might have on what you have read. Stay blessed and don’t forget to share.
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