In Romans 3:23, God's Word (the Bible) declares: “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”.
Many will insist they are a “good person” and will therefore go to heaven. This is because they are using their own definition of what is good. Would they come to the same conclusion if they were to compare themselves to God's standard?
No one can enter heaven UNLESS the penalty for their sins have been paid for, and they have been washed clean to be in the presence of God.
In Romans 10:9, the Bible says “if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;”. There is nothing we can do to save ourselves. We need God the Holy Spirit to help us recognise we are sinners, reveal who Jesus truly is, repent and believe in Him!
However, in John 3:36, Jesus has a word of warning for all: "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him." If heaven is for those who receive Jesus, hell awaits those who reject Him!
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I am a Christian husband, father, educator and entrepreneur. Jesus is at the heart of who I am so no matter what topic or issue am talking about, I'll always be coming from the Christian perspective. This is not to say that I am close minded and will ignore other opinions and view points. I hope to encourage, challenge and educate my listeners. God bless you!