Introduction: How to Go to Heaven
This page presents a clear, detailed presentation of the Gospel (how to go to heaven, or, literally, the Good News), including the Scriptural references.
Unfortunately, many who are going to hell wrongly believe that they are going to heaven. If only it were as simple as a highway sign such as the one below:
In addition, there are no do-overs.
Good Works Is Not How to Go to Heaven
One strike, you're out!
For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. (James 2:10)
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. (Galatians 3:10)
Everyone has struck out
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes. Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Romans 3:10-23)
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us... If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. (1 John 1:8,10)
Therefore, good works will not work
I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. (Galatians 2:21)
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Church attendance or even church membership
Having Christian parents
Everybody Goes to Heaven the Same Way
Christ Paid for Our Sins on the Cross
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
And He Had to Rise from the Dead
Belief in Christ Is Essential to Go to Heaven
Repentance Is Also Necessary to Go to Heaven
She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. (John 8:11, the woman caught in adultery)
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (Acts 2:37-38)
Confessing Christ Is Also Necessary to Go to Heaven
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:9-13)
Christ Is the ONLY Way to Heaven
Christ Will Accept All Who Accept Him
You Can Know that You Are Going to Heaven
The Choice Is Yours and Yours Alone
Don't Put It Off
What to Do
In order to see a quick summary of what you need to do in order to go to heaven, click on the box to the right.
Information on how to start your new Christian walk. Simply click on the box to the right.