In fact, it is the united testimony of the New Testament that no one can know God the Father except through the person of Jesus Christ. To understand why this is so, we must go back to the beginning. An infinite-personal God created the heavens and the earth Genesis and a man in his own image Genesis When He had finished creating, everything was good Genesis Man and woman were placed in a perfect environment, with all their needs taken care of.
They were given only one prohibition: they were not to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, lest they die Genesis Yet they did eat of the tree, and the result was a fall in four areas: the relationship was broken between God and man, between man and his fellowman, between man and nature, and between man and himself Genesis 3. However, God promised to restore all of these things and gave His word that He would send a Savior, a Messiah, who would deliver the entire creation from the bondage of sin Genesis This theme that some day this Messiah would come into the world to set mankind free is repeated throughout the Old Testament.
God became a man in the person of Jesus Christ John , Jesus eventually died in our place so that we could enjoy a right relationship with God. If mankind could have reached God any other way, then Jesus would not have had to die. His death illustrates the fact that there is no other way.
Therefore, no other religion or religious leader can bring someone to the knowledge of the one true God. However, there are significant differences in what people actually believe about Heaven and hell. God has called me and our Inspiration Partners to sound an alarm and warn people that they will one day stand before the judgment seat of Christ 2 Corinthians If the survey probed a little deeper, it would have discovered that many people who plan to go to Heaven are placing their hopes on misguided reasons. You see, Heaven is not a default destination.
No one goes there automatically. No one is righteous enough to make it into Heaven by their good deeds Romans So the plain truth is this: Unless a person addresses their sin problem by receiving Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, their true default destination will be hell.
Try mentioning sin or divine judgment the next time you have a conversation with someone, and see how long it takes before the subject is changed! Friend, unless you have made Jesus Christ the Lord of your life, you are still a sinner in the eyes of God. The consequences of sin are that you are lost and unable to find your way to safety. Your sin has separated you from a relationship with your Heavenly Father Isaiah He made a plan to save us…to give us hope…and to redeem us.
Even so, many Christians unnecessarily fear death or lack a deep assurance of their salvation. The Bible says Jesus came to set us free from the fear of death, freeing us from the devil who once held the power of death Hebrews But what really happens when we die?
What will our bodies be like in eternity? Will we remember the things that happened here on earth?
Will we be able to see our loved ones and our pets in Heaven? Will the present earth be destroyed…or renewed?
Will the New Earth seem familiar, or an entirely different experience? What will our daily lives be like? The list of questions about Heaven could go on and on.
The God Relationship:Using The Cross of The Bible To Reach Heaven - Kindle edition by M Hall. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC. Many people believe that the answer to the question of how to get to heaven is to be a Your religion may tell you that there is a God, but it does not tell you how to have a personal relationship with Him. The Bible says that our efforts at doing “good deeds” are not acceptable in the sight of Jesus Christ died on a cross.
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