Being A Good Religious Person Won’t Get You Into Heaven
Catholics and Christians alike have been dumping on President Biden for his stance on……well everything, including abortion. It was reported that Biden was refused being given the sacrament because of his pro-abortion stance. Most recently Biden met with the Pope at the Vatican. The headlines stated they were the most important Catholics in the world (or something to that effect).
I saw a recent article about a “one world religion” church for Christians, Muslims and other religions being planned or built in Abu Dubai which fits into the One World Government being prepared to control the entire economies of the world.
Well this brings up some very good questions and some very interesting answers.
- How many “good works” will get you into heaven?
- Will there be heavenly “subdivisions” (Catholics, Presbyterians, Mormons, Amish, or Pentecostals)?
- What about other religions or no religious preference?
- What does the bible say is the way to the father in heaven?
Jesus said that salvation (forgiveness of sin) is a gift from God, lest any man boast.
8 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. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Jesus also said that in his father’s house there are many rooms prepared for his followers.
John 14: 1-4
14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Jesus even said the road to heaven is narrow and few will find it, while the road to the abyss is wide and many will choose it.
13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
It may surprise you that there will be no Amish, Catholic, Mormon, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Muslim, Islamic, or any religious sections in heaven. It is a fact that the only ones allowed in heaven will be those who have become born again.
3 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus[a] by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again[b] he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.[c] 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You[d] must be born again.’ 8 The wind[e] blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
When Jesus commissioned his disciples to go preach the gospel unto the ends of the earth,
15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
We see evidence that some made it to the Europe, the Far East, Africa and other parts of the world as demonstrated by their belief in doing good deeds or making merit in hopes of a better life after reincarnation. Religion often takes bits and pieces of the bible, mix it with manmade rules and tradition to pass it off as gospel coming straight from God.
The bible tells us not to judge others or we will be judged by the same measure.
7 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
We are told to discern everything in light of the Word of God.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
The Ten Commandments are not suggestions should you choose to do them or not. It is impossible to obey God and please man by disobeying even one commandment. God calls it sin and the penalty for sin is death. Without salvation through the blood of Jesus, death is an eternal spiritual death where separation from God has no comparison.
- Have no other gods before God
- Do not worship things instead of God
- Do not take the name of the Lord your God in vain
- Remember the Sabbath day, keep it holy
- Honor your father and your mother
- Do not kill
- Do not commit adultery
- Do not steal
- Do not speak falsely against your neighbor
- Do not keep your eyes on anything your neighbor has
He (Jesus) answered: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’.”
How can you love your neighbor as yourself when you don’t even like yourself?
He (God) said, “If you listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.”
In the world we live in there are those who believe that it is their right to do what makes them feel good even when it contradicts the Word of God. When churches stop preaching hell fire and brimstone and use catchy words and phrases that are pleasing to the ears of man, so that none be offended they not only offend God, but become enemies of God.
John 14: 6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Think of a world lost and without anything good. The reign of terror by ISIS, Islamic extremists and even political parties in our own country pale in comparison to what eternity will be like without God, for only God is good – All the time!
The remedy is simple – humble yourself before God, submit to his will for your life. Ask him to forgive your sins. Turn from your wicked ways. Declare Jesus is the Son of God, born of a virgin, died for your sins and raised again on the third day.
Then make a public declaration of faith by becoming baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Find a bible believing church that preaches the bible – cover to cover and ask God to guide and strengthen you as you commit to telling others about God’s saving grace. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
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