How to Get to Heaven
Where does the Bible say this is needed for salvation?
What does this mean?
In order to be saved, you must continue to work to obey the teachings of Jesus and maintain your faith in him as your personal savior.
This "step" won't be completed until you die, but personal study of the Bible, frequent prayer, regular church attendance and confession of your sins to others are good indicators that you are conintuing in your walk with God.
Responses to Common Objections:
- But My Preacher/Neighbor/Friend/Parents said (something else).
- Beware of false teachers and false teachings. Satan uses them to confuse people and keep them from accepting the truth. Trust the Bible, which you must study for yourself.
- Our honest goal is to teach Christ's message as recorded in the Bible. If that is the honest goal of your preacher, then there should be little disagreement. If there is disagreement, we encourage you to study the Bible yourself so that you may rightly learn what the Bible teaches on this or any other topic pertaining to your faith and salvation regardless of what we or anyone else may say.
- The apostle Paul taught, "Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling." Keep in mind that on judgement day, you will be responsible for your own actions or inactions and your own faith and obedience to God's Word. It will not matter what anyone else told you.