Biblical Concept: How To Have Eternal Life
Question: Why should God let you into heaven? Here is what God wants you to know about this question:
1. All men need to be saved:
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). "Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned" (Romans 5:12).
2. God has provided salvation:
"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). "For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive by the Spirit" (I Peter 3:18). "For the wages of sin is death, but the free* gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23).
* Salvation is a free gift that cannot be earned--"For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. Not as a result of works, that no one should boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9).
3. God wants you to receive this salvation:
"For God so loved the
world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have
eternal life. For God did not send
the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved
through Him. He who
believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has
not believed in the name of the only begotten
Son of God (John 3:16-18). Simply pray to God the Father that: "I need to be saved, and I am convinced that Your Son Jesus Christ paid the penalty for my sins, and give me the free gift of eternal life."
Answer to the question: Why should God let you into heaven? = "I have believed in Jesus Christ as my personal Savior, and God has given me eternal life.''