A person may go to heaven without……
- Without health,
- Without wealth;
- Without fame,
- Without a great name;
- Without learning,
- Without earnings;
- Without culture,
- Without beauty;
- Without friends and without ten thousand other things—–
- But he can NEVER go to Heaven without Christ.
Sadly many Churches teach that salvation is through a series of works and by affiliation with their church or they teach you get there by Jesus plus works. Don’t you find it interesting that there are no denominations noted in scripture? But in God’s word to us the Bible it is crystal clear what is the way to heaven and anything added to Jesus alone being the only way is not the Gospel of the one and only true God.
The first question this morning for you is, do you know what the church you are attending teaches about how to get to heaven?
Here is what Jesus teaches;
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.”
John 3:3 “Jesus answered and said unto him, except a man be born again he cannot enter the Kingdom of God.”
Titus 3:4,5 “But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, NOT BY WORKS of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.”
Eph 2:8,9 “For by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, NOT OF WORKS, lest anyone would boast.”
Yes, it is a very narrow view and our world will see you as …….but if it is God’s truth it can never be wrong! Don’t be found to be like…..
Mat 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘In ever knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’”
John 6:29 “Jesus answered and said unto them, this is the work of God, that you believe on him whom he hath sent.”