I believe I will go to heaven if I have been good enough.

wyb lifedeathGod, the Bible and Christianity agree with you. You will go to heaven if you’re good enough. But what is good enough? If we were making the rules, we’d probably set the bar just low enough to get into heaven without making major lifestyle changes.

But we’re not making that decision. God sets the bar, and He sets it high. In the Bible He says that we should be perfect and if we are less than perfect, we die. And if you’re wondering who can possibly get to heaven on their own power, God answers that too. He says that everyone has sinned and falls short of the glory of God. This is God’s way of saying, ‘If we’re going to be saved it’s not going to be because we’re good enough.’ None of us is perfect. If we’re going to get into heaven, it is going to be because Jesus Christ has taken our punishment for sin and won salvation for all who trust in Him as their Saviour.

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“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast” (The Bible, Ephesians 2: 8-9).

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (The Bible, Romans 6:23).

“God doesn’t accept people simply because they obey the Law. No, indeed! All the Law does is to point out our sin. Now we see how God does make us acceptable to Him. The Law and the Prophets tell how we become acceptable, and it isn’t by obeying the Law of Moses. God treats everyone alike. He accepts people only because they have faith in Jesus Christ. All of us have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. But God treats us much better than we deserve, and because of Christ Jesus, He freely accepts us and sets us free from our sins” (The Bible, Romans 3:20-24).

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