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THE WAY TO HEAVEN

Good works
such as giving to charity, living a decent life, being a good neighbour, even performing religious duties, while worthy and commendable in themselves, do not make a person fit for Heaven. In comparison to God’s holy standards, even our good works are "as filthy rags". (Isaiah 64:6) "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)


All roads do NOT lead to Heaven. The Bible clearly teaches that there is only ONE way. Jesus says, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." (John 14:6) Our sin is the great obstacle which keep us from God. "All have sinned" (Romans 8:23), and it is our sin that separates us from a loving God and leaves us without hope for the future.

God's Word gives the solution to our need. "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23) Jesus, the Son of God, took the punishment for our sins on Himself. He suffered and died in our place. It is through His death and resurrection that we can experience God's mercy and find forgiveness.

Only as we forsake our sin and turn in faith to Jesus can we claim the promises of God. "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (2 John 1:9)

Do not make the mistake of trying to approach God on your own terms. You must come to God in His way. Only by fully trusting Jesus Christ can you know with certainty that you are on your way to Heaven. "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life." (John 3:36)
FURTHER READING
The Way of Salvation A complete sermon. The link opens with Adobe Reader available here as a free download.
Points to Ponder
Eyemouth Baptist Church is a registered Scottish Charity. Scottish Charity No SC007404