Common Questions About Going to Heaven

#1 Do good people who aren’t Christians go to Heaven? No (Read Ephesians 2:8-9)

For by grace are you saved through faith, and not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8)

#2 Do all religions lead to Heaven? No (Read John 14:6 & Acts 4:12)

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life: no man comes unto the Father but by Me”. (John 14:6)

#3 Will church membership get me in to Heaven? No (Read John 3:3)

Jesus said, “No man will enter the kingdom of God unless he is born again”  (John 3:3)

#4 Will water baptism alone get me in to Heaven? No (Read John 3:5 & Mark 16:16)

Jesus said, “No man will enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and of the Spirit” (John 3:5)

#5 Do I have to speak in tongues to go to Heaven? No (Read Romans 10:9-10)

That if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)

#6 What do I have to do to go to Heaven? Accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior.

Now say this prayer out loud: “Heavenly Father, I believe Jesus is Your Son and You raised Him from the dead. Jesus, forgive me for all of my sins and wash my sins away with Your holy blood. Come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior. Thank you for saving me. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.”

To help you get started in your new life as a Christian. Pray and read the Bible every day. Go to church every week. Talk to God like you would your best friend and tell Him whatever is on your mind or anything you want to talk about. I suggest reading the New Testament first to learn more about Jesus and about being a Christian.

 

Why Should I Go to Church?

One thing I hear these days is “I don’t have to go to a church to be a Christian”. In Hebrews 10:25 it says “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching”.

Let’s break this verse down and see what it is saying. First it says “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together”.  Forsaking implies that they used to go to church but no longer do it.  Paul taught there will be a falling away.

People may make up excuses about why they don’t go to church. Some say there are too many hypocrites attending church. Others say the preacher preaches too long. And I’m sure there are plenty of others that could be mentioned. One person told me that the reason he never goes to church is because nobody ever invited him. So I invited him and then told him “Now you don’t have any excuses”.

The next thing mentioned is “as the manner of some is”. So the author is saying that people in his days were not coming to church. We need to be in church every week if we can be there. Some people think that going to church is boring and a waste of time.  The Bible teaches “in thy presence is the fullness of JOY”. That doesn’t sound boring to me.

We call it a worship service for a reason. We are there to worship God first and foremost. Jesus said in John 4:24 “God is a Spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth”. Some people these days go to church just to socialize. If you are not putting God first in your life then you need to repent. Going to church is good but are you there to worship? socialize? both?

Next it says “but exhorting one another”.  Exhorting is encouraging one another and providing comfort. If you stay home all the time then you are missing out on that blessing. One thing we do at church is shake hands and fellowship with each other. If I was lonely I would come to church to worship God and have fellowship with other Christians.

I will say this that once you get in the habit of missing church then it is harder to go back. You will find something else to do and make excuses about why you aren’t going. Before you know it you are missing a month or two or even more. If you are staying home, what are you doing with your time? Jesus taught to “lay up treasure in heaven”. Are you doing that?

Introduction

My name is Jeff Bravard. I grew up in a small town in Kentucky. As a child I went to a Nazarene church. When I turned 19 I got saved in a Assemblies of God church. Now I go to a Baptist church. I also went to a non-denominational church in Toledo, Ohio in 1996-1997.

I used to teach an adult Sunday school class for 4 years. I enjoyed it alot. I like to preach and teach. I wrote a book a few years ago about soul winning. I haven’t published it yet but I hope I can this year.

Another thing I really love is passing out tracts. I used to do that alot in Bracken County, Kentucky. One day four young boys gave their heart to the Lord after I gave them tracts.  I didn’t expect them to do anything but they got saved.

I want this website to about the Bible. I plan on doing a different topic each week. If you enjoy Bible study then you will like this website.

Jeff Bravard

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