Why Should God Let You Into Heaven

Knowing there are persons of all degrees of spiritual maturity that view this Post, I want to aid all in knowing their eternal destiny. 

If you were to die today and stand before God, and He were to ask you, “Why should I let you into my heaven?” What would you say? There is only one right answer. Your eternal destiny depends on the answer.

Some might resent being reminded of death. Don’t worry about dying, you are going to live forever. The issue is where? What is important is location, location, location.

This is no time for a “I hope so” response regarding going to heaven, not hell. Those are the only two options. Your destiny is sealed at the moment of death, therefore, the decision regarding your destiny must be made in advance of death.

At this point some might be inclined to say they know that is true, and they are going to make the decision later. That is a decision. Because of the “X Factor” known as death, an answer of “later” is really a no.

Some might insist later is acceptable, reminding others of the thief on the cross who trusted Jesus at the last hour. The question is which thief?

Using your fingers do the following. Using your index finger identify it as, “God is God.” Next your middle finger identifies it as, “I am not God.” Then your ring finger identified as, “I sin when I get number one and number two in reverse order.” Next finger, “Jesus died to enable me to get number one and number two in the proper order.”

Back to the original question regarding what to say to God’s enquiry. “I’ve been baptized.” Good, but not good enough. It is not by water, but by blood there is remission of sin. Don’t try, “I am a church member.” Again, good, but not good enough. It is membership in the kingdom of heaven, not church membership that is at issue. “I was reared in a Christian home,” is a blessing, but eternal life is not inherited. Then there is the old reliable, “I try to live a good life.” Marvelous, but how good is good enough? Suppose God were to grade on the curve and you are better than most. However, Jesus sets the curve and no one has enough good work to match His.

Accepting Jesus into your heart is simply accepting His way of living, loving, and leading our lives in submission to Him.

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved.” (Acts 16: 31) To believe means “to be persuaded of,” and hence, “to place confidence in, to trust.” In this sense of the word it means reliance upon Him only for forgiveness of sin and the gift of everlasting life. It involves a lifetime commitment of faith in and loyalty to Him. “Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to your cross I cling.”

The answer to God’s question is, “There is no reason for you to let me into your heaven other than Jesus died for my sins and I trust only in Him as my Savior.”