"How Do I Get To Heaven?" by Luke Livengood (age 13)
Most people of different faith or different versions of Christianity have thought that there are multiple ways to get to heaven. DO NOT BELIEVE THAT! There is nowhere in the Bible that says to do good deeds or you won't get to heaven. Christians don't give because we have to, we give because we get to. In John 15:9 Jesus says to His followers, "As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love." This passage is so powerful because we are His followers and His disciples. Jesus chose us and He has a plan for all of our lives. Deuteronomy 7:6 states "For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the people on the face of the earth to be His people, His treasured possession." I love this verse so much because it shows me that I'm not just one of the Christians in a sea of millions. God chose me and He chose you individually out of all the people on the face of the earth to be His Treasured Possession. There is only one way to get into heaven- love the Lord your God with all your heart, with al your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength- and believe with all your heart that He (Jesus) died on the cross and rose to life 3 days later- and He did it all for you and me. If you do that, there's no question about it, you're a born again Christian. It doesn't matter what you've done or what you've come from. Heaven doesn't give background checks and you know what? The first man to go to heaven was a criminal. He was getting crucified for what he had done which was where he met Jesus- and where he got saved. Jesus didn't care about where he came from or what he had done. Jesus will love you no matter what you've done, which is why we should love one another no matter what we've done or been through.
Let's pray...Dear Lord, we thank You for providing and loving all of your people all over the world! And I pray for whoever is reading this today that if they are not saved, show them your glory and help them to know you as Lord. And if they are saved, I am praying and believing for them to grow stronger and move deeper in Christ. In Your name we pray, AMEN!
If you have just received Jesus as Lord over your life, I want to welcome you to the family. And this is to all the Christians in the world: READ THE BIBLE! It is your sword and your weapon against Satan. You need to use it every day. God Bless you and see you soon!
John 3:16 New Living Translation “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."
The scripture above was stated by Jesus Himself for you! Pray this simple prayer and receive Him today. Then go to our contact page and let us know you made Jesus Lord of your life so we can celebrate with you. God richly bless you and your family as you choose Jesus today. Pray this out loud:
"Dear Lord Jesus, I receive You as my Lord and Savior today. Thank you for dying on the cross so ALL my sins could be forgiven. I receive my forgiveness today. Thank you that You arose from the grave three days later and You're alive today for me. I also receive the Holy Spirit You sent to fill me up and be with me. Thank you for welcoming me into Your family! In Your name I pray, Amen."
Congratulations! If you prayed that prayer and meant it, you have just passed from death to life in Jesus. Next, find a Bible believing church to attend, and begin reading the Bible. A great place to start is with the book of John. MOST of all remember this... God loves you. Repeat that often to yourself, "God loves me."
Welcome to the Redeemed Life!!
Pastor Steve Livengood