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Can a good person go to heaven?
Can a drug addict go to heaven?
Can a philanthropist go to heaven?
Can an alcoholic go to heaven?
Can a murderer go to heaven?
Can a minister go to heaven?
Can a thief go to heaven?
Can a gossip to heaven?
Can a nun go to heaven?
Can a liar go to heaven?
Can a smoker go to heaven?
Can a kind person go to heaven?
Can a glutton to heaven?
Can an adulterer go to heaven?
Can a child molester go to heaven?
Can a humanitarian go to heaven?
Can a person who uses profanity go to heaven?
Can a hateful person go to heaven?
Can a martyr go to heaven?
Can an abusive person go to heaven?
There are still many other examples of behaviors (both good and bad) that I have not named.
Can you see yourself in any or many of these examples? I sure can!
We have ALL done some of these things, either good and bad…or many (some even just in our hearts toward others).
It is not our behaviors that determine whether we will be in heaven with God.
Once again…IT IS NOT OUR BEHAVIORS THAT DETERMINE WHETHER WE WILL BE IN HEAVEN WITH GOD.
We, you and me, are ALL separated from Glorious Perfect Holy God and destined for hell until we acknowledge our need for Jesus and what He did on the cross at Calvary. Separated until we confess our imperfections and rebellion toward God, and turn away from having our sinful behaviors rule us, and acknowledge our need for Jesus, making Him our Lord instead.
-Isaiah 64:6 tell us:
We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind.
This is why we need Jesus. NONE OF US CAN GO TO HEAVEN WITHOUT JESUS…this is why wonderful JESUS came to earth!
-In the Bible, John 14:6 Jesus says:
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS GOD’S SON AND WAS SENT TO EARTH, FROM FATHER GOD IN HEAVEN TO BE OUR LIFE GIVER! JESUS LOVES US!
JESUS, GOD’S son came to earth. He was PERFECT without any sin…yet HE LOVED US SO MUCH that He came to die on a cross to take on our punishment…saving us from separation from God.
-The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:21:
For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin so that we could be made right with God through Christ.
-We are told in 1 John 2:2 that:
He is the one who took God’s wrath against our sins upon himself and brought us into fellowship with God, and he is the forgiveness for our sins, and not only ours but all the world’s.
We can Praise God for sending PERFECT JESUS in the form of a human man to earth to take on our punishment for our sins!!!
-The Bible says in 1 John 1:9:
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS!
NOT SOME unrighteousness…but ALL! This is Good News!!!
GOD LOVES US, AND WANTS A RELATIONSHIP WITH US!
But, the only way that a righteous God can have fellowship with unrighteous you and me, is if we have the righteousness of Jesus, not our own, and accept that Jesus bleed and died on the cross for our sins.
So to answer the questions above…yes ALL (seemingly good people and bad people) can be saved from hell to go to heaven to be with God.
But…and this is a BIG BUT…only if we BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD. Believing that He came to earth to die, to provide a way for imperfect you and me to be in a relationship with perfect God.
-The Bible tells us in Romans 6:23:
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
When we believe this, we will want to start the journey of fellowshipping with God through prayer and reading His wonderful words to us in the Bible. Then, when we pray and hear Gods words, we will desire to make changes to our lives…to become more in character and action like God himself. The sinful behaviors mentioned above will start to bring us convection in our hearts through the power of the powerful Holy Spirit, and we will start to desire to replace those actions with loving actions. This is the process of becoming more like Christ.
But until we actually leave this earth and get to heaven we will struggle with the sinful behaviors mentioned above.
Just remember that it is our BELIEF in Jesus and HIS righteousness on our behalf that please God. And that it is not our good OR bad BEHAVIORS that determine if we will be in heaven having fellowship with God.
We are cleansed from our sins because of Jesus, but as long as we are still living here on earth, we will still struggle with sin. We need to keep on praying and meditating on the Bible and growing in our relationship with God. He will not let go of us; He will keep helping us to become more like Him through His Holy Spirit, until the day that we join Him in Heaven.
Something to remember:
We cannot change another person caught up in the struggles above! We need to LOVE them, PRAY for them and TELL THEM ABOUT JESUS. When they believe, Jesus will do the changing! If they do not yet believe, we need to pray for their unbelief until we can pray no more!