Is Jesus the Only Way To Heaven?

Many people say being a good person and treating others right is enough to get to heaven. Others say obeying the Ten Commandments is the only way to heaven. Then there are some who believe everyone will go to heaven, because God is too loving to send people to hell.

With so many conflicting views on how to go to heaven and what it is, we know they can’t all be right—just like all roads don’t lead to the same place. But we do get a clear answer through the life of Jesus Christ.

Jesus came from heaven to a world full of evil. The Bible says: “In him was life, and the life was the light of men. … The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world” (John 1:4, 9). Jesus was God in human flesh, both human and divine. When Jesus walked the earth, people called Him “the Messiah,” which means “anointed one” because He was sent to save the world.

He did that by dying on a cross to pay the price for our sins. But He didn’t stay dead. He came back to life three days later and met with people to prove He was alive before returning to heaven.

Jesus is the only one to die for us and rise again—all to provide a way for us to spend eternity with Him in heaven. Jesus Himself put it this way: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Notice in His statement, there’s no mention of doing good, of going to church, of having great character. All of these are pleasing to God, but Jesus is the only way to God. Being saved comes through Christ alone. By believing in Him, He says, “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 16:19).

Today, as the world struggles with seemingly insurmountable problems, these dark and menacing situations accentuate the brightness of the One who proclaimed, “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12).

Jesus is the only way to heaven. Will you believe in Him today?


Step 1 – God’s Purpose: Peace and Life

God loves you and wants you to experience peace and eternal life.

The Bible says:

"We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."
Romans 5:1

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
John 3:16

"I [Jesus] have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."
John 10:10

What keeps us from having the life God planned for us?

Step 2 – The Problem: Our Separation from God

God created us in His image. He gave us a will and the freedom of choice; we choose to disobey Him and go our own way—which is called sin. This separates us from God.

The Bible says:

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
Romans 3:23

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 6:23

Our choice to sin separates us from God. People have tried many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God.

The Bible says:

"There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death."
Proverbs 14:12

"But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear."
Isaiah 59:2

No bridge reaches God... except one.

Step 3 – God’s Bridge: The Cross

Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the grave. When He did He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap between us and God.

The Bible says:

"For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus."
1 Timothy 2:5

"For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God."
1 Peter 3:18

God has provided the only way back to Him. You must make a choice.

Step 4 – Our Response: Receive Christ

We must trust and receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

The Bible says:

"Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God."
John 1:12

"If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
Romans 10:9

Which side are you on? The side with Christ or without Him?

Here is how you can accept Christ into your life:

We suggest a prayer like this one:

"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that You raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do Your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."

Did you pray this prayer?

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