Do you want to go to heaven?
1. Believe Jesus is the Son of God.
2. Confess that belief with your mouth.
3 – 10. There are no other steps, I just gave it that title for my high achieving friends.
Heaven is not complicated. It is not an exclusive country club where you need a secret password to get in. You cannot work real hard and achieve heaven. You cannot not sin your way in and you cannot sin your way out.
When Jesus said the path was narrow to enter heaven, He just meant the path flows through him. It was not an exclusionary fine print clause. While the path is narrow, once inside the kingdom, there are green pastures full of opportunities and possibilities.
So, let’s preach Jesus’ Two Step Plan for Heaven. Believe in Jesus and confess with your mouth. Let’s stop burdening people with a bunch of do’s and dont’s. Our job is to preach and demonstrate Jesus. It’s the Holy Spirit’s job to bring correction. I promise, if we do our job, the Holy Spirit will do His. Trust the process.
“Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.””
John 6:28-29, 40 NIV