“The Way(s) To Heaven”
"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death" (Proverbs 16:25).
Are there different ways to know God, to be forgiven of sin and to eventually go into heaven when we leave this life? Or, is
there only one way? These are very important questions.
Many today believe that there are various roads, ways that will eventually lead a person to heaven, paradise, to the abode
Here are some of the common ideas that people have:
-Some would say, “Just believe that there is a god, some higher power, that a Supreme Being exists and you will be
alright.” That is their idea of believing in God.
-Some believe that Christians have their way to heaven and
other religions have their gods which are ways to heaven
for them, and that since we are all trying to get to the
same place, one way must be as good as another.
-Some believe that if people are basically good, honest,
moral, kind, fair to others, good citizens and do not commit
some really bad sin that they are saved and will die and
go into heaven one day.
-Others believe that if a person is religious enough, sincere
in his religion, devoted enough, has a great zeal and does
a certain kind or amount of good works that this one will
be saved and go into heaven.
-Then there is the belief that being in a certain religion,
church or denomination is all it takes to get to heaven.
-There are those who believe that a person must be born
again of God and must receive Jesus Christ as his
personal Saviour to get to heaven. To this statement,
some say, “To believe that Jesus is the only way to
heaven is just too narrow minded”, or, “That is too old-
Where can we find out for sure? How can we know the real
truth? All of these different ideas can not be correct.
The one, true and living God settles this question simply and
clearly in the Scriptures. God is a God of truth, and the
Scriptures are the Word of truth. So the true answer is a
matter of, “What does God say is the way to heaven?”
Consider what God says in His Word about salvation, Jesus
Christ, and how to go to heaven one day:
-“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the
life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John
-“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also
received, how that Christ died for our sins according to
the scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He
rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that He was seen ...” (I Corinthians 15:3-5). [Only the
Lord Jesus Christ died for the sins of man and rose again
from the dead with a glorious eternal body.]
-“And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to
be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus
Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house” (Acts
-“...the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, ... Neither is there
salvation in any other: for there is none other name
under heaven given among men, whereby we must be
saved” (Acts 4:10, 12). [COMMENT: The name is a
reflection of the person. To believe on the name of Jesus is
to believe on Jesus Himself, who He is and what He has
-“For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we
look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:” (Philippians
3:20). [Jesus is ‘the Saviour’, ‘the Lord’ and ‘Christ’. There
is no other Saviour.]
-“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is
the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might
have life through His name” (John 20:31).
-“And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the
Son to be the Saviour of the world” (I John 4:14).
[COMMENT: The Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, was
sent by God the Father to this world. Jesus is the only
-“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to
become the sons of God, even to them that believe on
His name:” (John 1:12). [COMMENT: A person must
personally receive Jesus as his Saviour.]
-“He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that
believeth not is condemned already, because he hath
not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of
God” (John 3:18). [COMMENT: A person is condemned
because he does not believe in the name of the Lord Jesus
Christ. This person is lost and is condemned to hell for ever
if he dies in this spiritual condition. To not believe in Jesus
is the one sin that causes a person to go into hell.]
-“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he
that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the
wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36). [COMMENT
Only Jesus Christ is the Son of God. A person must receive
Jesus as personal Saviour or God’s wrath abides upon him.]
-Jesus said, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he
shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find
pasture” (John 10:9). [COMMENT: Jesus is the one and
only door to salvation. This means there is no other door.]
-“Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye
shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye
cannot come. Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself?
because He saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come. And
He said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from
above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I
said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins:
for if ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your
sins” (John 8:21-24).
-“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a
Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).
[COMMENT: This was the angelic announcement of Jesus’
birth in Bethlehem. Jesus is the Saviour, the Christ, and the
-“And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because
of thy saying: for we have heard Him ourselves, and
know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the
world” (John 4:42). [COMMENT: They heard the One that
the woman had heard, Jesus: John 4:7, 10, 26 etc.]
-“God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that
He hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the
second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I
begotten thee” (Acts 13:33).
-“Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from
the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the
heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power,
and might, and dominion, and every name that is
named, not only in this world, but also in that which is
to come:” (Ephesians 1:20, 21).
-“For what the law could not do, in that it was weak
through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the
likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in
the flesh:” (Romans 8:3). [COMMENT: God’s own Son is
the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus died for our sins.]
-“And without controversy great is the mystery of
godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the
Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles,
believed on in the world, received up into glory”
(I Timothy 3:16). [COMMENT: Jesus is God manifest in the
flesh of man. The eternal God the Son came to earth and
was made flesh. Only the Lord Jesus Christ is the God-
-“And this is His commandment, That we should believe on
the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another,
as He gave us commandment” (I John 3:23).
[COMMENT: God commands people to believe upon His
Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.]
-“But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him
the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of
men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled
Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the
death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly
exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above
every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee
should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth,
and things under the earth; And that every tongue
should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of
God the Father” (Philippians 2:7-11).
-“These things have I written unto you that believe on the
name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have
eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the
Son of God” (I John 5:13).
-“And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye
are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the
Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God” (I Corinthians
-“But unto the Son He saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever
and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of
thy kingdom” (Hebrews 1:8). [In this verse God the Father
addresses His Son, Jesus Christ, as ‘God’. Jesus is God.
He is God the Son. Jesus is the only begotten Son of God,
and He is God the Son.]
-“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and
vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the
rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in Him
dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily”
(Colossians 2:8, 9). [The warning is given by the Lord, don’t
allow anyone to lead you toward any other except Christ.
There are many deceivers who will attempt to do this.
Jesus Christ is fully God, the one, true and living God]
-“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His
name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their
sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled
which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth
a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which
being interpreted is, God with us” (Matthew 1:21-23).
[Jesus is the only man that has been born of a virgin. Jesus
was given the name of Emmanuel, which means ‘God with
us’. Jesus is God, God the Son. There is no one like the
Lord Jesus Christ! Jesus truly is unique.]
- “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious
appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus
Christ;” (Titus 2:13). [Jesus is the Saviour, and He is the
Christ. There is no other Saviour and there is no other
-“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with
corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain
conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb
without blemish and without spot: Who verily was
foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was
manifest in these last times for you. Who by Him do
believe in God, that raised Him up from the dead, and
gave Him glory; that your faith and hope might be in
God” (I Peter 1:18-21). [COMMENT: Every saved person
has been redeemed with the precious blood of Jesus Christ.
Only by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ can a person
believe in the one, true and living God.]
-“That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour
the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth
not the Father which hath sent Him” (John 5:23).
[COMMENT: A person can honour Jesus by believing upon
Him, trusting in Him, believing the gospel of Christ, and
receiving Him as personal Saviour. This honours God the
Father. If a person does not honour Jesus, then he does not
-“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life:
he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall
he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall
never die. Believest thou this? She saith unto Him,
Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of
God, which should come into the world” (John 11:25-27).
[COMMENT: Jesus Himself is ‘the resurrection’, and He is
‘the life’. There is no spiritual life, no eternal life outside of
the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Lord. Jesus is the
Christ. Jesus is the Son of God that came into the world as
Jesus is the One that all of God’s prophets gave witness to:
-“But those things, which God before had shewed by the
mouth of all His prophets, that Christ should suffer, He
hath so fulfilled” (Acts 3:18).
-“To Him give all the prophets witness, that through His
name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive
remission of sins” (Acts 10:43).
God sent preachers to tell others about His Son, Jesus Christ:
-“Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same
scripture, and preached unto him Jesus” (Acts 8:35).
[COMMENT: The ‘same scripture’ was in Isaiah 53.]
God the Father bare witness of Jesus as His Son:
-“And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew
3:17). [COMMENT: Jesus was well pleasing to God the
Father. Jesus is the beloved Son of God.]
-“While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud
overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the
cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I
am well pleased; hear ye Him” (Matthew 17:5).
A person must be born again, born of God, a spiritual birth, to
enter heaven. “Jesus answered and said unto him,
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born
again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).
-“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power
to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on
His name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will
of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (John
1:12, 13). [COMMENT: When a person receives Jesus
Christ, believes on His name, as Saviour, that person will be
born spiritually of God and given eternal life.]
To not believe these Scriptures is to disbelieve God Himself
and to call Him a liar. God can not lie, that is impossible.
He is a God of truth. Every word of God is true. The devil is
Truth is not determined by what the majority of people believe,
nor by feelings. Truth is not determined by popularity. Truth
is determined by the one, true and living God. He determines
who it is that will enter into His heaven. He has clearly
revealed this in His Word, the Bible, that only those who are
born again of Him, that have received Jesus as personal
Saviour, will be saved and be eternally in heaven. (Those that
die as babies, young children, and those that never come to
the point of accountability are safe and go to be with the Lord
in heaven when they die.) God has made it simple to enter in
His heaven. But the way may not be what the majority
believe, nor what the popular idea might currently be. The big
problem is when a person will not accept the truth of what
God says in His Word. This is a choice that every person
makes, to believe God or not to believe God, and there are
eternal consequences for the person for either decision.
Jesus is absolutely unique. There is no other one like Him.
There is no substitute, nor alternative for receiving Jesus
Christ as personal Saviour in order to be saved and to one
day go to be with the Lord in heaven.
Jesus is unique in that only He:
-Is the Christ, the Messiah. He is the Lord Jesus Christ.
-Is the eternal only begotten Son of God.
-Is God incarnate (God in the flesh of man).
-Is Emmanuel, ‘God with us’. (See the Booklet: “Jesus:
Is He God?”)
-Is the sinless man. (Jesus was tempted just as we are,
yet He never sinned.)
-Is the only virgin-born man.
-Willingly went to the cross of Calvary, suffered for us,
shed His blood and died for the sins of mankind.
-Rose again from death the third day by His own power.
-Ascended into heaven and was exalted by God the
Father to sit at His right hand on His throne.
-Has a name above every name. His name is the only
name a person must believe on to be saved.
-Is the only sacrifice that is acceptable to God the Father
for the payment of the sins of man.
-Is the Saviour of mankind.
-Is eternal life.
It is logical, reasonable and true that the Lord Jesus Christ is
the one and only Saviour that there is for mankind. If a
person does not believe the Word of God and thus does not
receive Jesus as his personal Saviour in this present life, he
will die and go into the torments of hell and exist there
forever in those torments.
Jesus is the one and only way to heaven. It would be wise for
you to believe God and to receive Jesus as your personal
Saviour, and then heaven becomes your home, but if you
reject Jesus as your personal Saviour you will not go into
heaven. Jesus is the only way.
Thanks be unto God that He provided such a glorious and
wonderful way to avoid hell and to go to heaven. The
Way is the only begotten Son of God. Jesus is the Way!
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