Everyone has their own views and opinions about being a Christian or how to get to Heaven when you die or how to "get saved." But, if you believe that the Bible contains the answer, if you believe the Bible is the very word of God, then look to see what the Bible has to say about it. I can tell you what the Bible says. It's all a matter of faith. If I were to use the word faith as an acronym to spell out how the Bible says to be saved and go to Heaven when you die then this would be it:
F is for Forgiveness
A is for Available
I is for Impossible
T is for Turn
H is for Heaven
F is for Forgiveness
Everyone has sinned and needs God's forgiveness (Romans 3:23); God's forgiveness is in Jesus only (Ephesians 1:7)
A Is For Available
God's forgiveness is available for all (John 3:16); But God's forgiveness is not automatic (Matthew 7:21).
I Is For Impossible
According to the Bible, it is impossible to get to Heaven on our own (Ephesians 2:8-9); So how can a sinful person have eternal life and enter Heaven?
T Is For Turn
If you were going down the road and someone asked you to turn, what would he or she be asking you to do? (Change direction); Turn means to repent (being sorry enough to not want to do it again and being committed to that); Turn away from sin and self (Luke 13:3); Turn to Jesus alone as your Savior and Lord (John 14:6); Here is the greatest news of all (Romans 10:9-10); What happens if a person is willing to repent of their sins and confess Christ?
H Is For Heaven
Heaven is a place where we will live with God forever (John 14:3); Eternal life begins now with Jesus (John 10:10)
H can also stand for How.
How can a person have God's forgiveness, eternal life and Heaven? The Biblical answer is: repenting of your sins and trusting in Jesus as your Savior and Lord. Trust in what He did and not on your own works. Good works comes as a result of your faith in God, not in order to get to Heaven. You can't save yourself. Only Jesus and what He did for us (by dying on the cross and rising from the dead) can save us. Make the commitment for Christ today. Don't push it off. He will meet you where you are at in life. He will take care of the rest. He loves you and wants you to be with Him forever.