We cannot have eternal life and heaven without God’s forgiveness.
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.” Ephesians 1:7
Forgiveness is available for all.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
But not automatic.
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 7:21
It is impossible for God to allow sin into heaven.
“Because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful.” James 2:13
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
Because of who He is: God is loving and just. His judgment is against sin.
Because of who we are: Every person is a sinner.
But how can a sinful person enter heaven, when God allows no son?
Turn means repent from sin and self.
“But unless you repent, you too will all perish.” Luke 13:3b
Turn to Someone; trust Christ only.
“That if you confess 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


Heaven is eternal life.
“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10
“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:3
How? How can a person have God’s forgiveness, heaven and eternal life, and Jesus as personal Savior and Lord? By trusting in Christ and asking Him for forgiveness.



Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner and have displeased You in many ways. I believe You died for my sin and ony through faith in Your death and resurrection can I be forgiven. I want to turn from my sin and ask You to come into my life as my Savior and Lord. From this day on, I will follow You by living a life that pleases You. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for loving and forgiving me.