One goal that seems to be universal among people on the earth is to get to heaven. Some people teach that somehow everybody will eventually get there. Others insist that people who are good enough will make it. These viewpoints raise some questions for me. If somehow, someday everyone will be in heaven, why bother with being a good law-abiding citizen? Or if we are good enough is the right way to think, then how good is “good enough”?

A few years ago, I learned a children’s song that might help to clear up this matter (and it agrees with what the Bible teaches about heaven):

One way, God said, to get to heaven,

Jesus is the only way.

One way to reach those pearly mansions,

Jesus is the only way.

No other way, no other way,

No other way to go.

One way, God said, to get to heaven,

Jesus is the only way.

If the Bible is right and Jesus is the only way, then it is important to turn your life over to Him as soon and as quickly as possible, and then allow Him to direct your living. If I’m wrong about the Bible and its claims, then we are still better off by living and loving like Jesus.

“Jesus said . . ., ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’”  —John 14:6

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