Tom Apusen, Assistant Pastor of North Valley Baptist Church, explains how anyone, be they black or white, Republican or Democrat, rich or poor, young or old, can get to Heaven. It does not involve being a ‘good person,’ being a member of the church, or even going to a church period. It is a lot simpler than that.
In short: trust Jesus. Love Him with all your heart, and appreciate with every fiber of your being the Sacrifice He made for you on the cross. Accept Him as your Savior, and surrender your life to Him.
Here are some verses you can share with loved ones, friends, or even complete strangers (all verses from the King James Bible):
1 John 5:13–“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.”
Romans 3:23–“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
Romans 6:23–“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Revelation 20:14 (defining ‘death’)–“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.”
Romans 5:8–“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 10:9–“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”