God’s way to heaven

“And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth” (John 17:3, NLT).

Many Christians, and people observing Christians, have the idea the way to heaven is to do certain things – be good, turn the other cheek, go to church – and to stop doing other things (you fill in the rest). But nothing we do or don’t do will make any difference – we can’t earn our way to heaven.

The way to eternal life is really very simple: to know Jesus and his Father, which has nothing to do with our behavior. The Amplified version expands on the word know: to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand. Wouldn’t it be great if we could help people understand that being a Christian is about knowing and loving God and our fellow human beings, not performing for him?

Author: ttkach

Writer, cyclist, paper-crafter, mom, gardener.

One thought on “God’s way to heaven”

  1. Just have to comment on this. What you are saying it true and it is simple. But sadly there are those people who don’t find that comforting. They want to do something. .to see the “fruits” of their labor, so to speak. They really can’t handle the simplicity of the fact that knowing God is enough.

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