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What misunderstandings that people have in “salvation” or how to get to heaven?
Many people believe that a “good life” will get them to heaven. They reason that their good outweighs their bad, therefore they will receive eternal life, but that way of thinking only comes from our own minds. Some people believe that everyone is going to go to heaven, and some people just believe there is no such thing as a heaven. The Bible is very clear about salvation. Jesus bore the punishment of our sins so that we can be forgiven. By accepting His free gift of salvation, that is how we get to heaven.
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Why is Jesus the only way to heaven?
We have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23). We need someone to pay the penalty for our sins. Jesus did not just pay the penalty, He defeated death and the grave. Jesus gives you that victory, you just have to accept it. When you accept that gift from Jesus, He gives you His righteousness. Once you accept the gift from Jesus, you have His righteousness, and when God the Father looks at you He sees the righteousness of Jesus.
In your own words, explain salvation.
Has your view of salvation changed or stayed the same? If something changed, what?