Suppose our Lord was in disguise and He came up to you and asked you a question: “How do you get to heaven?” I hope we would have an answer because it’s hard to get somewhere when we don’t know the way. I suppose there would be a great assortment of answers to the question depending on our backgrounds, religions and church, and such. However, as Christians, we should be clear that there is nothing other than a true heartfelt love of God that will save us: The Greatest Commandment. Acts 4:12 says “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” It doesn’t matter how many times we go to church, pray, help little old ladies across the street, or rub our lucky penny if we don’t love God. On the other hand, if we do love God we will perform Godly acts as natural by-products of that love. God’s love compels us to acts of faith.
I don’t know what you think it takes to get to heaven but I hope it centers on the love of God. Christians often find themselves busy doing all sorts of things that churches and others compel us to do. As a result, we often miss out on the work and ministries that God would have us do if we ever sat still enough or quiet enough to take notice. Remember, there is no other name or thing under heaven, other than to love the Lord Jesus, which we can do to gain heaven. So, I hope we all take a little more time to get to know and love this Jesus that we are so busy serving. By the way, are we really serving God if we are doing something that He didn’t lead us to do? Or, are we serving a religious perception?
John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’”