In our era of interconnectedness and inclusivity, it’s natural that there’s a common cultural belief that there are many ways to get to heaven. While this belief comes with good intentions, we must ask ourselves, is it really true? Are there multiple ways to get to heaven?
While a challenging truth for many, the Bible makes it clear that Jesus is the ONLY way to heaven.
In John 14:6, Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”
While many will find this to be hard to accept, ask yourself this question: does it make more sense for God to create a multitude of ways to heaven, or for there to be one, clear and concise path there?
Why create all the confusion when He can make it crystal clear how heaven is obtained?
The Book of Acts contains stories of the earliest believers, their actions, and their teachings. They affirm Jesus’ teaching on this issue.
Acts 4:12 says, “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”
In the book of Romans, Paul writes, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16).
Now, the Gospel is the teaching of the risen Jesus. Paul taught that only those who accepted Jesus and His Gospel would receive salvation, and salvation is eternal life in heaven.
Since people have a choice whether to accept the Gospel, not everyone will go to heaven when they die.
John 3:16 clarifies this when it says, “God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
This verse outright tells us that those who do not believe in Jesus will perish, but those that do will be rewarded with eternal life in heaven.
Some people believe that being a good person is good enough to gain us entrance into heaven. But again, the Bible refutes that belief.
Ephesians 2:8-9 reads, “It is by grace you have been saved through faith. This is not your own doing; it is a gift from God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
We do not enter heaven by anything we do or do not do. We can’t “earn” heaven through our works in this life.
Heaven is a gift, freely given by God to those who accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
While some may believe that Jesus being the only way to heaven promotes intolerance and exclusivity, the Bible shows us that Jesus gave Himself for our salvation out of love for us.
Romans 5:8 reads, “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Jesus’ love for all of humanity is what drove Him to come to earth from heaven and to live, be crucified, and rise from the grave.
He did it all because He loves us more than we could ever comprehend and He wishes to pave us a path to heaven.
The Bible consistently talks about the power of Christ to bring us salvation and His authority in both heaven and on earth.
Philippians 2:10-11 reads, “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord.”
Through teachings such as this, we can rest assured that Jesus is the only one with the power and status to grant us access to heaven.
In a similar fashion the apostle John wrote, “Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Messiah is born of God.… God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life” (1 John. 5:1, 11-12).
If we don’t have Jesus, we don’t have true life: in this world or in the next!
Let all the biblical evidence assure you that Jesus is the only way to heaven.
Let this truth be a comfort to you and not a struggle.
It is a message of love, an opportunity for grace, and the one true path to heaven.
Jesus offers us something no one else has the power and authority to give: eternal life in the Kingdom of God.
We’d love to hear your stories! Let us know in the comments below.
CHECK OUT OUR MOST POPULAR CONTENT
How to Start a Witnessing Conversation
Is it Illegal to Damage or Deface Coins?
How Do I Get Into Heaven?
The Law and The Gospel
Money is The Root of All Evil: True or False?
A Simple Way to Share Your Cross Penny
10 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Love For You
Ten Easy Ways to Share the Gospel with Cross Pennies
See What People are Saying!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“These pennies with the cross cut out are perfect. When we witness to someone we like to give them a little something to remember our conversation. These pennies with the cross cut out are perfect. No one has turned one down yet. At least we’re planting the seed.”
-Carolyn W., Gulf Hammock, FL
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Each person was happy to receive this gift of love. I recently gave out during a luncheon with classmates from 1959 high school. Each person was happy to receive this gift of love. Giving them to high school football players this week. I will be ordering more to go in Christmas cards.””
-Bonnie G., Meansville, GA.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“LOVE THE PENNIES... LOVE THE LITTLE BAG THEY CAME IN.. very quick delivery . Cant wait to hand them out...I will recommend your company to others, because they will undoubtedly ask , "where did you get these ? "THANK YOU AIRSTRIKE... Peace be with you...”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“I ordered the penny with the cross cut out and also ordered the cross that came out of the pennies. When my order came in the order was wrong and I got pennies with the cut out only, so I simply emailed the company and they shipped out the crosses at no extra cost and told me to just keep the wrong order as appreciation. This is a great company that takes care of it customer. I will share with friends and tell them about this company.Thank you for all your hard work.”