8 Then Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit and said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders:[c] 9 If we are being examined today about a good deed done to a disabled man—by what means he was healed— 10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—whom you crucified and whom God raised from the dead—by Him this man is standing here before you healthy. 11 This Jesus is
12 There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people, and we must be saved by it.”
I was going to make this the verse of the day, but it is just going off in me! If you will read throughout the Bible, there is no doubt, Jesus is the only way to Heaven. It is mentioned over 200 times in the Bible that we MUST be IN HIM (Him being Jesus)! It is not by good works you are allowed to go to heaven but by the blood of Jesus and His blood plus nothing else!
Yes, you have freedom to practice any religion you want. America didn’t give that freedom! God gave that freedom! He gave free will to every single person. He has not, nor will He ever force anyone to serve Him. But, that does not change the fact of this next verse! His word says clearly that Jesus is the way. Let us look at it.
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
There is one way, if you want to go to heaven and Jesus is it! The word also says the day will come where EVERY knee shall bow and every tongue confess, Jesus Christ is Lord! Don’t take my word for it! Let us see if I speak correctly.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
Christ’s Humility and Exaltation
5 Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus,
6 who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage.[a] 7 Instead He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a slave, taking on the likeness of men. And when He had come as a man in His external form, 8 He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death— even to death on a cross. 9 For this reason God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow— of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth— 11 and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,[b] to the glory of God the Father.
To be certain this is sound doctrine, let us find a fourth reference, NOT taken out of context.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
7 For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. 8 If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. 9 Christ died and came to life for this: that He might rule over both the dead and the living. 10 But you, why do you criticize your brother? Or you, why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before the tribunal of God.[d] 11 For it is written:
As I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow to Me, and every tongue will give praise to God.[e]
12 So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.
The Word says people perish for the lack of knowledge! Knowledge is POWER! I have given you knowledge today straight from the mouth of God and the Holy scriptures, which do not and cannot lie! God says He honors His WORD ABOVE HIS NAME! That is powerful, precious reader! God, Himself holds what He says in the Bible in utmost and highest regard. You will only enter Heaven by belief in the Lordship of Jesus Christ Who IS LORD! There is no way to heaven but by Christ and Christ alone!
Believe on Him and make Him Lord and Saviour, literally of your very soul! Shut out the voices of anyone or thing that would tell you otherwise! He loves YOU and died that you might live eternally! What a gift and it is yours for the asking! Time is short and if you need proof of the signs of His soon return read Matthew and Revelation. There is no doubt…please, put this off no longer!
When you feel Jesus reaching out to you as He does now, know it is not to condemn you, but to save you by love. He is Love. Love died for you, Love reaches out to you, Love forgives and forgets ALL your sins and trespasses when you call on His name and ask! Love will be standing at Heaven’s gate to receive you when Jesus returns for His own! Receive that supernatural love, today!