HOW CAN WE KNOW WE'LL GO TO HEAVEN?
A recent poll indicated that for every American who believes he or she is going to hell, there are 120 who believe they're going to heaven.
This optimism stands in stark contrast to Jesus Christ's words written in the Bible: 'Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few' (Matthew 7:13-14).
The truth is that according to the Bible we don't automatically go to heaven. In fact, hell--not heaven--is our default destination. Unless our sin problem is solved once and for all, we can't enter heaven. That's the bad news.
But once that's straight in our minds we're ready to hear the good news of Jesus Christ. Jesus took upon himself, on the cross, the hell we deserve so that we could experience for eternity the heaven we don't deserve!