When a lot of people are asked, when you die do you know beyond a shadow of doubt that you would go to Heaven? Some would admit they were not sure.
Many reply, I think so, or I hope so. God wants us to be sure, and we can be, when we really get the understanding that it’s what Jesus Christ did for us, not the things we have to do. There is no way that we could be good enough to get to Heaven on our own.
How could we ever know when we have been good enough to earn salvation? There is no way. And therefore a lot of Christians don’t have the assurance of salvation. Jesus took away all our sins, not part of them. He did something for us that no one else could do.
He took all our sins upon Himself, and He took the death we deserve. Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven, He paid the price for our salvation. It took me awhile to get this understanding. We can know if Heaven will be our home when we die. Thank God for that assurance. Jesus paid it all.
Patsy Lambert is from Whitmire. Her columns appear weekly in The Newberry Observer.