We would like to take a few moments to share with you what it takes for a person to go to Heaven. It's as simple as FAITH.
F is for forgiveness. We cannot have Heaven and eternal life without God's forgiveness. Ephesians 1:7a-"In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins" Christ died for our sins, so we can be forgiven!!
A is for Available. Forgiveness is available. It is available for all. John 3:16--For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." but not automatic. Matthew 7:21a--Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven." We need to ask for Christ's forgiveness and accept him as Saviour.
I is for Impossible. It is impossible for God to allow sin into heaven because of who He is: God is loving and just; His judgment is against sin James 2:13a--For he shall have judgement without mercy", and because of who we are: Every person is a sinner. Romans 3:23--For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."
But how can a sinful person enter heaven when God allows no sin?
T is for Turn. Turn means repent. Turn from something--sin and self. Luke 13:3b--Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." Turn to Someone; trust Christ only. Romans 10:9--"That if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved.".
H is for Heaven. Heaven is eternal life, here. John 10:10b--I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abudantly." and hereafter. John 14:3--"And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."