In a survey of 100 people that were asked to name a commonly held misconception about Heaven, this was the top answer given; You get to Heaven by being a good person. This seems to fly directly in the face of what Jesus accomplished on the cross. The idea that Jesus was a good example and a good teacher seems like a compliment, but if that is it, it just leaves people without hope. He is the hope of eternal life as He explains in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. Revelation 21:8 gives eight characteristics of those that will not be in Heaven. Which of these strike a chord with you?
Questions for further thought:
1. How can I know for sure that I am going to Heaven? What source can I go to for my assurance?
2. Who is a trusted person I can confide in if I am struggling with question #1?
Challenge: Confess my willingness to give into prideful tendencies and see how God will work in His Spirit to change that.
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