Section 4 Understanding Salvation - 14 The Path Of Salvation

The Path of Salvation

I am taking you in.

In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be. Where I am going you know the way.”

Thomas said to him, “Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14:2-7


We are taught that if we are good we will go straight to Heaven when we die. However, being a good person is not enough. To enter Heaven, we have to be holy. God’s definition of holy is to be perfect.

As God said, we are His living Spirit. We all must become Christians to enter Heaven --- and, we will be. What is a Christian? One who is like Christ. This happens when “I am that I Am.” is our statement of identity. On our own, we are incapable of transforming completely ourselves to be so. When God came as Jesus Christ, He set the path of salvation so we can be all that God created us to be.

This is what it truly means to be a believer of Christ. It’s not just about emulating Christ but in accepting that we need to be saved from sin for we cannot do this on our own. Neither can we save others. We need a Savior - and the only one who can fulfill this role is Jesus Christ. There is no other way, no multiple doors, no different paths that lead to the same destination. This is why the teaching that only those who believe in Jesus Christ can enter Heaven is true.

We are all bound for Heaven. Everyone will eventually get there, no matter how far we stray. Everyone will be converted, given the power over death and reborn as a holy child of God. This is the promise of salvation.

We don’t have to wait to die in order to begin enjoying this gift of freedom. Our life here should not be a preparation for death but rather a celebration of the life that is ours to claim. This is why in the Lord’s Prayer, it states Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”

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