How Can I Be Sure I am Going To Heaven?

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True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that – it is a spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth. ~ Charles Spurgeon

Everyone wants to go to heaven someday. How does one know for sure? Here are some encouraging scriptures about eternity.

Heaven or Hell?

The recognition of sin is the beginning of salvation ~ Martin Luther.

Matthew 3:1-2 In those days, John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”




Is It True That All Roads Lead To God?



Ephesians 2:8-9  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works so that no one can boast.

Romans 10:9-13  If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”





Self Encouragement Comes From The Wisdom Of Eternity!

 The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ came to do three things. He came to have my past forgiven; you get a purpose for living and a home in Heaven. ~ Rick Warren

Matthew 6:19-20 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.




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The three facts each person must accept if they want to have their sins forgiven and go to heaven when they die are:

Fact 1: We can never be good enough to be right with God!
I must face the fact that I have sinned against God and need forgiveness.
Fact 2: God makes us right with Him through Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ died to forgive my sins and rose from the dead to give me a brand new life.
Fact 3: God makes us right with Him through faith in Jesus!
I must turn from trying to be good enough and my empty pursuits of sin and place my faith in Jesus Christ.






How Can I Know For Sure That I Will Go To Heaven When I Die?




Do You Know You Can Be In Heaven?

You’ll need to understand what Jesus did to assure you of your salvation!

Tell the world about Jesus Christ

As you get to know God is in a more personal way, you will want to tell the whole world about Him, that he has saved you from your fate and given you a new life!

What is your decision going to be?

  • It has been made aware that we all have sinned and deserve God’s judgment by God’s Word.
  • God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him.
  • Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins.
  • He took the punishment that we deserve. He was buried and rose from the dead, according to the Bible.
  • If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, “Jesus is Lord,” you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.
  1. Yes, I want to follow Jesus!
  2. I am a follower of Jesus already!
  3. I still have more questions about Jesus!








Where Do You Believe You Will Spend Eternity?


My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world. ~ Billy Graham



Are You Going To Heaven? Accept Jesus Today Before It Is Too Late!




God Wants You In Heaven With Him

Salvation is your choice

God gives us free will to choose Him or not. He is a gentleman and will only us, not make us love Him.


God desires a relationship with us. Through prayer, we communicate with the one who knows us thoroughly and loves us perfectly. Prayer is a two-way communication where we not only speak to Him, but He speaks to us.


God Loves You


God loves you and wants you to know Him so He can fill you with peace and give you real-life — forever. “God loved the people of this world so much that He gave His only son so that everyone who has faith in Him will have eternal life and never die.” Jesus said, “I came so that everyone would have life, and have it in its fullest.”
Since God planned for us to have peace and life, why are we so far from God?


Sin Separates You From God


Since the beginning of time, we have chosen to disobey God and go our own way. We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God.
“All of us have sinned and fallen short of God’s holiness.” Sin is choosing to say or do or think things that are against God’s plan. “The result of unforgiven sin is death. But God’s gift is eternal life given by Jesus Christ, our Lord.”
There is only one way to reach God.


Jesus Christ Died For Our Sins


Jesus Christ is God’s Son. He is the only One who can bring us back to God. Jesus died on the Cross and rose from the grave. He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap between God and people.
“There is only one God, and Christ Jesus is the only One who can bring us to God.” “Christ died once for our sins. An innocent person died for those who are guilty. Christ did this to bring you to God.”
God has provided the only way — we must make a choice.


We Must Receive Christ


We must trust Jesus Christ to forgive our sins and receive Him as our Savior and serve Him as our Lord. “As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believed on His name.”
Would you like to give your life over to Jesus Christ right now? If so, you can pray the following prayer and accept Jesus as your Savior:
Dear Lord Jesus,
I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died on the cross for my sins and rose from the grave to give me life. I know You are the only way to God. So now I want to quit disobeying You and start living for You. Please forgive me, change my life, and show me how to know You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Going To Heaven – You Can Only Imagine!





Funeral Of Diana Rose Rathmann ~

By Pastor Doug Schoen January 18, 2020

I knew Diane from Elmbrook church and also volunteering at a resale store called “Almost Anything.” Diana had stage 4 cancer for four years, and she had incredible strength and confidence in the Lord. She always was cheerful and kind to everyone. She was very friendly, intelligent, reliable, and a natural leader. She had a beautiful positive character, yet what made Diana tick was her love and faith for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Nice things are beautiful, but they did not get Diana into heaven. It was her faith in Jesus Christ and what He did on the cross, not anything Diana did herself!


What is heaven?   Psalm 23:6   John 14:2   Matthew 6:9-10

Am I qualified for heaven?  Romans 6:23

What must I do?   1 John 1:9   John 5:24

How do I transition?  Psalm 23:4   2 Corinthians 5:8   Ecclesiastes 12:7

What will I look like?   Philippians 3:20-21   1 Corinthians 15:42-44

Will I become an angel?  Luke 20:36

Who else will be in heaven?  Revelation 7:9


2 Timothy 4:7-8  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me but also to all who have longed for his appearing.




Religion is trusting in what I have done.

Christianity is trusting in what Jesus has done.

There is a huge difference!




How Can I Know For Sure That  I Will Be Going To Heaven?

Jesus Wants To Welcome You In Heaven!

Heaven will be a beautiful place someday!

The quick answer to this question is in Romans 10:9-10 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

Click on this link to watch a short video to explain how you can know for sure that you will be in heaven when you die someday? For more information, read more.

The Bible teaches us a great deal about heaven. I did some research on and found 622 Bible results for “heaven.” Heaven is very real, and so is hell. We are all going to die one day. Learn the truth about eternity!  

Faith In God?

If you put your faith in God and confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that He is your Lord and Savior, there is going to be a wonderful celebration for you one day, and you will be in heaven with Him for eternity.

It is comforting to think about heaven sometimes when things here on earth become so complicated, it is so good to know that life here on earth is only but a brief time, and eternity is forever in the presence of God.  

There will be no more pain, sorrow, sickness, tears.  Are you confident that you are destined for heaven? Make sure you find your peace with God while there is still time to do so. To find out how to make sure,  figure out why you believe you are going to heaven? Then see if it matches up with the Bible? ~ Bill Greguska




Do You Know The Truth About Heaven?

Narrow path or broad path?

Choose which path you want?

Most Protestants believe that the details of the afterlife throughout the Bible are consistent. Every person has eternal life, and that God has created two places Heaven and Hell, where people will spend eternity after death and judgment. 

According to Christians Hell, it is a place where people will be intensely tortured without any hope of relief for eternity because they reject Jesus Christ’s teaching.

God will not allow sin anywhere near Him in Heaven. Jesus provided a way to deal with the example and teaching of his life and by his death on the cross as a ransom for our sin; this is why it is so important to know that you are saved or not. 

Heaven is where I will be someday because I believed in my heart and confessed with my mouth that Jesus is Lord! If you are not sure if you are going to heaven, don’t put it off any longer. Find out today!

Jesus Revealed That Heaven Is A Real Place And That It Is The Dwelling Place Of God (His Father’s house).

  • John 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
  • 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.
  • John 14:4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.


Nineteen Times Jesus Made Reference To God The Father Dwelling In Heaven:

  1. Matthew 5:16  Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
  2. Matthew 5:45  that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
  3. Matthew 5:48  Therefore, you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
  4. Matthew 6:1  Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise, you have no reward from your Father in heaven.
  5. Matthew 6:9  In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
  6. Matthew 7:11  If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
  7. Matthew 7:21  Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
  8. Matthew 10:32  Therefore, whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father, who is in heaven.
  9. Matthew 10:33  But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.
  10. Matthew 12:50  For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.



  1. Matthew 16:17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father, who is in heaven.

  2. Matthew 18:10 Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven, their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.
  3. Matthew 18:14 Even so, it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.
  4. Matthew 18:19  Again, I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
  5. Matthew 23:9 Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.
  6. Mark 11:25  And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.
  7. Mark 11:26  But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.
  8. Mark 13:32  But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
  9. Luke 11:2  So He said to them, When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.
Jesus also demonstrated that Heaven is the dwelling place of God when He “lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee” (John 17:1).  And, Jesus proclaimed that God reigns in Heaven with these words:
  • I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth. (Matthew 11:25).
  • I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth. (Luke 10:21)

Heaven is a place of joy, rewards, and treasures:

  • Mat 5:12  Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven.
  • Matthew 6:19 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
  • Matthew 6:20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
  • Luke 6:23  Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed, your reward is great in heaven.
  • Luke 15:7  I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.



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Are You Going To Heaven?

Take the quiz: Choose from below what you think is required to get into heaven.

  1. Obey God’s laws and commandments.
  2. Be truly sorry for your sins, and confess your sins.
  3. Live a good life, and stop sinning.
  4. Give money to church or charity.
  5. Water baptism or Holy Communion
  6. Trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior and also serve Him.

The answers below might or might not surprise you:

ANSWERS: (Taken from the Bible)

1. Trying to keep the commandments cannot save us. They only show us that we are sinners.
James 2:10 For whoever keeps the whole law yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.
2. Being sorry for your sins or confessing your sins cannot take away the sin. The penalty for sin is death. We all die physically, but we also deserve to die spiritually by spending eternity in Hell.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus, our Lord.
3. Living a healthy life is commendable, and to stop sinning is very desirable (yet impossible). Jesus is coming to judge the living and the dead!
Revelation 21:27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful to deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Why Does It Seem Like There Are So Many Rules Eternal Salvation?

4. Give money to church or charities to take away your sins or save you. 
Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved- through faith, and this is not from yourself, it is the gift of God, not by works so that no one can boast.
5. Water baptism and communion cannot pay for sins. They are for those who are already saved.
Titus 3:5 He saved us, not because of righteous things we have done, but because of his mercy. He saves us through the washing of rebirth and renewal of the Holy Spirit.
6. By trusting in Jesus Christ as the one who died for your sins, you will receive everlasting life. Even though you may die physically, your soul will live forever in Heaven. 
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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