Getting To Heaven
God wants everyone to be saved! 2 Peter 3:8-9
However, because of His justice, God can only save those who obey him! Matthew 7:21
Obviously, one must hear and believe the Gospel message. Romans 10:14-17
One must confess that Jesus is Lord. Romans 10:9
One must repent of his/her sins. By the way, repentance is much more than just sorrow. A lot of folks are sorry that they "got caught," and sorry that they hurt others. True repentance is being sorry AND changing one's behavior.
One must be immersed (baptized) for the forgiveness of his/her sins. Acts 2:38
All of this, however, is just the BEGINNING! The walk with Jesus is just starting. Now one must find a congregation of believers who are following as accurately as possible the pattern established in the New Testament, and meet with them regularly. Hebrews 10:25
The Christian must pray every day and read and study the Bible. He/she must fight every minute to avoid giving in to the devil's temptations. He/she must, in some capacity, share the Good News of Jesus with others. In the end, our obedience and God's wonderful grace will take us to Heaven!