How To Be Saved
Being a "good" person does not get you to heaven.
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast."
Just believing in God is not enough either.
"You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!"
so what is enough?
In short - JESUS! But BE CAREFUL! There is a huge difference between knowing ABOUT Jesus and TRULY knowing Jesus!
Jesus says in Matthew chapter 7 that there will be some people that cry out "Lord, Lord", but He will say "depart from me...I never knew you." WHAT A HORRIBLE WAKE UP CALL!
So the question remains--If being the best you can be and believing in God aren't enough, then HOW CAN SOMEONE GET TO HEAVEN?
The first step towards our answer is in a quick examination. God is perfectly good. When we compare ourselves to one another it is misleading as we can always find someone worse than us. But if we take some time to compare ourselves to God's standard, we see that we fall way short. To see if you measure up, take a few minutes to watch this video.