“…God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned.” John 3:17-18a
Wow, read that verse again and let it really sink in. (pause) Did you get it? Jesus is saying that all you have to do is believe! You will go to heaven if you believe. I’ve run into so many people who think that they aren’t good enough, or that they have done to many bad things in the past to go to heaven. That isn’t so!
The point that Jesus is trying to make is that it is simple. He want’s you to be in heaven. Now I know what you are thinking; “but I have to be good all the time,” “I can’t make mistakes anymore.” But, if you think about it, it all starts with believing. The rest will follow. Jesus death for us is what gets us to heaven, it is not anything that we do. Jesus told the thief on the cross that he would be in heaven! And, what good did the thief do before he died? Nothing but tell Jesus that he believed.
So, the logical conclusion would be, if you believe that Jesus died for your sins and you believe that he will come again and save you than wouldn’t you be happy? Wouldn’t you want to do good? Wouldn’t you want to tell everyone else how simple it was? I believe that you would. The point is if you truly believe it will change your life!