is no one who is good enough or kind enough to know God. Many people
try to earn a place in heaven by performing "good" deeds
such as attending church, giving money to the poor, or by getting
baptized or christened.
good intentions and diligent work, they will die eternally separated
from God. It is impossible to earn entrance into heaven or into
a personal relationship with God. As the Bible states in John
3:7, "You must be born again!"
further warns: "The wages of sin is death." (Romans
6:23) The punishment for our sin is not just a bad day or a slap
on the wrist–it’s an eternity of separation from God in hell. You
may be thinking, "I thought God was a loving God. Why is the
punishment for sin so harsh?" It is true that God is a loving
God, but He is also a God of justice. As it would not be right for a
judge to allow a criminal to go unpunished for his crimes, it is not
right for God to allow a sinner to go unpunished.
is only one door to Heaven.