Is following Christianity the only way to Heaven?
There are many people out here who believe that the only Road to Heaven is through Jesus. What are the other religions there for? What about the good things that non-Christian people do. I strongly believe that the only path to Heaven or hell is through your deeds and faith in God but not religion.
It's about a relationship with Jesus the Christ, not a religious denomination. May I suggest that you prayerfully read the New Testament, perhaps the NASB or ESV with a sincerely humble frame of mind?
For me, I would love to know that our soul continues on. But? Just don't know, so I guess I will just be returning to the earth and helping to make great mulch and leaf litter for the plants to grow.
I think when the time comes and my life flashes before my eyes, my conscience will tell me whether my Heart is as light as a feather or heavy as a weight hitting the floor. How peace is in my heart and mind when I drift off to eternal sleep, will be my Judge.
That is how I see it at the moment unless life shows me something different. I will have to wait and see....
Yes; following "Christianity" is "the only way to Heaven" and was meant to be defined as "A follower of Christ" (aka GOD) although initially used in a derogatory manner (Acts 11:19-26)!
The "other religions" are our "TEST!" Even though some reside in other parts of the world and have established a "religion" based on their geographical locations, GOD SAID in Matthew 24:14 "And THIS GOSPEL of the kingdom shall be preached in ALL the world for a witness unto ALL nations; and then shall the end come." Why do you think there are so many "Christian" missionaries in ALL parts of the world? READ II Kings 17:29-41! Scripture WILL BE FULFILLED because "GOD does not LIE" (Numbers 23:19)!
"Non-Christian people" can "DO" all they like but GOD SAID "No one can come unto the Father but by [the Holy Spirit] ME" (John 6:44)! GOD doesn't recognize one's "DOINGS!" Romans 8:8 says "Flesh can not please GOD!" Acts 17:23-25 says "For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, HIM DECLARE I UNTO YOU. GOD that made the world and ALL THINGS therein, seeing HE is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; NEITHER IS WORSHIPED WITH MEN'S HANDS, "AS THOUGH HE NEEDED ANY THING," seeing HE giveth to ALL life, and breath, and ALL things." Therefore, what do you think you can "DO" to get "brownie points" to qualify you for heaven?
Consequently, your statement "I strongly believe that the only path to Heaven or hell is through your deeds and faith in God.." is in error according to Scripture! Romans 3:28 says "Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by FAITH [LISTEN!] WITHOUT THE "DEEDS" of THE LAW." Did you hear "FAITH" and not "DEEDS" or "THE LAW?"
READ II Kings 17:29-41 AGAIN!
"Christianity" is NOT A "RELIGION!" I can find NO WHERE in Scripture GOD referred to HIS GOSPEL (Galatians 1:6-9) as "Religion!" Colossians 2:8 says "BEWARE lest any man spoil you through PHILOSOPHY and VAIN DECEIT, after the TRADITION of MEN, after the RUDIMENTS of the WORLD, and NOT AFTER CHRIST!"
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