Will God accept me into heaven? - Acceptance - TouchPoints

Will God accept me into heaven?

John 3:16"For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 10:9-10If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. [10] For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.

John 3:36

Romans 5:1-2Therefore, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. [2] Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God's glory.Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.

There is a big difference between being accepted by God for who we are and being accepted into heaven. If we are convicted of a crime, we must pay the consequences, no matter how much someone loves us. In the same way, all people are guilty of the crime of sin against God. Jesus actually paid the consequences for our crimes, but we must believe and accept Jesus for who he is: our Savior and Lord. This involves accepting that we deserve punishment for our sin and cannot earn our own salvation. It means accepting the glorious gift of Jesus’ perfect sacrifice, which washes us clean of our sin. And finally, it means accepting Jesus’ rule as the Lord of our lives. After all, how could we enjoy heaven, the place from where God rules, if we do not wish to learn to obey him and live like him? Living under Christ’s lordship doesn’t mean living under fear of falling short and being punished. It means trusting his guidance, following his footsteps, and learning to become everything we were made to be. It’s not about earning his love. It’s about learning to walk in it and accept it more fully. Then, not only will we be accepted into heaven, but we will have accepted the God of heaven and be ready to enjoy his goodness forever.