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Complicating the Simple

September 20, 2012

How do I go to heaven?

What is required to be saved?

Poll 10 Christians and you are likely to get 10 answers.

If someone Googles “How do I go to heaven?”, what will they find?

“Keeping the Commandments”
“Living a Holy Life”
“Bear fruit”
“Don’t be lukewarm”
“Voting for a certain political party” ( ok maybe not….maybe)

The Bible is full of commands and principles for how to live your life. Most of these things apply to people after they get saved.

Consider the things above and ask how much of those is needed. Perfection!

Never breaking a commandment?
How much fruit?
Do the best that you can and avoid the big stuff kind of holiness?

How much is enough? Hmmm, no wonder salvation seems complicated.

But it’s not.

What does the Bible say is necessary?

This is a series of posts on NoSuperHeroes based on the Top Questions I receive in my Grace Seminars. Come back each day to see how we answer our questions without changing the message of Grace!

Top Question: I’m afraid of Judgment Day. What will happen when I stand before God?

As I grew up, I heard sensational stories of Judgment Day. One particularly memorable version has believers who appear before the Judgment seat of God. Behind the Lord, is a giant TV screen that will show every action, thought, word, and attitude.

Well, we know this is a bleak picture. It sends tremors of fear through our bodies. An altar call is given at the youth rally and people tremble fearfully into the kingdom.

Effective, but misguided.