Is salvation in Jesus Christ the only way to heaven?
Somehow, in the matter that matters the most, our eternal destiny, people say, “Well, it just doesn’t matter what you believe. All roads lead to heaven.” No they do not. There is one gospel, and it is the gospel of the grace of God.
How are we saved? “For by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves.” (Ephesians 2:8). You can’t buy it, borrow it, steal it, or earn it. It is grace of God and it was bought by Christ on the cross. Friend, when He finished, it was accomplished and you cannot deplete it or add to it-it is the supernatural work of God.
Salvation is not a creed. You’re not saved by the plan of salvation; you’re saved by the man of salvation. It’s not a cause or a church. It’s Christ. We have so much religious mayhem in the world today because people have met creeds, not Christ. They’ve entered into codes of living, but not Christ. They join churches without meeting Christ. Salvation is not believing something, it is receiving Someone.
Acts 4:10-12 says: “Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Jesus is not just a good way to heaven; He’s the only way to heaven.
You see, if one particle of it depends upon me, then I have to ask myself: am I good enough? I’m in bondage. I can never know. But when I’m saved by the grace of God, it all depends on Him. I don’t have to be a question mark with my head bent over. I can be an exclamation point, standing up straight and saying” “Praise God! I’m saved!”