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Most People Are Going to Heaven, Right?
By NiteOwlDave
The suggestion that most people will not wind up in Heaven upon death may sound outrageous to a rational-thinking person.
After all, the good Book declares that God is love.
A loving God would not relegate a good person—or even a bad person, for that matter—to an eternity other than Heaven, would He? And, horrors, Hell can't be a real place!
The Heaven-Hell thing prompts much confusion between those who consider themselves Christians and those who haven't darkened the inside of a church in 40 years.
Harold Smith, who authors The Bible Answers site on the Internet, suggests the confusion over eternal destiny is the result of man's own opinion.
And, he correctly points out, our opinion counts for zilch!
It's what the Bible says that counts, and the Bible speaks loudly about a very, literal Heaven (and Hell) and suggests strongly that most will not wind up in Heaven.
Ridiculous? Read these pointed Matthew 7:13-14 verses:
"Enter ye in at the strait gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way, which leadeth unto destruction, and many there be which go in there at.
"Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."
So, the truth is a narrow road, and few will find that road.
The truth and the road are Jesus Christ, who says in John 14:6,
"I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by me."
In John 10:9 Jesus says, "I am the door; by me if anyone enter in, he shall be saved..."
In Acts 16:31, Paul and Silas told an anxious jailer, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."
The word "believe" means to rely upon or depend upon.
The Bible points out that we are separated from God until we repent of our sin and ask for His salvation, made possible by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
Most people think our Christian salvation comes automatically if we attend church and live a good life. It doesn't!
And what we think has no bearing on the absolute truth of God.
To the contrary.
"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the ends thereof are the ways of death," Solomon writes in Proverbs 14:12.
Jesus is the way and the only way.
Have you invited Christ into your life?
If not, you are on the broad road which leads to destruction.
Reset your course now before it is eternally too late.