Ladder to Heaven October 22, 2015

I recently read a story about a 72 year old Sydney Australia woman who had collected more than 300,000 beer bottles and given the proceeds to charity. Later she said, ”Now I’ll have a bit of time to relax. I’ve tried to build a ladder to heaven.” Sounds good, but unfortunately she has a distorted understanding of how one goes to heaven, which contradicts the only reliable source about the next life- the Bible. Somewhere , she has been misled, thinking that she could build a “ladder to heaven” by her good works which is what many, who have not studied their Bibles, believe. The Bible however, is crystal clear. The Book of Titus states that it is “not by works of righteousness that we have done, but according to His mercy” that God saves us. And Paul, writing on the subject, reminds us that it is “by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves.” Jesus is the only “ladder to heaven.” He said, “I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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