Eternal life with God is His free gift to us; it comes from faith in Him and there’s nothing we can do to earn it. We think if we avoid the “biggies” like murder, we’ll be in good shape. But this simply is not true.
Ephesians 2:8-9 makes it clear: “For it is by grace [God’s goodness] you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works [not by doing enough good things], so that no one can boast.”
And contrary to the ever-changing ideas of our culture, the Bible makes it crystal clear that believing in Jesus is the only way God provides for us to be with Him in heaven.
John 3:36 says: “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.” And Acts 4:12 says: “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”