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Heaven: What did Jesus say about Getting into Heaven

What did Jesus say about Getting into Heaven

Jesus’ teachings on entering heaven emphasize the necessity of faith, humility, and relinquishing earthly wealth. Key verses that outline His teachings include:

  1. Matthew 19:21-26: Jesus instructs a rich young man to sell his possessions and give to the poor to have treasure in heaven, emphasizing the difficulty for the wealthy to enter the kingdom of heaven. He concludes, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” .
  2. Matthew 18:3-4: Jesus tells His disciples that unless they become like children, they cannot enter the kingdom of heaven. Humility and childlike faith are essential for entering God’s kingdom .
  3. Mark 10:15: Similar to Matthew’s account, Jesus states that the kingdom of heaven belongs to those who receive it like a child .

Three main takeaways from Jesus’ teachings on getting into heaven are:

  1. The necessity of a childlike faith and humility: Entrance into the kingdom of heaven requires a heart posture of humility and faith, akin to that of a child’s pure and trusting nature .
  2. The challenge of wealth for entering heaven: Wealth can be a significant barrier to entering the kingdom of heaven. Jesus emphasizes that reliance on wealth can hinder one’s spiritual journey and relationship with God .
  3. Divine possibility amidst human impossibility: Jesus underscores that salvation and entering heaven are not achievable through human efforts or merit. Instead, they are made possible only through God’s grace and power .


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