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Way to God.
"For through Jesus we both have access to the Father by one Spirit" (Ehpesians 2:18).
"In Jesus and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence"
Way to God is one, and wherewith the way to heaven is only one. Jesus told clearly that He is the way and there is no other: “I AM the WAY and the TRUTH and the LIFE. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
It means that not the weekly visits to church, not performance of various rituals, not prayer offered to somebody else as God, not belief in some religious system, or something or somebody what differ from Jesus Himself and/or His Gospel, His teaching, His commandments, could be the way to God. It follows that it also could be not the way to heaven.
Jesus said that on that day many will desire to come to God; He said they will come and try to convince Him with words as this: “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name and in Your name drive out demons and in Your name perform many miracles?” (Matthew 7:22). But Jesus clearly indicated that to God the Father can come only those who follow Him and do our Father’s will. But to all those who act contrary to His Word, on that day He will answer: “I never knew you. Away from Me, you evildoers!” (Matthew 7:23; Luke 13:27).
Without Christ our way are not to heaven but to everlasting destruction (Matthew 25:46). All who live without God or follow supposed, imaginary gods, or distort His Gospel will perish and pay the penalty by being separated for eternity from Him (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9; Isaiah 1:28; Philemon 3:9).
For that reason Jesus in the book of Isaiah 45:22 are crying our: “Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.”
All of us have sinnedand fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). We all are isolated from God and where is no God, there are only evil, darkness, hopelessness and continued adversities (Isaiah 59:2).
Just because we are separated from God, the wage of sin is death (Romans 6:23). We all are sinners and “there is no one righteous, not even one” (Romans 3:10; Ecclesiastes 7:20). But if “we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
God loves all His creation and want no body to perish (2 Peter 3:9). After all, hell was created for satan and his angels but not for humankind. That is why God is calling out to all people to return to Him from where we were banished out because of sin.
Now Jesus is saying:
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel”
Believe in Jesus and allow Him to come in your heart, and receive freely given gift of God – way to Him. Apostle Peter said it very clear: “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
Believe in your heart and proclaim with your mouth that Jesus is the Lord, and God has rised Him from death on third day and you will be saved from eternal punishment and instead will receive eternal life (Romans 10:9-10,10:13).
"I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture"