How Do You Get to Heaven?
How to "Get Saved"
God is our father, and our father wants us to realize that we aren't perfect. He is ready and willing to forgive us for not being perfect, if only we would come to him and ask forgiveness.
"This is hard to understand at first because it doesn't seem fair."
In the Bible, God says our sins are punishable by death - and only death. What Jesus did, when he died on the cross, is die FOR OUR SINS. So, instead of us dying for our own sins, Jesus died for them instead.
This is hard to understand at first because it doesn't seem fair. Keep in mind though, that each of us has a purpose on earth. Jesus' death on the cross was one of his purposes for coming. He is how we get to heaven.
After Jesus rose from that horrible death (yes, he DID rise to life after three days of being dead!), God put us in His hands. We are now Jesus' children and we go through Him to ask anything of God.
So that said, if you truly, deep down in your heart, believe you are a sinner that needs forgiveness, simply go to God in prayer, tell him that you know you have done wrong, and ask forgiveness. He will forgive you, and you will get to heaven when it is time.
A simple sample prayer? Dear God, I am a sinner. I want to be with you forever. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart to guide me for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
You now know how to get to heaven! It's that simple. Pray a prayer like that, mean it in your heart, and you will be adopted into God's family.
Now the neat thing is...like all kids, you've got talents and gifts. Start using them for God!