Do Good People Go To Heaven?
To this question most people would say “Yes,” but the sad reality is “NO”.
Why: Rom 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: Rom 3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. Rom 3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
The sad reality is that nothing we have done or can do will ever make us good enough to enter heaven:
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
You can see, if you are a good person, God’s Word declares that your goodness is not sufficient to merit Heaven. Another interesting fact found in the Bible is that you are not really as good as you think you are.
Ecclesiastes 7:20 “For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
The good news is that while you are not good enough, Jesus is and He has paid your sin debt when He died on Calvary.
1Jn 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. Will you stop trusting in your goodness and put your faith and trust in Him today? If you will, He will save you.
Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.