How could we possibly not want to go to heaven?
God’s love for us is beyond measure. He sent his son to die for us. Jesus gave his very life that we could be saved. He suffered humiliation, beating and crucifixion on the cross.
Why? Because we needed a savior — it’s just that plain.
He has left us his word so that we can come to the knowledge of what he desires us to do and tell us how to do those things.
He also has promised to come to retrieve us one day so that we can live in heaven throughout all eternity.
Still, there are those who scoff at the idea of wanting to go to heaven.
They are convinced that this world and human knowledge is all that is important. Humanism is the belief that the idea of judgment is harmful and distracting from present concerns.
In other words, we should not bother with religion; it is only superstition.
Thoughts like these are not new. They were around in the days of the apostles.
Peter told of a people who scoffed at the thought of judgment (2 Peter 3:1-10).
There will be a day of judgment. We must decide for ourselves where we will spend eternity.
Not many people like to think of the alternative of heaven, but there is such a place called hell, and it does exist.
The choice we make will be shown in the road we take while in this life.
One road is easy to follow while the other takes careful attention. “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14). Traveling the narrow road is difficult and takes work and concentration, but it can be done.
If we truly desire to go to heaven, we must let God be our “pilot.” We must obey the gospel and then live faithfully for God. Paul gave us instruction as to what we should be thinking: “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:1-4).
The question we must ask ourselves is, “Do I really want to go to heaven?”
Only you can answer that.