I’m going to say something that may cause you to want to boycott my blog and throw darts at my picture. But bear with me and what I’m about to say will make more sense.
I believe good Muslims and good Hindus and good Buddists will get to heaven. I do.
The question, however, is what defines good. And just how good is good enough?
The answer, according to the Bible, is that as much as we try to be good enough, we all fall short of the standard. Every single one of us.
So, the answer is that no one is really and truly good. Only God is good.
Don’t get me wrong. People do good things and many times have good motives, but deep down everyone of us are sinners who need a Savior.
So who will get to heaven? If it’s based on being good enough, no one will.
But what if Someone was good enough? What if that Someone was God, who took on human flesh and lived that perfect life that we could never possibly achieve?
What if that God-Man died in our place and took the punishment we deserved? What if He took upon Himself our very imperfect life and gave us His perfect life?
The only ones who get to heaven are the ones who receive Jesus and what He did for us. It’s not about trying harder or working more or being better, but trusting what Jesus has already done.
I get that this is not politically-correct or popular. I get that I may lose viewers. I’m okay with that.
I can only speak what I know to be true. And that is that I was as lost and helpless in my sin as anybody and Jesus found me and called me by name and rescued me. He took away my sin and gave me new life and a new future.
And He can do the same for you.