Yes, I want to go to heaven , don’t you? This was often the conversation of myself and a childhood friend. She was Catholic and I was Baptist. But did that matter? We both wanted to go to heaven. We were only about 6-8 years old when we had these discussions. Our discussion would usually end with, well if I am good enough, God will take me to heaven when I die. That sure is something we hear a lot and it hasn’t changed in my 64 years of life. In fact it hasn’t changed since the beginning of time. Man is always trying to do the best he can or bring his own good works to God in hopes of getting into heaven.
Man has ruined everything since the beginning
One time my friend told me that if I died, she would baptize me into the Catholic church because she just knew you had to be Catholic in order to get inside those pearly gates. Oh how man has ruined everything since the beginning, blinding the eyes of many to the truth of the gospel. Thankfully one day I realized that I am a sinner, I am wicked in the sight of God and no man can get to the Father, except through Jesus Christ. (You can read my whole testimony here) By the way, our testimony is something that every grandchild ought to hear.
I want my grandchildren to know that they are sinners, just like their grandma.
They are sinners in need of a Savior and Jesus Christ is the Savior of the World. It is not by any good works that they can get to heaven, but only by the blood of Jesus. Praise God that He saved a sinner like me and Praise God He can save each of my grandchildren. Many of them have made professions of faith and I rejoice in the fact that I will spend eternity with them. I look forward to each and everyone of them trusting Christ as their Savior. Don’t neglect to tell them the truth. Don’t treat their sin lightly as if it is something they will grow out of. Instead instill into their hearts from the very beginning that all have sinned and that the wages of sin is death. But praise God He sent us an amazing gift – the gift of eternal life, free to anyone who is willing to accept it.
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