A couple Sundays ago, our pastor talked about how to get into Heaven. He called it God’s A-plan – Jesus Christ. He went on to say no one knew if there was a B-plan. The more I thought on this, the more I jesus-with-little-onerealized how right he was. Yet, too many of us are holding out for the B-plan, hoping there is one.

Some of these B-plans include things such as being nice to others or doing good works. I don’t know if either of these will get you through the pearly gates or just make you feel good while on this Earth. According to John 14:6, Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

God’s A-plan is clear. Jesus is the only absolute. Nowhere in the Bible does it say there is another way.

In the end, it’s God’s decision. He decides who walks into Heaven. I’d like to assume all children make it
along with those who have never heard of Jesus. However, I worry about people who make a conscious effort not to believe, or who claim to believe, but live a life that says otherwise.

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A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.- C.S. Lewis

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ccI’d rather put my faith in what I consider a sure thing than to pin my hopes on my own actions. I
honestly believe Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior, that He died for my sins, that He rose on the third day, and that one day, I will see Him in Heaven. I don’t believe other’s good works or prayers will get me in.

Too often, when it comes to choices, we have several options. However, in this case, I don’t know if there is another alternative. There probably is, but I’ll stick with the A-Plan all the same. The last thing I’d like to do is blow it by relying on my actions over those of Jesus’. No matter how hard I work, nothing I do will compare to Jesus dying on the cross for me.

So what’s your plan? Do you live with the A-Plan or are all your eggs in the B-plan basket?

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