It Will Keep You Out

  The greatest goal we have is to be with God in heaven for eternity. For this reason we strive to walk in the footsteps of the Savior which leads us to the destiny we seek. We do concern ourselves about being denied entrance into heaven and wonder what can keep us out. There is that which can prevent our entrance into glory.

  All the enemies of the world cannot keep us out. Angels cannot keep us out. False teachers cannot keep us out because we do not have to accept their false doctrines. Salvation is "in Christ." We cannot be saved in sin. Sin will keep us out of heaven. It separates us from God (Isaiah 59:1,2). But we can have that barrier removed by the Lord by obeying the gospel and being washed clean by His blood in baptism. Then sin is forgiven and cannot keep us out of heaven. Even sins we commit thereafter cannot keep us out if we will be faithful to him and seek his forgiveness.

  Whether sin keeps us out of heaven or not is a decision we make. It depends on what we do with the Word Christ has brought to us. Obey it.