The title “How to Get to Heaven Using the Bible” may sound presumptuous to you. You may well be asking, “how can such an all-inclusive subject be given justice within a study guide when many
massive volumes have been written on the subject?” This question was resolved in my mind only after considerable deliberation.
First, this is a study guide, using the scriptures as the sole source of authority. Second, the scriptures speak on many subjects, all of them vital to our lives. Only a portion deals directly with God’s commands for eternal life. Third, only a representative portion of those scriptures dealing directly with reaching heaven has been used.
This is said without apology because all the scriptures would make the study inordinately long, and a conscientious consideration of all the scriptures was made in determining those passages which represent all of God’s will on this subject. You are encouraged to read each scripture in its context, only with other scriptures, to verify that nothing has been added to nor subtracted from God’s word. If you find any misrepresentations, please let me know. I am vitally concerned over my own soul and would truly appreciate correction if I have improperly presented God’s word. On the other hand, I encourage you to consider seriously the scriptures presented, in view of your own soul, and to put them into practice while God has given you opportunity.
Let the word of God speak with its full power for we know that is “the sword of the Spirit” (Ephesians 6: 17), “quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing sunder of soul and spirit and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4: 12)