"Why You Should Be 100% Sure You Will Go To Heaven When You Die"
Many folks believe that it is not possible to know whether they will get into heaven until they get to the judgment; and it will be decided there, based on how they lived their lives. Nothing could be farther from the truth. You can know here and now. The Bible is our only source of information on this matter, and it clearly teaches that you can know. It says, "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God, that ye may know that you have eternal life." (I John 5:13) The apostle Paul stated, "I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day." (II Tim. 1:12) Now, we will have to make up our mind whether we will go by the Bible, or come up with our own idea about the matter. It's God's heaven, and He has the right to determine how people will be allowed to enter in. Those who are not sure about this would do well to consider the following three things.
I. The Awesome Reality of Heaven
Heaven is a real place. Jesus promised to prepare a place for all who would like to go there. (John 14:2,3) Heaven is just as real as New York City, London, or Paris. "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him." (I Cor. 2:9) There is a beautiful city, the new Jerusalem, with mansions, and gold streets. There will be no sickness, no death, no tears, or anything that would defile the beauty and peacefulness of this place. Everything is in a state of perpetual perfection. We will enjoy all of this for all eternity. Surely a sensible person will not ignore the reality of heaven and will take the necessary steps to go there.
II. The Awful Reality of Hell
We all wish that there was no such place as hell, but that does not do away with it. Jesus spoke ten times more about hell than He did about heaven. He described the horror of the place. He told of a man who was there suffering in torment. (Luke 16:19-31) He said the fire would never go out. Hell will be filled with regret, remorse, sorrow, and anger. Billy Sunday used to say, "Some do not believe in hell, but they won't be there for a minute or two until they will believe in it." John wrote, "Whosoever was not found written in the book of life, was cast into the lake of fire." (Rev. 20:15) Surely, any thinking person will not ignore the reality of a hell of eternal torment and take the necessary steps to avoid it.
III. The Actual Length of Eternity
Every person who has ever lived or ever will live, shall live on forever throughout the eons of eternity in either heaven or hell. Eternity is a long, long time. Someone has said that if you could multiply all the blades of grass that have ever grown on the earth, times all the leaves that have fallen from the trees, times all the fish in the sea, times all the sand on the shore, times all the stars in the sky, times all the population of the earth since Adam, times all the birds that have ever flown, times all the coins that have ever been minted, times the number of particles of dust in the universe, times, etc., and let each one of these things represent a million years, eternity would not be over. I can imagine a poor soul in hell wondering, hoping, and praying that he or she might get out now, after all this time; not so—eternity will just be beginning. Surely any sensible, thinking person will not ignore or delay accepting Christ now before some unexpected event sends him into eternity unprepared.
You can be absolutely 100% sure that you are going to heaven. We have outlined 5 basic steps which you must take in order to get there. You will find them in the Plan of Salvation.