Numerous religions, educators, and masters offer their interpretation of heaven, and how to arrive. So which is right?
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As indicated in the question, there have been many spiritually-minded individuals in human history who have addressed that subject, but only one of them claimed to be God Himself, and validated that claim by rising from the dead to live forever. His word on the subject is therefore authoritative. And He said that placing faith in Him (and specifically in both His atoning death and resurrection) would allow an individual to receive forgiveness of sins and to exist eternally in God's presence. This is summarized by Jesus Himself most succinctly in John 3:16, and further concisely expressed by Paul in Romans 10:9. (However, the placing of faith in Christ also presupposes the individual's acknowledgement of the sin that Jesus died to deliver him or her from, and the inability of the individual to achieve that deliverance through any effort or action on his or her own part.)
Know that the Romans Road says: - Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” - Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” - Romans 5:8 “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” - Romans 10:9-10 “...because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” - Romans 10:13 “For ‘everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’”
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