How can I, as a Muslim, be assured of paradise?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
"Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him" (John 3:36).Jesus said, "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall ga...

July 01 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Open uri20150816 3767 1tn9rak mark wilkinson retired school teacher and missionary
You must understand that Paradise, according to the Bible is a perfect place. God who is holy is at the centre of Paradise and no sinner can enter there because sin and holiness cannot mix.

We are all sinners (Romans 3:23). You must first admit that. Not one thing you do is without sin in it. Even our most religious deeds are, in God's sight, like filthy rags - Isaiah 64: 6. Left to ourselves we are without hope.

The good news - the Gospel - is that God wants us to come to him and be with him for ever. He thus came into the world as a real person, and lived a perfect life. He then took the punishment for sin upon himself, so that we can be acquitted of all sin and guilt. That punishment was death - the wages of sin is death - Romans 6:23. Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, died upon the cross so that everyone who trusts in him may know God's pardon and peace - John 3:16.

When Jesus was dying upon the cross he told the repentant thief hanging on another cross that due to his confession of Jesus as Lord he would be in Paradise that day. That man could do no good works, not even be baptised. His confession of faith in Jesus Christ was enough for him to be accepted. 

This is true for everyone who has ever lived. True for those who believed God before Christ's coming, and for all who live now. Abraham believed God's promises and that was enough to make him right with God and counted as righteous - Romans 4:3.

Good works and religious rituals cannot save anyone. Those who teach this are teaching Satan's lie. Indeed our very best efforts actually condemn us, for they fall short of God's glory. Only simple trust and commitment to Jesus Christ as lord and saviour can make it possible to enter heaven - and give the believer perfect assurance of that fact. May God grant you grace to believe.

May 23 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Andy  3 photo Andy Mangus I am a Christian since October 1979 & devoted truth seeker.
Get God's Holy Bible and ask Him to reveal His "one and only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to your heart, mind and spirit! ALLOW GOD TO BE YOUR SINGLE DESIRE! Bow your head in respect and reverence! And, Say this simple prayer: "Heavenly Father, I am a sinner and want you to save me of my many sins and give your eternal gift of eternal salvation by your eternal Grace that you loved me before the foundation of the world. Please forgive me of all my sins. I now put my faith IN YOUR SON, JESUS CHRIST as my Lord and Savior! In Jesus' Christ's Holy and Blessed name I pray! AMEN!

"Anyone whom calls upon the very name of The Lord, In the very name of Jesus Christ shall be saved!"

"Blessed assurance...Jesus is mine! "Oh, what a Savior..His Glory divine..." (Old Gospel Hymn)

"Praise God that He provided a Savior! And, His name is Jesus Christ!"


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Data Bruce Lyon Elder: Restoration Fellowship Assembly
First we need to define what Paradise means in the scriptural revelation of God. Acts 3:19-21 states:

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

So here we see that when Jesus returns form heaven there will be a restitution of all things back to what they were before Adam sinned, rebelled against God. At that time this world will undergo a makeover that will be a Paradise. Jesus said the meek shall inherit this earth, so the reward of the saved is to inherit this earth with Jesus and to co-rule over the nations with him in the newly established Theocratic Government that will be established in Jerusalem with Jesus sitting on the throne of David ruling over Israel and all the nations who will come up from year to year to keep the feast of Tabernacles and pay homage to Jesus and his God and his Father - YHVH

See Zechariah 14:16 ¶ And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. Read all of Isaiah chapter 11 which shows what the life in the new age will be all about. Truly, it will as much a Paradise as Adam and Eve lived in before they were caste out of the garden, and the whole earth went through a dramatic change to that now the scriptures reveal that all of creation is waiting for the sons of God to be revealed so that things can get back to the way there were before Adam rebelled.

Romans 8:16-22: The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with the anointed one; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us [when we are resurrected and inherit this earth with Jesus]. For the earnest expectation of the creation waits for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creation was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected the same in hope, because the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now.

What a glorious future we have waiting for us in the Paradise we will have as our inheritance from our God and to have this as our when we are resurrected to rise up and meet the lord Jesus in the air and to be with him for ever more, ruling and serving him in the Theocratic Government he will be the head seated on the throne of David in Zion, where God has placed His name - YHVH forever! That is the Paradise that all who believe in the lord Jesus are going to inherit! Amazing future, amazing Grace!

January 06 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini James Kraft 74 year old retired pipeline worker
Muslims have false God Ala who has no Son to pay for sin. They have no way of salvation. 

We have a God who sent His only begotten Son, Jesus, who is the savior of the world. Who died for our sins so we do not have to go to hell to pay for our sin debt. Jesus paid it all and we paid 0. John 3:16-18. Believers in Jesus can no longer be condemned to hell because the GIFT of God is eternal Life. 

When you go to a birthday party, and people give gifts, do they say, here is your gift, but you have to stop drinking and smoking to get the gift. That would not be a gift. That would be a reward for something you did. 

The GIFT of God is eternal life, not a reward for something we do or do not do. A GIFT is already paid for. The GIFT of God is eternal life. Not a reward, but a free GIFT. Acts 16:31. Faith is not a work. It is faith apart from works. 

If we could do one work that would save us, then Jesus died in vain.

April 24 2022 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Neal Pyle
Whoever broke the law in even one point " lying, stealing, adultery, not putting God first" will be found guilty on the day of judgement, and will not go to paradise "heaven". But God is not willing that any should perish, but all should come to repentance, and while we were yet sinners CHRIST died for us, Jesus paid your fine on the cross because the wages of sin" breaking God's moral law" is death, so, if one will repent and trust in Jesus for forgiveness of sin, he or she can be assured of heaven.

August 14 2016 1 response Vote Up Share Report

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