Many people who’ve never read the Bible believe that they will go to heaven, that is if they believe there is an eternal afterlife, because they are good people and they do more good than bad.
Sadly we’re ALL still guilty of the bad. A just judge doesn’t play favorites, he is impartial, and when the law is broken a debt must be paid. GOD is JUST, and impartial.
The good news is GOD is also LOVE. This is the message of the gospel: Man’s sin has separated him from GOD. So what can a JUST and LOVING Creator do? The gospel message is GOD became man and bore upon Himself the penalty of the sins of all mankind, and rose again from the dead to confirm His sovereignty, even over death, that whoever believes, receives the free gift of grace and is eternally saved.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast” ~Ephesians 2:8-9
Be honest. Have you personally examined the evidence about the identity of Jesus Christ and what this means to you?
Merriam Webster defines:
: the act of looking at something closely and carefully
: something which shows that something else exists or is true
: a final decision or judgment : an opinion or decision that is formed after a period of thought or research
: of or relating to the ability to think in a logical way
: involving serious study and thought