Many religions claim to offer people a way to God and/or eternal life, but how do you know you will actually reach God or eternal life?
• Islam teaches that paradise awaits those who are obedient to the practices of Islam, but it offers no guarantee that a Muslim has obeyed enough to “make it.”
• Hinduism says reincarnation might eventually get you to enlightenment. However, how can one possibly know he or she has ever reached enlightenment?
• Even cults that include a belief in Jesus add an element of works to what is required to go to heaven. What they cannot offer is any assurance that you’ve done enough to reach heaven.
The Christian life—grounded solely in the Word of God—points us to the death and resurrection of Christ as the only path to salvation and a relationship with God. We can add nothing to it! When we simply trust what Christ has done, we
can be assured of a relationship with God.