Do you want to go to heaven? This is the most important question that you will ever be asked! When I ask people this question, most people say "yes". Others say either "no", or "I don't believe in heaven" or "I have never thought about it" and finally "I don't want to talk about that right now".
When people engage in the conversation almost one hundred percent have heard and/or believe that Jesus came to this earth, died on the cross, was buried, and rose from the dead. What they almost all don't know though, is that the death, burial, and resurrection is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
From 1 Corinthians 15:1-4,
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
you can clearly see that the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
In the conversation, most people know that you need to obey the gospel to get to heaven but don't understand how they would personally, die, be buried, and be resurrected.
The good news is that Jesus physically, literally died, was buried ,and rose from the dead but we only have to do it figuratively, symbolically. This gospel is so simple to obey when you understand what happened the day of Pentecost when the Church was born.
The Apostle Peter, in Acts Chapter 2 preached the first sermon, including the death, burial and resurrection (Acts 2:14-36). When he finished preaching this sermon they asked,
....what shall we do? (Acts 2:37 KJV),
and Peter responded:
Repent, be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:38 KJV).
Repentance is death! You die to self, to your sinful nature and turn one hundred and eighty degrees towards Jesus and the new life He has for you.
Baptism is being buried! Baptizo in the Greek means fully immersed under water. It does not mean sprinkled on or showered with water. As Peter said, it must be done in the name of Jesus Christ - not the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Not a single soul in the Bible was baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Then lastly, resurrection is being filled with the Holy Ghost. Jesus said:
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water (John 7:38 KJV).
And the Apostle John, explains in the next verse that Jesus was referring to the Holy Ghost as the Holy Ghost was not yet given,
But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified (John 7:39 KJV),
and did not happen until the outpouring of the Holy Ghost in Acts 2:1-4.
Just like happened on the day of Pentecost, you will know that you have been filled with the Holy Ghost as you will speak in another tongue, another language as the Spirit gives utterance (Acts 2:4). You will never have to doubt that you have been filled with the Holy Ghost because you spoke in another language and that this is the same Spirit that is in Christ:
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you (Romans 8:11 KJV).
Also, by obeying the gospel, you will be born again, born of water and Spirit as Jesus states in John 3:3-5. You must be born again if your response to: "Do you want to go to heaven?" is yes because Jesus said:
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again (John 3:3 NIV)
If your response to "Do you want to go to heaven?" is yes, please click the image below: