Answering “Will I get to Heaven?”

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Answering “Will I get to Heaven?” has some staggeringly simple-minded responses: “I am a ‘good person’ so I am going to Heaven.”

A step up is: “I believe in Jesus and The Bible, so I am going to Heaven!”

Others recognize more complexity. “We need more than faith, alone. We need good works!” Endless discussions about “real” faith leading to works provide pseudo-intellectual distractions from more meaningful progress.

Catholic Fundamentalism suggests: “God, programs in 3-D pixels. He wrote and downloaded The Creation Program. It is a giant, 3-D movie in Virtual Reality, complete with Replicating Plant and Animal Programs. Countless self-sustaining systems let us freely choose to believe that all appeared by accident. He did that to give each of us free will as we write and play our starring role.”

Most Protestants accept that possibility and agree with Catholic Fundamentalism’s next step:

“The power of God goes reaches from the building blocks of sand grains to spiraling galaxies. God gave prophets the power to predict that Jesus would arrive at His appointed time and place. He is The Son of God.”

Then, Catholic Fundamentalism focuses like a laser: “Jesus emphatically told us to receive Catholic Communion a dozen times, instructing clearly, “If you do not eat My Body and drink My Blood you do not have life in you.”

His words between John 6:33-66 drove the first Protestants away. Then, at The Last Supper, He transformed bread and wine into His Body and Blood. Those who received the first Catholic Communion at The Last Supper had ‘life in‘ them.

He said that He “came to divide“. Every generation is automatically separated into the living and the dead by their decision to obey or ignore His Great Separating Instruction: “If you do not eat My Body and drink My Blood you do not have life in you.”

That Catholic Communion is only available in The Only Church He Founded by saying to one man, one time, “Verily, verily I say unto you thou art Peter and on this rock I build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I give you the keys to The Kingdom of Heaven.”

“Will I get to Heaven?” is answered with a question: “Is it possible to get to Heaven while willfully ignoring His instructions: “If you eat My Body and drink My Blood you do not have life in you.” ?

Those who think God will open the gates of Heaven to those who shun the only key have something to consider.