1 Timothy 2:4-5
“4 Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”
This verse tells us two things, The First is that there is ONE God! There are not many gods, there are not many powerful beings to believe in. Only One!
2 Samuel 7:22 — “Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God; for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.”
There is only One Mediator, Jesus Christ. He is the Only way to God (And hence to heaven) He is also God and yet Man. “every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God” (I John 4:3).
“1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
“6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”
Now the Second tells us that He wants Everyone to be saved! 1 Timothy 2:4 — “Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
A Lot of people are going to say that Christianity is Exclusive. BUT It’s not. God wants every one. We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God! None of us Deserve it, but God wants us anyway!
And yet Getting to Heaven isn’t going to happen unless you believe in God, that your a sinner and need his salvation.
6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
“ Walking Down the “Romans Road” to Salvation . . . .
Because of our sin, we are separated from God.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
The Penalty for our sin is death.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
The penalty for our sin was paid by Jesus Christ!
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
If we repent of our sin, then confess and trust Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we will be saved from our sins!
For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:13)
…if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9,10) ” http://www.davidjeremiah.org/site/about/becoming_a_christian.aspx
That is the Only way to Heaven. Jesus Christ is your Bridge, but you are going to have to Go to him for Him to help you.
But if you don’t accept him, You will die in your Sins and will be forever separated from God (Eternal Death) in a place called Hell. “fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28)
“For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” (Psalm 1:6)
“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 14:12)
So here is the Summery:
God is Inclusive, He wants everyone to be saved. 1 Timothy 2:4
But There is only One simple way to heaven, Jesus Christ.
http://www.icr.org/article/21546 (Salvation, God’s Free Gift)
https://www.icr.org/article/375/ (When God Became Man)
http://www.icr.org/article/8718/ (The Two Ways) [Heaven or Hell)