The Qualifications That God Says A Person Must Possess To Go To Heaven Without Believing In Jesus

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Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind-Job 38:1

 

Job 40:9-14

9 Do you have an arm like God’s?
Can you thunder with a voice like His?
10 Adorn yourself with majesty and splendor,
and clothe yourself with honor and glory.
11 Unleash your raging anger;
look on every proud person and humiliate him.
12 Look on every proud person and humble him;
trample the wicked where they stand.
13 Hide them together in the dust;
imprison them in the grave.
14 Then I will confess to you
that your own right hand can deliver you.

God gave Job, the qualifications that a person needs, to make it into heaven through one’s own ability.

I will break it down so you can see that to work for your own salvation, will require the individual to be God.


1. (v.9) To have an arm like God’s and to have a voice that thunders both mean the same thing. It is to have great and awesome power to create and destroy at will.

Exodus 15:6

“Your right hand, O Lord, has become glorious in power;
Your right hand, O Lord, has dashed the enemy in pieces.

Psalm 19:1

The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky proclaims the work of His hands.

Psalm 33:6

The heavens were made by the word of the Lord,
and all the stars, by the breath of His mouth.


2. (v.10) To have or display majesty, splendor, honor, and glory, you would have had to create a universe or something equal to that of God’s to showcase your glory. See Psalms 19:1


3. (vs.11-12) To unleash your raging anger means to, first of all, be without sin and righteous to be able to be justified in punishing the wicked, at will unleash the plagues as seen in the Book of Revelation and control its outcome, and to have the wisdom to judge rightly between the humble and the haughty. Also, knowing everyone’s life that ever lived from birth to their death and having the power to send someone to heaven or to the Lake of Fire.


4. (v.13) Another qualification to possess is that once you have sent someone to hell, you need to have the power to keep him/her there for eternity, to pay for their sins.


5. (v.14) If you have all of these qualifications, then you can definitely deliver yourself from hell and make it into heaven through your own strength without believing in Jesus for salvation.

When people say that they don’t need Jesus to go to heaven but can do it by their own goodness, they are indirectly saying that they are God. Only by having faith in Jesus Christ and His death and resurrection can a person be delivered from spiritual death.

How Should We Act In The Face Of A False Teacher?

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Matthew 23:33

“You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?

A snake is a reference to craftiness or wisdom in how best to capture its prey.

A viper means a deadly serpent that if bitten by it, will cause your death.

In Matthew 23 Jesus was rebuking the religious leaders because they claimed to love God and were responsible for bringing people to the Lord for salvation. But instead, they were working with Satan to do the opposite, taking people away from God and into hell. Their man-made commands that were clearly unbiblical were killing them spiritually. That is what false doctrine does. 

Is it loving for a Christian in any setting, whether online or in person to rebuke and call out someone for teaching false doctrine which are leading people to hell? Yes, why? Because Jesus who is love and the Truth rebuked false teachers of His time for leading people away from God.

My friends, if you see someone saying that they are a Christian but at the same time, teaching things that it is very clear to you false, in reference to Scripture by twisting it, do what Jesus did and rebuke them, for the sake of those being misled.

I don’t mean the doctrine that’s not fundamental to salvation but those that are. For some examples see below.

False teachings: 

Teaching that Jesus is not God but was created, Jesus is not the Son of God, He didn’t die on the cross or rose from the grave, He wasn’t born from a virgin, you can become gods, universalism, work for your salvation, rejection of Biblical inerrancy, It’s okay to worship idols and etc…

Love will spur a Christian to protect an unsuspected person who is being misled.

Do you love the Truth? If you do, help those being deceived.

Revelation 2:20

20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching, she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols.

The verse above makes it very clear that the church in Pergamum had a charge against them from Jesus Christ. They allowed a false teacher to go unchallenged without rebuking and denouncing her for preaching and teaching false doctrine which was dooming people to hell.

If you do not want this charge against you when you meet Jesus face to face one day then make sure when you see that happening, rebuke the false teacher and warn the people. Love for the Truth will convict you to do this because Jesus lives in you. The more you read the Bible, the more you will start to love the Truth.