The Requirement to Enter Heaven

Many people today are very confused about the Gospel of Christ. They want to
learn the Gospel to receive eternal life, but ĘChristianĘ churches are hindering them
by spreading lies.

The requirement has always been the same: you must love God. No enemies of God
should ever expect to enter into His eternal blessings. We are commanded to love
our enemies, but God will judge and sentence them. 

How can we love God if we do not know Him? God is a spirit (or desire) so we cannot
see Him with our eyes or hear Him with our ears. In order to love God you must become
like Him - that is, have His Spirit in you. If you become like Him then He is in you and
you both know and love Him.

Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty
man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am
the LORD which exercises lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for
in these things I delight, saith the LORD. (Jeremiah 9:23-24)

And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and
gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no
means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the
children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation. (Exodus 34:6-7)

Jesus came to show us the Spirit (or desire) of God. Jesus taught that God desires
justice, mercy, kindness, faithfulness, truthfulness, meekness and charity, so God is
the spirit
of them all. This Spirit is the one you must love to enter into Heaven. It is
the one that righteous Abraham loved. It is the one the prophets loved. It is the one
Jesus loved. It is the one the Apostles loved. There is no other God than this Spirit.

For a lifetime sinner to love God is not always easy. If God has mercy on you and
chooses you to be His, he will force you to love Him. He will ┤compel you to come
into His marriage feast┤ as in the parable in the Gospel. He does this by causing you
to suffer many evil things. Suffering leads to a desire (or spirit) in your heart for
justice, mercy, kindness, faithfulness, truthfulness, meekness and charity. This desire
is what
you must have in order to enter Heaven. It is the love of God.

For the reason that those who suffer the most will love God the most, they are blessed
with the promise of heaven.
           Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs in the kingdom of heaven.
           Blessed are those who mourn: for they shall be comforted.
           Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
           Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they
             shall be filled.
           Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
           Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
           Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
           Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness┤ sake: for theirs
             is the kingdom of heaven.
           Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say
             all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. (Matthew 5:3-11)
You do not have to be compelled to love God through suffering. Some people can, for
example, be raised in a Christian home where they are taught to love God from their
childhood. However, this love is always strengthened through suffering and weakened
through earthly pleasures.

So the natural avoidance of suffering and seeking of pleasure, as almost all people live,
will ruin any chance you have of entering heaven. We are taught by Jesus to seek the
good of our brother, not ourselves. We can still enjoy pleasure in this world, but it is to
be provided by others to us and by us to others.

In conclusion, to enter heaven you must love the spirit of God. To love Him, you must
have His Spirit in you. To have that Spirit in you, you must suffer many evil things.

Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with
the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; that he no
longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of
God. (1 Peter 4:1-2)

And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that
dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we
may have boldness the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
(1 John 4:16-17)

Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life,
and may
enter in through the gates into the city. (Revelation 22:14)