So you want to debate who's going to Heaven?

A popular topic to debate, or at least it once was, is what a sinner must do to be saved.

The answers to the proposition vary across the board: do nothing, do more good than bad, simply believe that Jesus rose from the dead, say a prayer, get baptized, etc.

Some of the answers are given to stand alone, while some answers include a mixture of do this but not that.

But common sense says all the options can’t be true no matter how skillfully the debaters present their case. So what’s a person to do? Well let me give the answer to settle all the questions:

though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him,” (Hebrews 5:8-9)

So you want to debate who’s going to Heaven? Don’t take it up with me – take it up with the words of Jesus (John 12:48).

Whether a person accepts the answer or not, Hebrews 5:8-9 says the debate has been settled for a very long time now.

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