Are 85% of Americans Going to Heaven?
According to a 2005 poll conducted by ABC news, 89% of Americans believe in a heaven. Furthermore 85% of Americans who believe in heaven believe they’re going to go there when they die. That’s quite a lofty number. What does God’s word have to say about who will go to heaven.
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’” (Matthew 7:21–23)
According God Himself, there are going to be lots of people who go around this word claiming that Jesus is their Lord (i.e. they think they’re real Christians), but they’ll be kept out of heaven by God. The reason is not because they didn’t believe in Him. The reason will be because they didn’t do the will of the Father during their life.
Sadly there are lots of Americans (and people all over the world) who go around claiming Jesus as their Lord, and being very religious but when it comes to certain parts of God’s will, they follow their own desires. This will keep them out of heaven. Unless we proclaim this message loudly and often, then those 85% of Americans will be very shocked on the day of judgment. Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen. Visit us as http://www.alivewithchrist.com