Does everyone who believes in God go to heaven?
Here's the answer:
Only those who turn to the Lord Jesus for salvation will go to heaven.
Some people think that if you believe in God, you will go to heaven. But even the demons believe God is real (James 2:19), so that isn't how you get to heaven.
God won't allow sin in heaven. The problem is that each of us has sinned against God. We've disobeyed God's commands to love God most, obey parents, tell the truth, and more. The punishment for our sin is death (Romans 6:23). Hell is a real place of suffering apart from God in heaven.
We can't get to heaven by trying to do better. Even one sin is enough to keep us out of heaven. But God loved the world so much that He sent His Son Jesus. Jesus took the punishment for sin by dying on the cross, so "anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life" (John 3:16b).
Believing in God isn't enough to get to heaven; you must believe in His Son, Jesus. To find out how to believe in Jesus, click here.
"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me'" (John 14:6).
"God gave him [Jesus] as a sacrifice to pay for sins. So he forgives the sins of those who have faith in his blood" (Acts 4:12).