7496 - Following the Fall

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When Adam exercised his volition and ate the forbidden fruit, spiritual death entered the realm of human life. Since ‘the fall’ every person born on earth has faced the reality of spiritual death. There is no escaping this truth. Each person is dead in sin and must be born again if they are to experience spiritual life – to have a personal relationship with the Living God.

Each person must receive new spiritual life as a gift of grace through the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus tasted this death but won the victory over sin and death on the cross of Calvary. Now He offers new life to anyone who will receive it by faith. There is no other source, no other way. Salvation is found only in and through Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12; John 14:7).

Sharing this gospel message is the primary ministry of SONlight. We prepare and send to radio stations short messages – seeds of the good news. These messages are shared in both the English and Spanish languages over about 1650 radio stations. About 85% of these stations have secular formats – country western, middle of the road, rock, all kinds – so we reach many people who never darken the door of a church.
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7480 - Entrance Requirements for Heaven

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Students, who desire to enter a particular school, begin by familiarizing themselves with the entry requirements. Only then are they able to determine whether they qualify, or whether they must first pass through some special preparation steps.

A greater quest exists for those who have a desire to gain admission into heaven. The requirements for entrance into heaven are found in the Bible.

Entry requirements into heaven are very high. After all, these are holy environs. Any introduction of evil would destroy the environment of holiness. So, everyone who enters must qualify according to the righteous standards of Almighty God. A person must be pure. They must be holy and blameless. They must be without blemish and without fault. In fact they must be perfect (Mt 5:8; Col 1:22; 1 Thes 3:13; Heb 10:10,14; Jude 24).

Anyone seeking entry with any less credentials would be quickly rebuffed and sent away, because such entry would be an unacceptable affront to God’s pure and holy nature.

7478 - Heaven For Sure

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On the night before the crucifixion Jesus said to those gathered with Him (John 14:2-3 kj):

“In my Father’s house are many mansions; If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”

This is the passage most often used to give assurance to each believer that they will enjoy unbroken fellowship with our Lord — and of course, each other — throughout eternity.

Listen to this SONlight spot which illustrates how Christians delight in looking forward to entering Heaven.