Am I going to heaven? – This is the most important question of all.
Jesus says, “Unless one is born anew, again, from above, he cannot see the Kingdom of God” (John 3:3).
Here, Jesus is speaking about the new birth, the second birth, the heavenly birth.
His words weren’t spoken to the publican in the parable of the Pharisee and the publican. They weren’t spoken to the woman caught in adultery. They weren’t spoken to the thief on the cross. They were spoken to a “Pharisee, a ruler of the Jews” (John 3:1).
Nicodemus said to Jesus, “You are a teacher come from God” (John 3:2), but this didn’t take him far enough. He still needed to hear the words, “You must be born again.” He needed to be shown his need of the Saviour.
Jesus’ statement concerning the new birth is His supreme message to the world. It’s a message that runs counter to human pride.
The new birth is a divider of the human race. Either you are born again or you are not born again. Jesus tells us, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; that which is born of the Spirit is spirit” (John 3:6).
Are you born again? If you can answer, “Yes” to this question, you can also answer “Yes” to the question, “Am I going to heaven?”
You may say, “I don’t understand.” We are not called upon to understand. We are called to believe (John 1:12).
The new birth comes when I believe and submit to His Word: “You must be born again.”
The new birth comes when I believe in the love of God (John 3:16). God loves us. In love, He calls us to be born again.
God wants you to go heaven (John 3:17). Accept His way of salvation – faith in Jesus, His Son, faith in Jesus, our Saviour.