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I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by Meajor(m): 9:06am On Jan 14
I know from seeing my topic, one might start thinking I’m an atheist, but no, I am a Christian who solely trust in Jesus for my salvation which is entirely by grace through faith.
Now I’ve seen many believers who get carried away with the mentality of going to heaven that they forget that making it to heaven is entirely by grace, its not on account of our works lest any should boost Eph. 2:8. Now since salvation in its entirety is of God, and to them who believes shall not perish but have everlasting life, as stated in John 3:16 and Also John 1:12, wat the Bible is saying is that to those who have believe, they are given the ticket to heaven, let me pause here and give an illustration; if you’ve been given an invitation card to see the president, you don’t sit down and start wishing for an invitation card again, because you’ve already been given one, now what you’ll be bothered about is what to wear, how to act, and what to present.
Now using the above illustration and applying to our Christian race, we’ve already been given the invitation, in fact we are made citizens of heaven (Philippians 3:20), all on our account of believing in Christ Jesus and His work of redemption on the cross.
Then you’ll ask if heaven is not my target then what?
Bible have urge us as believers to bear fruits, fruits that will last.(John 15:16), And to store up treasures in heaven. (Matthew 6:19-20) Like Paul before his departure in the book of 2 Timothy 4:7-8 says I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”
Just like Apostle Paul , we as believers are expected to have the same mentality. Salvation has freely been given, what shall we appear before the master with? Remember on that day all our works shall be tasted by fire, and it’ll be a shame on me to appear before my Lord and savior empty handed.
Now what?
• Let’s run the race that is set before us with faith and perseverance
• Love your neighbor as yourself.
• Treat other the same way you’ll love to be treated.
• Let your lifestyle preach a better sermon than your mouth.
• Since it is an individual race, no one should judge, for only the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is our judge.
• Do not become a hypocrite at the cost of your journey.
• Seek to please God above all. You better get cast out now than to get cast out later.
For every good thing you do, not for the praise of men, your father in heaven will reward you.
GOING TO HEAVEN IS A DONE DEAL, WHAT AM I TAKING TO HEAVEN IS MY PRIORITY.
Thank you and God bless you.
Like our page on Facebook.. #YouthwithIdentity

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Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by agwom(m): 9:08am On Jan 14
undecided
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by bankyblue(m): 9:20am On Jan 14
Go to hell now.....sorry I didn't even read it, but I know it won't make sence



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Sorry about the other comment.
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by Trustme2(m): 9:26am On Jan 14
agwom:
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what's the meaning of this?
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by Meajor(m): 9:33am On Jan 14
bankyblue:
Go to hell now.....sorry I didn't even read it, but I know it won't make sence
thank you atleast for letting me know that you didn't read it... cry cry but maturity demands that you don't just jump to conclusion... Maybe after reading it, you'll realise that your words are uncalled for. Tnx

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Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by agwom(m): 9:35am On Jan 14
The headline is difference from the content
Trustme2:

what's the meaning of this?
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by Meajor(m): 9:38am On Jan 14
agwom:
The headline is difference from the content
sure brother? Or maybe you're too busy to read
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by Henry240: 11:50am On Jan 14
Meajor:
sure brother? Or maybe you're too busy to read
I want to say, thank you for this piece.

It has giving me a whole new meaning and perspective. I'm glad to have read it.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by luvmijeje(f): 11:56am On Jan 14
So what's your goal?
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by sonofthunder: 12:58pm On Jan 14
bankyblue:
Go to hell now.....sorry I didn't even read it, but I know it won't make sence
Hello please try and and read it...you'll learn a thing or two.

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Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by Meajor(m): 1:15pm On Jan 14
sonofthunder:

Hello please try and and read it...you'll learn a thing or two.
Tnx brother
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by Meajor(m): 1:16pm On Jan 14
Henry240:

I want to say, thank you for this piece.

It has giving me a whole new meaning and perspective. I'm glad to have read it.

Thanks for sharing.
thanks for reading
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by jiggaz(m): 1:19pm On Jan 14
Meajor:
I know from seeing my topic, one might start thinking I’m an atheist, but no, I am a Christian who solely trust in Jesus for my salvation which is entirely by grace through faith.
Now I’ve seen many believers who get carried away with the mentality of going to heaven that they forget that making it to heaven is entirely by grace, its not on account of our works lest any should boost Eph. 2:8. Now since salvation in its entirety is of God, and to them who believes shall not perish but have everlasting life, as stated in John 3:16 and Also John 1:12, wat the Bible is saying is that to those who have believe, they are given the ticket to heaven, let me pause here and give an illustration; if you’ve been given an invitation card to see the president, you don’t sit down and start wishing for an invitation card again, because you’ve already been given one, now what you’ll be bothered about is what to wear, how to act, and what to present.
Now using the above illustration and applying to our Christian race, we’ve already been given the invitation, in fact we are made citizens of heaven (Philippians 3:20), all on our account of believing in Christ Jesus and His work of redemption on the cross.
Then you’ll ask if heaven is not my target then what?
Bible have urge us as believers to bear fruits, fruits that will last.(John 15:16), And to store up treasures in heaven. (Matthew 6:19-20) Like Paul before his departure in the book of 2 Timothy 4:7-8 says I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”
Just like Apostle Paul , we as believers are expected to have the same mentality. Salvation has freely been given, what shall we appear before the master with? Remember on that day all our works shall be tasted by fire, and it’ll be a shame on me to appear before my Lord and savior empty handed.
Now what?
• Let’s run the race that is set before us with faith and perseverance
• Love your neighbor as yourself.
• Treat other the same way you’ll love to be treated.
• Let your lifestyle preach a better sermon than your mouth.
• Since it is an individual race, no one should judge, for only the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is our judge.
• Do not become a hypocrite at the cost of your journey.
• Seek to please God above all. You better get cast out now than to get cast out later.
For every good thing you do, not for the praise of men, your father in heaven will reward you.
GOING TO HEAVEN IS A DONE DEAL, WHAT AM I TAKING TO HEAVEN IS MY PRIORITY.
Thank you and God bless you.
Like our page on Facebook.. #YouthwithIdentity
Very good piece OP.... Reading the title, i was like *who be dis one? * What you wrote is the truth.
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by Meajor(m): 1:20pm On Jan 14
jiggaz:
Very good piece OP.... Reading the title, i was like *who be dis one? * What you wrote is the truth.
Hahahahaha thanks
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by jiggaz(m): 1:21pm On Jan 14
Meajor:
Hahahahaha thanks
cheesy you welcome.

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Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by michlins(m): 1:26pm On Jan 14
Calvinism. This is what led to it
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by Meajor(m): 1:40pm On Jan 14
michlins:
Calvinism. This is what led to it
I don't really see how the writings relates with Calvinist theology
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by Meajor(m): 4:28pm On Jan 14
To everyone who took his/her time to read this piece, I say a very big thank you and also for your comments

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Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by Hiswordxray(m): 7:15pm On Jan 14
Meajor:
To everyone who took his/her time to read this piece, I say a very big thank you and also for your comments
Great post, God bless you.
God has given us heaven hallelujah
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by Meajor(m): 7:53pm On Jan 14
Hiswordxray:

Great post, God bless you.
God has given us heaven hallelujah
amen.. Thank you and bless you too
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by Nobody: 8:52pm On Jan 14
Nice Writeup, God bless you brother.
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by chikachuks1(m): 9:04pm On Jan 14
We are building a worldclass forum for christians only. your can register and share your contents on www.christianityupdate.com/forum
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by Meajor(m): 10:32am On Jan 15
Bumidavis:
Nice Writeup, God bless you brother.
Amen and Tnx a lot
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by Meajor(m): 10:32am On Jan 15
chikachuks1:
We are building a worldclass forum for christians only. your can register and share your contents on www.christianityupdate.com/forum
that's good news
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by frosbel2: 10:33am On Jan 15
Nobody is going to heaven anyway

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Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by peacesamuel94(m): 10:53am On Jan 15
Meajor:
I know from seeing my topic, one might start thinking I’m an atheist, but no, I am a Christian who solely trust in Jesus for my salvation which is entirely by grace through faith.
Now I’ve seen many believers who get carried away with the mentality of going to heaven that they forget that making it to heaven is entirely by grace, its not on account of our works lest any should boost Eph. 2:8. Now since salvation in its entirety is of God, and to them who believes shall not perish but have everlasting life, as stated in John 3:16 and Also John 1:12, wat the Bible is saying is that to those who have believe, they are given the ticket to heaven, let me pause here and give an illustration; if you’ve been given an invitation card to see the president, you don’t sit down and start wishing for an invitation card again, because you’ve already been given one, now what you’ll be bothered about is what to wear, how to act, and what to present.
Now using the above illustration and applying to our Christian race, we’ve already been given the invitation, in fact we are made citizens of heaven (Philippians 3:20), all on our account of believing in Christ Jesus and His work of redemption on the cross.
Then you’ll ask if heaven is not my target then what?
Bible have urge us as believers to bear fruits, fruits that will last.(John 15:16), And to store up treasures in heaven. (Matthew 6:19-20) Like Paul before his departure in the book of 2 Timothy 4:7-8 says I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”
Just like Apostle Paul , we as believers are expected to have the same mentality. Salvation has freely been given, what shall we appear before the master with? Remember on that day all our works shall be tasted by fire, and it’ll be a shame on me to appear before my Lord and savior empty handed.
Now what?
• Let’s run the race that is set before us with faith and perseverance
• Love your neighbor as yourself.
• Treat other the same way you’ll love to be treated.
• Let your lifestyle preach a better sermon than your mouth.
• Since it is an individual race, no one should judge, for only the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is our judge.
• Do not become a hypocrite at the cost of your journey.
• Seek to please God above all. You better get cast out now than to get cast out later.
For every good thing you do, not for the praise of men, your father in heaven will reward you.
GOING TO HEAVEN IS A DONE DEAL, WHAT AM I TAKING TO HEAVEN IS MY PRIORITY.
Thank you and God bless you.
Like our page on Facebook.. #YouthwithIdentity


Nice... but judging from your write up one can still say heaven is your Target that's why you adhere to the requirement of faith in his finished work on the cross to enjoy grace.


You also said "we shouldn't become hypocrites at the cost of our journey" which I'm guessing is to heaven, how do you claim you are on a journey to heaven and still say its not your Target, wrong headline.

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Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by Meajor(m): 1:49pm On Jan 15
peacesamuel94:



Nice... but judging from your write up one can still say heaven is your Target that's why you adhere to the requirement of faith in his finished work on the cross to enjoy grace.


You also said "we shouldn't become hypocrites at the cost of our journey" which I'm guessing is to heaven, how do you claim you are on a journey to heaven and still say its not your Target, wrong headline.
. You see going to heaven is strictly by grace through faith... So it means making it to heaven is purely a free gift, given to anyone who trust Jesus as his lord and savior... Since that be the case, Target is what you set to achieve and nothing I can do on my own to make heaven, I just receive.... My target is never to appear before His throne empty handed... You don't plan on how to get money to kano, when you already have the money, rather you'll be consign with which bus park to use, what to wear, what to eat etc... Our mindset should not be how to enter heaven but what are we taking their.
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by Meajor(m): 1:51pm On Jan 15
frosbel2:
Nobody is going to heaven anyway
is that your believe? Please don't be too busy to give me your reasons bro... I'm open to learning.
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by Nobody: 5:08pm On Jan 15
Meajor:
Salvation has freely been given, what shall we appear before the master with? Remember on that day[b] all our works shall be tasted by fire,[/b] and it’ll be a shame on me to appear before my Lord and savior empty handed.
If Salvation has been freely given, aren't you contradicting yourself by the emboldened above?
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by Meajor(m): 5:19pm On Jan 15
removetheturban:
If Salvation has been freely given, aren't you contradicting yourself by the emboldened above?
the works to be tested is not to condemn us, to to give to every man as he deserve and some after the work is tested will be left with nothing ( 1 Corinthians 3:13-14)
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by Nobody: 5:36pm On Jan 15
Meajor:
the works to be tested is not to condemn us, to to give to every man as he deserve and some after the work is tested will be left with nothing ( 1 Corinthians 3:13-14)
Can you paraphrase your comment and throw more light on the emboldened?
Re: I Am A Christian And Going To Heaven Is Not My Target by peacesamuel94(m): 6:54pm On Jan 15
Meajor:
. You don't plan on how to get money to kano, when you already have the money, rather you'll be consign with which bus park to use, what to wear, what to eat etc... Our mindset should not be how to enter heaven but what are we taking their.



Let's adopt this Kano analogy(which we are taking as our heaven), a friend of yours on seeing you embark on a journey, out of curiosity asks you where you are going, and just because you already have the money to travel to Kano with you, you replied by saying Kano is not your target..... Does that make sense?

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