This blog is about love despite a prenatal diagnosis, grief & healing after baby loss, hope, faith, pregnancy after loss and Hydrops Fetalis awareness.

How to go to Heaven

When my baby died I had no doubt that she had gone Home in Heaven.  This brought me great comfort.  I just couldn't begin to imagine the troubled hearts and the agony of mothers who have missing children here, not knowing where they are.  I knew Lily was safe and healed.  I had lost her but she was not lost.

What about me?  What about where I'm going when I die?  How can I know, how can I be sure I will see her again?

We all die.  Many have this hope that they will see their babies again.  But are you sure of where you will spend eternity?

Here are links to websites where you can find answers.


What is Salvation?



A concise definition can be summed up in one word: deliverance. But deliverance from what? When the Israelites came out of Egypt and reached the Red Sea, Moses told them to “stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD” (Exodus 14:13). In this case, God provided a physical deliverance for Israel from the armies of Egypt.

In the New Testament, the term “salvation” is especially used to refer to the great deliverance from the penalty of sin, which is eternal death (Romans 6:23). That is why the book of Hebrews calls it “so great a salvation” (Hebrews 2:3).


https://www.gotquestions.org/Christian-doctrine-salvation.html


"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23)

Read more...https://lifehopeandtruth.com/change/salvation/what-is-salvation/




From what do I need to be saved?

When you believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and that He died and rose again, defeating death for your sake, you become saved from a life here on earth without God and eternity apart from God in a place called Hell. This is why we call it being saved, or salvation. We have life on this earth, and the Bible says we will live eternally- all of us. We will either spend eternity with God, or eternity away from God in Hell because we rejected His offer to cover our sins.





Why do I need to be saved?

Every human being (except for Jesus Christ) has sinned.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). 

The penalty for sin is death.

 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

 So man needs to be saved—delivered from eternal death—and to be given the gift of God, which is eternal life. That is why salvation is necessary, and why Jesus came to the earth as a human being. “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). Salvation is only possible by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Read more: https://lifehopeandtruth.com/change/salvation/what-is-salvation/




How can I be saved?

 In the New Testament, Paul and Silas answered, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved" (Acts 16:31). What does it mean to believe in the Lord Jesus? 

First, it means that being saved comes through faith, not works. 

Ephesians 2:8-9 clearly teaches, "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." 

Salvation is a free gift available by God's grace through faith. To believe, you must accept that Jesus is the eternal Son of God who died as a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and three days later rose from the dead. When you do, your sins are forgiven and you receive eternal life.

Read more: https://www.compellingtruth.org/how-can-I-be-saved.html


"What is repentance and is it necessary for salvation?"


In the Bible, the word repent means “to change one’s mind.” The Bible also tells us that true repentance will result in a change of actions (Luke 3:8-14; Acts 3:19). Acts 26:20 declares, “I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds.” The full biblical definition of repentance is a change of mind that results in a change of action.

Read more: https://www.gotquestions.org/repentance.html

Repentance and faith can be understood as “two sides of the same coin.” It is impossible to place your faith in Jesus Christ as the Savior without first changing your mind about who He is and what He has done. Whether it is repentance from willful rejection or repentance from ignorance or disinterest, it is a change of mind. Biblical repentance, in relation to salvation, is changing your mind from rejection of Christ to faith in Christ.


Read more: https://www.gotquestions.org/repentance.html

While repentance is not a work that earns salvation, repentance unto salvation does result in works. It is impossible to truly and fully change your mind without that causing a change in action. In the Bible, repentance results in a change in behavior. That is why John the Baptist called people to “produce fruit in keeping with repentance” (Matthew 3:8). A person who has truly repented from rejection of Christ to faith in Christ will give evidence of a changed life (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 5:19-23; James 2:14-26). Repentance, properly defined, is necessary for salvation. Biblical repentance is changing your mind about Jesus Christ and turning to God in faith for salvation (Acts 3:19). Turning from sin is not the definition of repentance, but it is one of the results of genuine, faith-based repentance towards the Lord Jesus Christ.

Read more: https://www.gotquestions.org/repentance.html

Is Jesus the only way to Heaven?

It is a common cultural belief that there are many ways to get to heaven. Is this true? 


Jesus said: "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6).

According to Jesus, there is only one way to know God personally—through Him.

To accept Jesus as your Savior and receive eternal life, you can respond with a prayer similar to the below. Remember that salvation is not about words you say or works you do. It's about Jesus' work and believing in Him.

"Dear God, I realize I am a sinner and could never reach heaven by my own good deeds. Jesus Christ is the only one who can save me. So right now I place my faith in Jesus Christ as God's Son who died for my sins and rose from the dead to give me eternal life. Please forgive me of my sins and help me to live for you. Thank you for accepting me and giving me eternal life."

Read more: https://www.compellingtruth.org/Jesus-only-way.html






Now What?

www.GotQuestions.org is a website where you will find answers to this...

You have made a life-changing decision! Perhaps you are asking, “Now what? How do I begin my journey with God?” The five steps mentioned below will give you direction from the Bible. When you have questions on your journey, please visit www.GotQuestions.org.

1. Make sure you understand salvation.


2. Find a good church that teaches the Bible.


3. Set aside time each day to focus on God.


4. Develop relationships with people who can help you spiritually.


5. Be baptized.





How do I know my baby is in Heaven?
"But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness." (Psalm 86:15)

2 Samuel 12:23 suggests strong evidence for a heavenly destiny of the unborn and children who die young.


The context of these verses is that King David committed adultery with Bathsheba, with a resulting pregnancy. The prophet Nathan was sent by the Lord to inform David that, because of his sin, the Lord would take the child in death. David responded to this by grieving and praying for the child. But once the child was taken, David’s mourning ended. David’s servants were surprised to hear this. They said to King David:

“What is this thing that you have done? While the child was alive, you fasted and wept; but when the child died, you arose and ate food.” David’s response was, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who knows, the LORD may be gracious to me, that the child may live.’ But now he has died; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.” (2 Samuel 12:21-23)

David’s response indicates that those who cannot believe are safe in the Lord. David said that he could go to the child but could not bring the child back to him.

I love this point of view that I found on the site Grace to You:

While infants and children have neither sensed their personal sin and need for salvation nor placed their faith in Christ, Scripture teaches that condemnation is based on the clear rejection of God's revelation--whether general or specific--not simple ignorance of it (Luke 10:16; John 12:48; 1 Thess. 4:8).

“Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.” (Luke 10:16)

"There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day." (John 12:48)


Read more: https://www.gty.org/library/questions/QA101/do-babies-and-others-incapable-of-professing-faith-in-christ-automatically-go-to-heaven













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