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Can a Muslim be sure about going to Paradise?

When are you good enough? The Qur’an is not giving certainty:

"Those whom they call upon do desire (for themselves) means of access to their Lord, - even those who are nearest: they hope for His Mercy and fear His Wrath: for the Wrath of thy Lord is something to take heed of" (Qur’an 17:57).

The truth tells me and you that we are sinners. People are sinners. God is perfect. He is also perfect in righteousness:

"All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: ’Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.’ Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, ’The righteous will live by faith’. The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, ’The man who does these things will live by them.’ Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us" (Galatians 3:10-13).

Jesus Christ came with the forgiveness of sins for others. He has erased the traces of Adam's sin on the rest of mankind. Death became a universal experience of mankind as a result of Adam's sin. But the righteous nature of Jesus Christ destroyed the power of death and made eternal life possible for others. If we give our lives to Jesus Christ, he promises to forgive us and purify us from all our sinful past, and promise us to give us authority over sin now and a great future with him. Jesus said:

"I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life" (John 8:12).

With Jesus Christ you are sure about going to Paradise.

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