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Can a Muslim be sure that he is going to Paradise?

What kind of god do you believe?

God is righteous

The Most High is perfect in righteousness and does not allow any imperfection in his neighborhood. When he does that, he becomes a lesser god. Be honest and see that in fact 98% of mankind believes in the Supreme Being. But that is not critical to going to Paradise.

When are you good enough?

When are you acceptable in God's eyes? When are you good enough? The Qur'an gives no assurance: “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” (Quran 17:57). The truth tells we are sinners. God is perfect. He is also perfect in righteousness it is written in the Bible: “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.’” (Galatians 3:10-12). You need something else, but extremely powerful to cover your sin. What counts is your faith and trust in God's coverage.

Forgiveness of sin

Jesus Christ came with the forgiveness of sins for others. He has erased the marks 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.

Certainty about going to paradise

When we give our lives to Jesus Christ, he promises to forgive us and purify us from all of our sinful past, and promises to give us authority over sin now and a great future with him. Jesus said, "I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life" (John 8:12). With Jesus Christ you can be sure that you are going to paradise. This is not a philosophical statement, but a result tested by many people, more and more Muslims in recent years. Unless you accept Jesus into your heart and let the Holy Spirit come to you, you cannot live a holy life [1].

Notes

  1. Youtube, Radical sunni Muslim encounter Jesus...Genuine Testimony

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