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Bible Verses About Entering the Kingdom of Heaven—the Truth That Can’t Be Ignored

Matthew 18:3 - And said, Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Bible Verses About Entering the Kingdom of Heaven – There are many Bible verses about the standard of entering the kingdom of heaven, but each one has his own viewpoint on it. I often wonder whether my viewpoint is after the Lord’s will. If not, am I extremely easy to walk astray? If we blindly go forward and deviate from the Lord’s demands, what outcome will we face? It’s clear that it’s extremely important to find a standard that is after the Lord’s will. We must find conclusive evidence to prove that our thought is after the Lord’s will. We can’t treat this matter carelessly, or we’ll be the one who will suffer a loss. What’s the standard of entering the kingdom of heaven? What’s the Lord’s will? Let’s read the Bible and find out what we need to pay attention to about entering the kingdom of heaven, so that we can establish correct direction.

1. We should recognize the voice of God and return to God when He comes in the last days.


John 10:27

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

Matthew 25:6

And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him.

Revelation 3:20

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Revelation 3:22

He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches.

John 20:29

Jesus said to him, Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

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2. Those who enter the kingdom of heaven need to have an attitude of humble seeking. When hearing the words which are in accord with the truth and God’s will, they don’t insist on their notions. They can obey the guidance of the Holy Spirit and investigate humbly.


Matthew 18:3

And said, Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:3

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Psalm 76:9

When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.
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3. Those who enter the kingdom of heaven must be ones who are cleansed. They all follow God’s way, love God, obey and worship Him.


1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

John 3:3

Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

1 Peter 1:16

Because it is written, Be you holy; for I am holy.

Matthew 7:21-23

Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.

Matthew 5:20

For I say to you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 9:43

And if your hand offend you, cut it off: it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched. And if your foot offend you, cut it off: it is better for you to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched. And if your eye offend you, pluck it out: it is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:

Galatians 5:19-21

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, jealousies, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Contentions, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 5:5

For this you know, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

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4. Those who make great efforts can enter the kingdom of heaven.


Matthew 7:13-14

Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads to life, and few there be that find it.


Matthew 11:12

And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force


Matthew 16:25

For whoever will save his life shall lose it: and whoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

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