Orthodox, Biblical Christianity teaches there are only two ways to heaven:
- Live a perfect, sinless life or
- Experience forgiveness of your sins through faith in Jesus.
Furthermore, given that heaven is a place of moral perfection and endless joy, we are taught to be grateful that option #2 even exists. That is, Jesus’ entrance into our world as a human being, his holy life and sublime teachings, his agonizing death, and his glorious resurrection from the dead are not events which are to be taken for granted.