Recently our Speaker Neil Vimalkumar answered questions for tweens and teens at his Church’s Vacation Bible School. Catch up on these responses in a series #dyk? 

 Teens, hit us up with your questions on faith, life and anything in between. We’ll get back to you ASAP.

Question

Will I go to heaven?

Answer

This is a very sensible question and also from the heart. As I mentioned earlier, Heaven is where God is. The point to introspect would be: “Do I love Jesus?” If we love Jesus, we would desire heaven. If we are idolatrous – adoring people, talents, intelligence and social connections more than God, we might be lovers of others or ourselves. And so, if someone does not love God, why do they even want to go to heaven? Strange, wouldn’t you think?

Let me be honest here – loving God may not come naturally to us – because we are inherently sinful and lovers of ourselves. But, when Christ comes into your heart and mine, He changes us from the inside – He even changes our dreams and longings and helps us value that which is far better and nobler and more beautiful – than the vain distractions of this world.

So, if you love God, you are on your way to heaven. If you don’t love God, you are the one who is distancing yourself from Him.

C.S. Lewis put it this way: At the end of time, there will be only two kinds of people – one group who say to God, ‘Thy Will be done’ and another group to whom God will say, ‘Alright, thy will be done’.

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Neil Vimalkumar Boniface

Coming to a personal knowledge of Jesus Christ during his college years, Neil Vimalkumar Boniface, Speaker & Ministry Director, developed an interest to share and engage with others on the reasonableness of the Christian faith. This pursuit has taken him to many places and innumerable campuses over the last 20 years. He thrives on the interaction time during his sessions which he finds mutually enriching. Apart from his engineering degree, he also holds a Master of Arts (Honours) in Theology from SAIACS, Bengaluru and another Masters in Science and Religion from the University of Edinburgh. He is currently pursuing a part-time PhD in Christian Studies. He believes education needs to be wholistic and transformative.

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