How do I get to heaven?
How can we enter into heaven? How do I get into the presence of a Holy God? God has already done for us what we cannot do for ourselves. Jesus said "...unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." He explains that the second birth is to be born spiritually. Those born just once will die physically then will die spiritually at the second death (following the Great White Throne judgement). Those who are born twice (both physically and spiritually) will die physically, but will live spiritually forever.
How are people born again spiritually? Jesus said: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
When you accept Jesus as Lord (and Savior) you become clean (righteousness of God through Christ), by faith, before God. This forgiveness of sins, drawing closer to the Lord, will put us within His protection and under His wing of shelter. By accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior, we give Him permission to change us into a new creation. We can become closer to Him and experience His presence. If you choose not to believe, you will be judged on the basis of that sin and will be separated from God forever (the second death). God can't allow sin into the new creation.