We have come to believe and know that you are the Christ, the Son of the living God. (John 6:69 WEB)
Religion is complicated. I’ve watched too many Christians backslide; lose their faith right before my eyes. Doctrines are hectic; too many thou shalls and even more thou shall nots. The Bible is the most tedious book to read, honestly. I Love the Bible but its not a novel by Francine Rivers, it takes discipline and sheer hard work to read.
I’ve only heard of people that don’t care about heaven, never met anyone of them. All the people I know desperately want to make heaven.It’s sad only few people acknowledge the simple truth about making heaven, which is Believing in Jesus Christ (Romans 10:9-10). It might seem too simple but that’s it really.
Eternal life too; all it takes to have eternal life is believing in Jesus Christ (John 6:47). Basically, all it takes to serve Jesus is believing. That’s the one and only requirement; Believe. If we can Believe in Him, we’ll no doubt Love Him. If we Love Him, we’ll want to know Him. When we know Him, Satan’s deception will not work in us. And if Satan’s tricks hit our bricks, we can Live the victorious life we’ve been called to live.
Merriam webster defines Believe thus,
to have a firm conviction as to the goodness, efficacy, or ability of something .
What it takes to be saved, to serve God, to Trust Him and to make Heaven is to Believe in Christ.